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The Five Best Breakfast Spots in St. Louis

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       How amazing are these pancakes? | Jennifer Silverberg

Half & Half
(8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719)

The concept behind Half & Half is simple: Treat breakfast -- the most important meal of the day, after all -- in the same manner that a contemporary bistro does dinner. The result of this effort is nothing short of decadent. Breakfast sweets such as pancakes and French toast are elegantly infused with fresh berries and mascarpone cheese. The classic dish of steak and eggs features juicy hanger steak, and sunny-side up eggs are paired with chicken livers and caper aioli. Half & Half manages to balance a high-end sophistication with traditional breakfast comfort. Expect refined versions of the classics, but do not expect run-of-the-mill coffee. Half & Half takes its beans seriously, offering single-sourced varietals prepared by hand with the precision and care of an artisan.


Location Info

Connelly's Goody Goody Diner

5900 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Half & Half

8135 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

Benton Park Café

1900 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Southwest Diner

6803 SW Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Boardwalk Café

600 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Category: Restaurant


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143 comments
Andrew Egger
Andrew Egger

Oh gosh, stop. I'm in Michigan and SO HUNGRY

Nick McClane
Nick McClane

Do yourself a favor and go to the White Knight Diner the next chance you get!

James Hardy
James Hardy

Dumb shit, don't go for a hangover. Be smart, have self control of yourself. Enjoy the next day, or two.

Eddie_Effects
Eddie_Effects

This list should be expanded to include EAT RITE (downtown), The Clayton Diner (Clayton), Courtesy Diner (multiple locations), Spencers Diner (Kirkwood). Tiffany's Diner (Maplewood). not necessarily in that order.

Donna Fox
Donna Fox

The Barn-Crestwood, Mo. is fantastic! Local meats and wonderful grub!

Victoria Matheus
Victoria Matheus

All wrong. Rooster's downtown has the greatest breakfast food & giant tumblers of Bloody Mary's from an extensive flavor menu. Enough said. Go. Eat. Drink.

Christine Marston Kennedy
Christine Marston Kennedy

I tried Half & Half this morning, everything in the article is true. Inventive, hearty, and adorable.

Christa Shinault
Christa Shinault

I agree with Eat-Rite, Courtesy, and City Diner! But then again I'm definitely not a hipster! Lol!

Jason Cline
Jason Cline

No Courtesy, No Eat Rite, No City Diner = No Thanks

Will Slotky
Will Slotky

How did Rooster not make the list??? Amazing food with a Bloody Mary and mimosa menu plus amazing food?????

Gina Imo-Piazza
Gina Imo-Piazza

Tiffany in Maplewood Great harvest to Who made this list :(

Katie Gurley
Katie Gurley

Went to Benton Park Cafe for the first time last weekend. It was delicious!

King Ron
King Ron

No mention of Eat Rite. This article is invalid.

china769
china769

Frazer's in Soulard has a pretty great brunch!

Deb Woods
Deb Woods

Yep - Sonny Peterson - I agree about Uncle Bills. Last time I was there they gave me cold coffee & pancakes that had the same consistency as a greasy ove-glove. And the place was FILTHY. Have not gone back.

Shayne Hummel
Shayne Hummel

Also what about KOPPERMAN'S DELI ???? in the Westend?? I don't think ya'all got it together.

Sonny Peterson
Sonny Peterson

Uncle Bills in south city has gone down.......tremendously

Rod E. Brown
Rod E. Brown

This Mag.Needs a new Editor they suck. I'll never pick up it again. Stl. you deserve better than this!! Would make good fire starter though about only thing it good for.

Philip Sulfstede
Philip Sulfstede

Brio's if you can wait till 10 to get started. Not so early risers!

Laura Tolley Brown
Laura Tolley Brown

The best diner food comes from a kitchen staff with tattoos and on paper.

Laura Tolley Brown
Laura Tolley Brown

No Eat Rite, No Courtesy, no Waffle House? Who else is open after Pops lets out?

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