Top 7 Brunch Places in Downtown St. Louis
St. Louis has a diverse culinary history, and the variety of brunch places in Downtown alone is testiment to that diversity. So whether you're new to Downtown, or just looking for a new brunch place for the weekend "fundays" with family and friends, below ore our top 7 favorite place to brunch in Downtown St. Louis.
Rooster – 1104 Locust Street
Specializing in crepes, both sweet and savory, and local products, Rooster is a must try experience for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. One of the house favorites is the savory Missouri-made German-style Sausage #2 which features locally made sausage with sliced apples and cheddar cheese. With a wide-variety of crepes, sandwiches, and salads available, Rooster is perfect for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions as well.
Blondie’s – 1301 Washington Avenue
Located on the world-famous Washington Avenue, Blondie’s is a luxurious restaurant with drinks, desserts, and food just as luxurious. Try them out for brunch and savor their build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar with the Blonde Benedict or, my personal favorite, the Salmon Bagel complete with cream cheese, capers, tomatoes, and red onions!
St. Louis Bread Company – 116 North 6th Street
For a fast-casual option, don’t count out St. Louis Bread Company. And yes, for those new to town, you will recognize it as a Panera Bread; it is the same company, just with a different name in its hometown. At “Bread Co” you can get the ever-popular “You Pick Two” with your choice of half-sized sandwiches, soups, pastas, and salads. Just be prepared to answer “Bread, apple, or chips with that?”
Chris’ at the Docket – 100 North Tucker Boulevard
A spin-off of the wildly popular Chris’ Pancake House in South St Louis, Chris’ at the Docket is located inside the Saint Louis University Law School and adjacent to the Civil Courts building and historic Saint Louis City Hall. Of course, Chris’ is known for their pancakes, but they offer so much more: wraps, bacon & eggs, skillet scrambles, sandwiches, and even breakfast pizza pies!
Hiro Asian Kitchen – 1405 Washington Avenue
Hiro is a truly amazing place with food just as amazing. Hiro takes the unique flavors of Southeast Asia and blends them with soul-warming savory and comfort foods. Here you can try Short Rib & Egg with an apple and potatoes mash served with a delicious mango chutney. Or the unique Breakfast Ramen bowl complete with shitake mushrooms, crisp pork belly, and a poached egg with savory wheat noodles in broth. Next time I’m trying the Crispy Chicken Thigh & Sweet Potato Waffle served with honey cream cheese syrup. Bottomless Mimosas? Yes please!
Egg – 2200 Gravois Ave
While not technically in Downtown, Egg is a “must-try” spot Just a short drive south on Tucker (which becomes Gravois Ave just south of Downtown). Egg is a one-of-a-kind breakfast/brunch place fusing bold north-African flavors with smoky southern-style barbeque. Their signature plate, the Smoked Pork Belly Eggs Benedict is a culinary treat, with succulent locally smoked pork belly served atop southern-style cornbread and a tangy hollandaise. The drinks are just as awesome as the food! Egg’s bartender fresh-squeezes to order the oranges for the mimosas and the grapefruit for the greyhounds!
Hamburger Mary’s – 400 Washington Avenue
Hamburger Mary’s has made its fabulous return to St. Louis with a glitzy spacious venue just blocks from the Arch and convention center. Although obviously known for their burgers and on-stage live entertainment, Mary’s also smashes with large “Special-Tease” cocktails. The new location officially opened its doors (and stage) for dinner on January 20th and will be open for lunch and weekend brunch by mid-February 2018.