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‘It is a nice way to be a little bit lazy:’ Where to find the best brunch spots in St. Louis

Carmen Troesser | Sauce Magazine
Where are the best spots to get brunch in St. Louis?

Sound Bites is produced in partnership with Sauce Magazine, our monthly installment exploring cuisine in the St. Louis area.

What’s for brunch? Sauce Magazine’s Managing Editors Catherine Klene and Heather Hughes as well as Art Director Meera Nagarajan joined St. Louis on the Air contributor Steve Potter to discuss the best spots to eat the most relaxing meal of the week.

It’s the cover story of the most recent issue of Sauce Magazine. The magazine actually published this list three years ago with 11 top brunch destinations. This time, the list has more than doubled.

“St. Louis has really embraced this brunch culture,” Klene said.  

Typically spanning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., brunch combines breakfast, lunch and luxurious languor.

“It is nice to have someone else cook breakfast, lunch or brunch for you,” Nagarajan said. “It is a nice way to be lazy. Because you only have it once or twice a week, it makes the meal a bit more special.”

Here are some of their favorites:


Seed Sprout Spoon, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, St. Louis | Catherine recommends: the waffles with berry compote.

Sardella, 7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton | Heather recommends: The pancakes

Layla, 4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis | Meera recommends: The banana bread French toast


Reed’s American Table, 7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood | Catherine recommends: The Italian beef sandwich

Edibles & Essentials, 5815 Hampton Ave., St. Louis | Heather recommends: The bacon sandwich

Eclipse Restaurant, 6177 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis | Meera recommends: shrimp and grits


Brasserie by Niche, 4580 Laclede Ave., St. Louis | Catherine recommends: eggs en cocotte 

Vista Ramen, 2609 Cherokee St., St. Louis | Heather recommends: the grits

Boundary, 7036 Clayton Ave., St. Louis | Meera recommends: smoked chicken crepe


Russell’s on Macklind, 5400 Murdoch Ave., St. Louis | Heather recommends:  the ham and cheese croissant

Half & Half, 8135 Maryland Ave., Clayton | Meera recommends: biscuits en papillote

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