St. 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. Many serve espresso drinks such as Caffe Latte, espresso shots, iced coffee and French Press coffee.
Coffee Shops – Tea Rooms
- Blueprint Coffee 314-266-6608 U City Loop
- Cafe Nova 314-351-7443 South Kingshighway
- City Coffee 314-862-2489 Clayton
- Coma Coffee 314-250-1042 Richmond Heights
- Comet Coffee 314-932-7770 Dogtown
- Crave Coffee 314-771-3200 The Grove
- Deer Creek Coffee 314-262-8494 West County
- Fiddlehead Fern 314-300-8111 Shaw
- Flyover Coffee 314-827-5503 Central West End
- Foundation Grounds 314-833-6460 Maplewood
- Hartford Coffee 314-771-5282 Tower Grove
- Kaldi’s 314-729-9995 Clayton
- La Cosecha 314-440-0347 Coffee
- Living Room Coffee 314-306-7626 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 Mud House 314-776-6599 Cherokee
- Northwest Coffee 314-371-4600 Clayton
- Park Ave. Coffee 314-621-4020 Lafayette Park
- Picasso’s 636-925-2511 St. Charles
- Rise Coffee 314-405-8171 The Grove
- Shameless Grounds 314-449-1240
- Sister’s Tea House 314-305-1319 Fenton
- String Bean Coffee 314-372-4267 Brentwood
- Sump Coffee 917-412-5670 South City
It is common for coffee shops to serve light meals such as pastries, fruits, salads and sandwiches. Like STL restaurants, 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 the meaning and purpose behind it remains the same. Further more, St. Louis 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.
Coffee and Tea
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. Basically, 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 local tea rooms to socialize, talk, chat enjoy their tea and setting.
Many 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. Lastly, the top tea rooms in the world can be found in places such as China, London, South Africa, Ireland, and Singapore.