Coffee

coffee in St. LouisSt. Louis is fortunate to be home to a number of wonderful coffee houses and tea rooms. Today, when you hear the words tea House and Coffee shops, these words sound from a long time ago something of the 18th century or so. Coffee shops bring to thoughts of a nice comfortable and cozy pace where they serve express and gourmet drinks while you lay on a comfy lounge chair. The latest Coffee Shops will serve espresso drinks such as Caffe Latte, espresso shots, Iced Coffee and French Press Coffee.

It is common for Coffee Houses to serve light meals such as pastries, fruits, salads and sandwiches. Like bars, Coffee Shops also have a history of having an environment where people can socialize with friends, acquaintances, or meet new people. When people say, “Meet me for Coffee,” they are saying let’s meet so we can talk. Even though there has been some change when you think of Coffee shops the meaning and purpose behind it remains the same. Coffee shops are places where people can come and socialize, meet new people, reunite with old friends, read, study, or just sit or lay down next to the window looking out on a lounge chair.

St. Louis Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms  Phone  Location
 Blueprint Coffee

Cafe Nova

 314-266-6608

314-351-7443

 University City – The Loop

South St. Louis

 City Coffee  314-862-2489  Clayton
 Coffee Cartel  314-454-0000  Central West End
 Comet Coffee  314-932-7770  Dogtown
 Crave Coffee  314-771-3299  The Grove
 Flyover Coffee  314-827-5503  Central West End
 Foundation Grounds  314-833-6460  Maplewood
 Hartford Coffee Company  314-771-5282  Tower Grove
 Kaldi’s Coffee  341-729-9995  Clayton
 La Cosecha

Living Room Coffee & Kitchen

 314.440-0347

314-306-7626

 Coffee

Maplewood

 London Tea Room  314-241-6556  Tower Grove
 Mary Ann’s Tea Room  314-361-5303  Central West End
 Mokabee’s  314-865-2009  South Grand
 The Mudhouse

Northwest Coffee

 314-776-6599

314-371-4600

 Cherokee

Clayton

 Park Avenue Coffee

Picasso’s

 314-621-4020

636-925-2911

 Lafayette Square

St. Charles

 Rise Coffee  314-769-9535  The Grove
 Silo Coffee & Goods

Sisters Tea House

Stringbean Coffee

 N/A

636-305-1319

314-472-3267

 Downtown

Fenton

Brentwood

 Sump Coffee  917-412-5670  Cherokee

Nowadays, the most popular Coffee Shop is Starbucks Coffee. If you have yet to visit a Starbucks you will see the lounge, chair, the environment and the varieties of coffee and espresso drinks they offer along with Biscotti, Scones, Muffins, Croissants, and other sweet pastries. The top Coffee houses in the world can be found in places such as Budapest, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Porto, Rio De Janeiro, Naples, Buenos Aires, and Rome.

Tea Rooms are very like Coffee Shops in many ways. Just like Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms also serve their drinks with a light meal, the difference between them is the cultures such as American and British Tea Rooms serves afternoon Tea with a variation of small cakes. In places like Nepal and China the residents gather at Tea Rooms to socialize, talk, chat enjoy their Tea and setting, young people will meet in Tea Rooms for dates. In places, such as the UK, a Tea Roomies a small room or restaurant where they serve cream tea along with a scone with jam or a small cake. In Scotland, they offer a larger variety of sweets to go with your tea such as pancakes, crumpets, scones, cakes, and pastries. The top Tea Rooms in the world can be found in places such as China, London, South Africa, Ireland, and Singapore.

Tea Rooms began spreading beginning with Britain in the 1950’s but as the decades passed by Coffee Houses became more pleasant and Tea Rooms unpleasant.