Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in St. Louis and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Mokabe's Coffehouse thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat City Diner, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast/Brunch.

9 Kopperman's Specialty Food & Delicatessen
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in a casual environment decorated with rattan and interesting memorabilia. There is lots of seating indoors, and outdoor seating under green market umbrellas is also an option. The extensive menu at this popular restaurant-delicatessen features such specialty breakfasts as lox platters, Idaho trout, and corned beef hash, along with blintzes, croissants, French toast and omelets. (314-361-0100)

8 The Donut Stop
The Donut Stop was founded in 1953 in the South County neighborhood of St. Louis and has since opened a second location in the St. Charles neighborhood. The Donut Stop has operated out of the same little brick building since the 50's and the operation has achieved legendary status among the locals of the Gateway to the West. ((314) 631-3333, (636) 724-5213)

7 Chris' Pancake & Dining
Eat hearty at this popular dining spot, where chicken-fried steak and salsicce are savory breakfast meats. Lighter fare is offered as well, and one tasty, heart-healthy option is the buckwheat pancakes. Dine in a bright and friendly atmosphere on the sunny, glassed-in porch. (314-645-2088)

6 Kaldi's Coffeehouse
This eclectically styled, laid-back coffeehouse features a mural, pressed tin ceiling, concrete floors and colorfully painted walls. Order coffee in limitless variations, including espresso, latte and cappuccino, in single, tall, grande and molto grande sizes. Smoothies are available in most any flavor, along with iced teas, chai teas, lemonades and Italian sodas. A variety of satisfying baked goods helps fill the void in the morning, as do breakfast sandwiches and hot oatmeal. (314-727-9955)

5 Soulard Coffee Garden
Located in an historic brick building in St. Louis's French district, this trendy coffee shop features wooden floors, exposed brick, and purple and green walls. There's a wide variety of tantalizing baked goods to enjoy with your espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha, tea, or cocoa. Also, select beers, cocktails and spiked smoothies are available. (314-241-1464)

4 Mokabe's Coffehouse
Enjoy coffeehouse culture at its finest while listening to rock music, playing a board game, or shooting pool in laid-back surroundings. The menu includes coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, chai tea and iced drinks, along with light soup, sandwiches, salad and desserts. Vegetarian, vegan and organic options are featured, and live folk music is performed on the weekends. (314-865-2009)

3 Uncle Bill's Pancake & Dinner House
Uncle Bill's is synonymous with 24-hour breakfasts, an eclectic assortment of hungry clientele, and kitsch decor. Whether it's early morning or late afternoon, the coffee is always fresh, and the griddle is always sizzling. Enjoy lean, thick-cut bacon, ham or sausage with made-to-order eggs, or dive into a plate of enormous pancakes that have innovative names such as Panama Banana, Pancake Hawaii and Chocolate Alaska, a stack of pancakes topped with ice cream and hot fudge. (314-832-1973)

2 City Diner
The best breakfast bargain in town! Feast on bacon, eggs, sausage and potatoes. The regular menu features Huevos Rancheros, a meat loaf omelet, and an omelet made with oysters, bacon and cheese. The authentic decor includes black-and-white checked linoleum floors, vinyl booths and a low counter with chrome and vinyl-topped round seats. The walls are accented with Hollywood photos, albums and other memorabilia. (314-772-6100)

1 Café Eau & Bistro
Café Eau features a casual, relaxed atmosphere with dark woodwork and neutral tones. The eclectic American menu features such fare as Thai-basil tuna tartare with chili-lime dressing. Styled in rich Moroccan tones, Eau Bistro features a paprika-colored pressed metal ceiling and light fixtures created with parchment paper. This menu leans heavily toward seafood and may include Sushiko wood-roasted Chilean sea bass on peppery mustard greens with tamari-citrus vinaigrette. The eclectic Sunday brunch at Eau Bistro is quite popular. (314-454-9000)

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Maps and Directions

Kopperman's Specialty Food & Delicatessen 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Deli
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Delivery, Take Out
Neighborhood: CENTRAL WEST END
The Donut Stop 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Bakery
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: South County
Chris' Pancake & Dining 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Catering, Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: The Hill
Kaldi's Coffeehouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian
Dining Options: Take Out
Soulard Coffee Garden 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Lafayette Square
Mokabe's Coffehouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian
Dining Options: Live Music, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: SOUTH CITY
Uncle Bill's Pancake & Dinner House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Family Friendly
Neighborhood: SOUTH CITY
City Diner 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Diner
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: SOUTH CITY
Café Eau & Bistro 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: CENTRAL WEST END
COST: $$