Experience the French Quarter Vibe at Café Ventana

Cafe Ventana

Café Ventana

ST. LOUIS, MO/July 23, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you’ll never forget the city’s historic charm and cuisine.  Thanks to the owners of Café Ventana, you can savor the taste of the Big Easy right here in the Lou with a delicious selection of Louisiana inspired brunch entrées, specialty cocktails, fresh baked bread, made from scratch pastries and their signature beignets (traditional or filled with chocolate or the Chef’s creation).  For those who ride their bike to the restaurant, they get a free beignet.

Café Ventana’s menu choices are celebrated for their fresh ingredients that come directly from their on site gardens and offer options for all diets with a paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan friendly fare.  Breakfast is served all day and includes New Orleans Biscuits & Gravy, Smoked Salmon Bagel, Paleo Breakfast, Granola, Breakfast Burritos (steak, chicken, or black bean), and Omelettes (veggie, Greek, meats (ham, bacon, turkey or paleo pork sausage) and more.  Sandwiches include BLT, Turkey Avocado, and the Cuban Wrap (black forest ham, carnitas, Swiss cheese, dill pickle, mustard in a tomato wrap) to name a few.  Their fabulous Lobster Bisque, Beignet sliders and house made chips are especially popular.

Vegetarian options feature Spinach Salad, Greek Salad, House Made Hummus (served with toasties & crudités) and sandwiches such as Apple Brie (roasted apples, brie, walnuts, honey on toasted wheat bread), Portabella Mushroom (portabella mushrooms, spinach, havarti cheese, basil pesto aioli on toasted sourdough) and the Caprese (tomato, mozzarella, basil pesto aioli on toasted sourdough).

On Saturdays & Sundays from 8 AM – 2 PM is their famous Nawlin’s Style Brunch featuring Tasso Biscuits & Gravy and Grillades & Grits.  Plus Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and live music from noon-2 pm!

The Bar boasts Good Libations such as a Hurricane, French 75 (gin, lemon juice, prosecco) Absinthe Ritual (Absinthe, sugar cube, cold water, classic French preparation), wines, rare whiskeys, Cathedral Square Beers and non-alcoholic favorites and smoothies.  For those needing a caffeine fix or a perk-me-up for work or studying, there’s House Lattes, Espresso’s and Freshly Brewed Coffee, plus additional flavors to customize your perky brew (rosemary, sage, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, clove mocha, vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, white chocolate, pumpkin spice, mint, lavender or almond).

Café Ventana’s atmosphere is a relaxed bohemian bistro setting with inspired lighting that fills the room with natural light through the tall windows and massive skylight ceiling.  Around the castle-like curved stone fireplace are comfy chairs.  There are multiple bistro table areas throughout including one accented by a tall fountain and stoned pillars that give you the feeling you are in the French Quarter.  The venue also has designated quiet areas for serious studying.  The covered outdoor patio offers plenty of seating.  The adjacent Café Ventana Annex offers private Think Tank rooms, meeting and event spaces with secure Wifi and Skype for rent.

Café Ventana is located in the Central West End near St. Louis University on West Pine Boulevard just West of Vandeventer, South of Lindell and North of Forest Park Parkway.

Café Ventana

3919 W Pine Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: (314) 531-7500

Hours of Operation:

7 AM – 8 PM

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Jacqui Poor

Jacqui Poor

Jacqui is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist, television producer, writer, director and voice over talent. She’s earned thirteen Emmy Awards, forty-two Emmy Nominations, fifty-three Telly Awards, and two Aurora Awards. Jacqui currently produces feature stories, short documentaries and live educational interactive simulcast specials for HEC-TV. As a writer/director, three of her short documentaries were featured in the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase. During the Fall semesters, Jacqui is a guest expert for Washington University’s Denise Ward Brown grant funded, Tale of Two Cities: Documenting Our Divide film-making class. Jacqui has also penned numerous articles and stories for magazines and Journal publications.