Cafe Ventana

  • Restaurants
  • Midtown/Clayton
  • Central West End


"Café Ventana brings to Saint Louis the look and feel of a French Quarter bistro while offering deliciously comfortable foods. From French style beignets to incredible locally roasted coffee to delectable sandwiches, salads and soups, dining at Café Ventana is truly a culinary experience. Their irresistible beignets are made fresh to order using their hand-crafted recipe, bringing everyone’s favorite New Orleans treat directly to the heart of St. Louis. Small batches of coffee are professionally roasted twice a week by their favorite java guru, Eric Schaefer, using his artisan’s choice Probat roaster. Their selection of appetizer plates, salads, soups, sandwiches and incredible desserts are gourmet fare, hand-crafted using the freshest and most locally produced ingredients available. They enjoy supporting their local cultural treasures with small art exhibitions and live locally grown music. They created a relaxing environment that features gas lanterns and antique chandeliers from New Orleans, reclaimed antique doors from the French Quarter, a beautiful Italian fountain in their cobblestone alley (laid with reclaimed brick from the St. Louis Riverfront), a stone hearth firepla

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Middle of the road brunch
Reviewed By Cryptic_Tourist April 2019

Came here to grab some brunch. Coffee was just okay, nothing special about it. The omelette was pretty bland (I had the veggie) and It wasn’t seasoned. The portion size was decent though! The old bay...

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great beignets
Reviewed By suburban-countess February 2018

Enjoyed an apple/brie sandwich on focaccia for a quick lunch. Have enjoyed their beignets on other occasions. Casual and comfortable. Lots of outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

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Very good place for quick bite before the Fox
Reviewed By STLIRISH November 2017

Food was very good. The beignets are great and very similar to cafe du Monde. We also got a very good omelet. Service was great and fast. Musis was pleasant and appropriate for both venue and...

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