Take Out


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.

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.

This St. Louis landmark has been serving creamy, old-fashioned frozen vanilla custard since 1929. The flavors expand beyond vanilla to include chocolate chip and Heath Bar, along with concoctions that include nuts, fruit, and candies. Plus, you'll definitely want to try a "concrete." This frozen dessert is so thick that it won't budge, even when you turn it upside down! Ted Drewe's is popular with locals, so don't be surprised if you have to wait, especially when the weather's warm.

South City

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.

Central West End
Bar Italia

The bright decor, offset by the industrial setting, is the perfect scene for the wildly imaginative menu featured at this dynamic restaurant. Calamari salad is made with garbanzo beans and diced beans tossed with a lemon and oil dressing. Eggplant fettuccine is enlivened with a tangy blend of tomatoes, olives, onions and capers and topped with herbed ricotta cheese. Sample the homemade gelato for dessert.

Anthony's Bar

Owned by the same folks who run the popular Tony's restaurant next door, this downtown bar does a booming business at lunch time and after work. Great drinks stand alongside a menu that includes burgers, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches and appetizers. A casual, yet decidedly who's who atmosphere pervades the space.

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.

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.

Central West End
Coffee Cartel

The highlight of this terrific spot is its large selection of homemade desserts, featuring a generous selection of cheesecakes, pastries, pies, muffins, brownies, cakes, cookies and ice cream. Order coffee by the serving, whether espresso, latte, cappuccino, regular or decaf, or buy it by the pound. Imported coffees hail from South America, Central America, Africa, Europe and the Asian-Pacific Rim. Ciders, teas and smoothies are also available.

The rustic, yet sophisticated decor of this comfortable eatery with its warm woodwork and paned glass is a cross between a barn and a countryside manor. The menu features both classic and modern interpretations; depending on the night, you might enjoy anything from Elk Marsala or Rabbit Spiedini to Beef Bourginon or crab stuffed trout.