Cafe with house-made sweet and savory vegan pastries which rotate seasonally. There are also several varieties of plant milks for coffee drinks. Can make custom order vegan cakes and pies. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by NikW


Points +3228

03 Oct 2023

Nice cafe!

Good coffee, nice atmosphere and comfy seating! Has an assortment of vegan pastries available (clearly marked).



Points +189

16 Apr 2023

Lots of vegan baked goods

Staff seems knowledgeable on vegan options & the vegan bakery items are all labeled clearly which is super helpful! The scones were our favorite bakery items & the drinks were all very good! The cafe is super cute & there were plenty of seating options!

Pros: Clearly labeled bakery items , Knowledgeable staff


Points +72

10 Dec 2022

Best Cafe au Lait I’ve ever had. And it was under $4.

Super cool environment. Great energy! Lots of books in their library, friendly helpful staff and, like I said, best Cafe au Lait ever.

Pros: 4 vegan “milk” options for coffee w/no up charge, Great staff , Cool atmosphere

Cons: None


Points +181

14 Jul 2022

Adorable and great menu

The baristas were knowledgeable on veganism, a majority of their baked goods were vegan, they had a vegan lemon poppy ice cream available, and the coffee menu was very extensive. The vibe of the coffee shop is adorable. If I ever drive through St. Louis again, I’ll definitely be back


Points +271

15 May 2022

Baked goods

So many vegan baked goods!!


Points +286

14 Dec 2019

The cutest little cafe with loads of vegan options

Wow! I stumbled upon a gem. The cutest little cafe with baked goods (quiche, scones, muffins, donuts) ALL VEGAN. Get this— they actually label the non vegan items! Haha the tables have turned. Def recommend this place. I will be back.

Pros: Vegan options , Cute and cozy , Super friendly staff

Cons: Tad bit expensive , still offer cows milk and a few non vegan items


Points +75

09 Dec 2019

Awesome cafe

This place has been open for just a week and is already a big hit with the vegans of St. Louis. Everything is good, food is delicious, everything is vegan unless labeled otherwise, there’s choose your own mug bottomless coffee, lots of interesting speciality drinks like s’mores and samosa Girl Scout cookie coffee, quiet jazz in background, tables with outlets nearby and couches, lots of books and games, and a gender neutral accessible restroom

Pros: Lots of options , Great food and drinks , Super nice decor

Cons: Like all cafes, not cheap

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