Honoring the local folklore with endless flavors…The Crooked Tree Coffee House
ST CHARLES, MO/January 8, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) The Crooked Tree Coffee House – Just a moment away from historic Frenchtown located on First Capitol in St. Charles is the Crooked Tree Coffee House. The family owned and operated coffee café is deeply rooted with local folklore. In fact the famous “crooked tree” at the corner of First Capitol and Kingshighway on the Lindenwood University campus inspires the venue’s name. Legend has it that a great and compassionate Indian chief was laid to rest under that catalpa tree. The tree was so saddened at his passing that it bowed over his grave, never to stand straight again.
Today the Crooked Tree Coffee Shop brews up the perks with an abundance of creative flavors. From the moment you walk into the building with its high ornate ceilings and a softly lit laid back atmosphere, your senses will be welcomed by warm aromas of freshly baked goods and seven different pots of brewed coffee to chose from including an ever-changing line up of coffees of origins, flavored coffees both flavored and house decaf coffee… And get this, drink as many cups of the featured daily seven fresh brews as you want while you’re there with the Red Cup Special. And the barista will help you explore the many different Espresso drinks such as Café Mocha, Café Americano, and a foamy Cappuccino; Specialty Lattes, such as the Café Calcutta, Tuxedo Junction, Praline Panther. And for special diets, they also brew up Almond Milk and Soy Milk Lattes as well such a Soy Boy, Almond Roca Mocha. And for those who like their coffees chillin’ try their Chillaz creations such as Snicker Bar, Raspberry Cream, Carmel Cloud or Banana Gorilla. There’s also a nice selection of non-coffee drinks including Italian Sodas, home made Lemonade, tangy fruit Smoothies, and specialty Hot Teas such as Chai Te Latte, Treasure Island Spice Chai, Choco Chia.
Not only is this neighborhood gathering spot popular for their brews, The Crooked Tree is noted for great food with a full breakfast menu which offers a mix of creative favorites including Cinnamon Crusted French Toast, Breakfast Quesadilla, Greek Egg White Omelets, Louisiana Praline Pancakes, and a variety of gourmet crepes, and the popular Spin Veggie Breakfast Sandwich. Their lunch menu features their in-house Vegetable Quiche, French Onion Soup, salads, wraps and sandwiches. And if you prefer a sweet tooth indulgence, their bakery case is always stocked with home made fresh sweet breads, scones and their trademark, chocolate brownie pie.
The inviting intimate atmosphere includes tables to meet up with a friend, power up with a hot breakfast, or to enjoy a lunch break, or to study with free WiFi and ample power outlets. There’s also a cozy library cove with an inviting couch and comfy reading chairs, plus a stack of board games, and a music corner with an upright piano and guitar, which occasionally inspires impromptu sing-a-longs. It’s no wonder that this is a popular place for the locals, a nice surprise for tourists and a home away from home for college students.
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