Cafe Ventana

Cafe Ventana

Coffee Shop, Tea Room, and Café
3919 W Pine Blvd (btw Vandeventer & Sarah), St Louis, MO 63108, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.6/10

Based on 92 votes

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    Brent J.
    Grab a bottomless cup of coffee and a sandwich, or a few beignets.(13 Tips)
    Mike K.
    their Think Tank to the board of Magdalene St.(2 Tips)
    Sierra W.
    The lobster bisque is surprisingly good.(3 Tips)
    Clay M.
    Tenacious Trivia on Tuesdays @ 8:00PM.(2 Tips)

From Cafe Ventana

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Get a Free Small House Coffee or a Free Beignet with any purchase - when you check in with a friend.

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  • beignets
  • study
  • coffee
  • think tank
  • trivia
  • outdoor seating
  • wifi
  • lattes
  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
  • good for a quick meal
  • smoothies
  • Greek salad
  • great value
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • music
  • quiet
  • crab cakes
  • shellfish
  • Danielle H.

    Large patio out back and a second, quieter dining area perfect for meetings or working.

    Danielle Hohmeier · April 13
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  • Renee R.

    Worst service ever. No one is helpful, line moves horribly slow, and workers were hiding out in the basement, not working.

    Renee R. · February 8
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  • Jen R.

    I left my computer at Ventana. I called and the person who answered refused to go look, claiming that she was just back there and my computer wasn't there. Turns out it was. I won't be back.

    Jen Roberts · February 4
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  • Timz T.

    Go out of my way to come here when I'm in the area. Great food selections but they're always out of stuff. Service is slow but the coffee's worth it.

    Timz Traveler · November 15, 2014
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  • J. C. S.

    Salads. Spinach salad. Beignets.

    J. C. Smith · October 15, 2014
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  • Joseph B.

    One of the best coffee, breakfast, lunch, date, study, patio, and live music joints in all of STL.

    Joseph Blewitt · September 5, 2014
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  • Riverfront Times

    Sure, you can caffeinate at Cafe Ventana, but you can also brunch, booze and stave off boredom with trivia, movie nights and live music. Read more

    Riverfront Times · August 14, 2014
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  • Sierra W.

    The lobster bisque is surprisingly good. Nice buttery after taste.

    Sierra Wilson · August 10, 2014
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  • Matt M.

    Good study spot, but the WiFi will periodically kick you off if you're using a VPN.

    Matt Mitgang · August 8, 2014
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  • Cafe Ventana

    Get a Free Small House Coffee or a Free Beignet with any purchase - when you check in with a friend.

    Cafe Ventana · October 12, 2012
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  • Kathryn T.

    delicious crepes om nom nom

    Kathryn Thomas · February 28, 2014
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  • Nicole S.

    Great atmosphere and good food. Who could ask for anything more?

    Nicole S. · January 2, 2014
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  • Mike K.

    We love CV because the generously donate meeting space in their Think Tank to the board of Magdalene St. Louis. Thank you!!!

    Mike Kinman · October 2, 2013
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  • Riverfront Times

    Here you can have a light lunch of excellent lobster bisque, sip a cappuccino while you study for the LSAT or even blot out a bad day with real-deal absinthe.http://bit.ly/16vE80T

    Riverfront Times · July 30, 2013
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  • Rick M.

    Wonderful food and atmosphere right next to SLU's campus.

    Rick Marshall · July 6, 2013
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  • Marissa T.

    Check out the walkway and little table in between the two sections. Quaint. My hamster loved it.

    Marissa Thomas · June 2, 2013
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  • Ronald L.

    The chocolate filled beignets are great.

    Ronald La Niear · May 27, 2013
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  • Dawson S.

    Love this place, except WiFi sucks (just won't load some sites). Food, coffee, and atmosphere are great, just not a place I can get actual work done. Great for relaxing though.

    Dawson Schachter · March 17, 2013
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  • Jenna G.

    Saturdays and Sundays order the biscuits and gravy. It's out of this world. (If it isn't listed on the menu just ask)

    Jenna Grissom · January 5, 2013
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  • Brian G.

    Chicory au lait was alright, but don't order the beignets if it's at all busy

    Brian Goldstein · December 11, 2012
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  • Ryan S.

    The Milky Way Latte the best coffee drink of all coffees

    Ryan Salazar · September 30, 2012
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  • Honghui Y.

    Free jazz during weekend brunch hours

    Honghui Yu · July 14, 2012
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  • Mary Kate

    Pay attention to what you buy. Stuff adds up quicker than it should. Can you say overpriced?? Still good stuff though. Also, check out the Yelp check-in to get free beignets when you order $10 or more

    Mary Kate · June 25, 2012
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  • Mary Kate

    Go in the 2nd building and work in one of the "Think Tanks". It's quiet, and the solitude will help you get stuff done more.

    Mary Kate · June 25, 2012
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  • Jenna G.

    Best b&g's in town. so effing good

    Jenna Grissom · May 27, 2012
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  • Mary Kate

    Their lobster bisque is seriously good

    Mary Kate · April 9, 2012
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  • Brittney K.

    Curtis is super friendly!

    Brittney K · March 6, 2012
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  • Clay M.

    Tenacious Trivia on Tuesdays @ 8:00PM. Free and fun!

    Clay Moran · February 8, 2012
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  • Matt B.

    This place is awesome! My favorite place to study in stl. Internet can be a little sketchy at times but the environment, decor, music, great coffee etc etc etc totally make up for it. Love it!

    Matt Bell · December 2, 2011
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  • Melissa F.

    Incredible Apple Brie sandwich!

    Melissa Fasano · November 17, 2011
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  • Riverfront Times

    2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Coffeehouse.

    Riverfront Times · October 26, 2011
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  • Jon F.

    One of my favorite spots in St. Louis. Their beignets are great. Good place to work or spend a rainy day. Read more

    Jon Franko · September 20, 2011
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  • Brittany K.

    Baristas could use some cheering up. Bleh.

    Brittany Kujawa · September 5, 2011
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  • Emily Z.

    Great place but the beignets are not the best

    Emily Zz · August 26, 2011
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  • Amanda S.

    Grab yourself a punch card!

    Amanda Savarese · August 20, 2011
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  • Linda L.

    Beats BreadCo., hands down for great lunch at good price with easy access WiFi.

    Linda Lockhart · July 21, 2011
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  • Michelle S.

    Great atmosphere, great coffee, great smoothies.

    Michelle S · July 21, 2011
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  • Graham G.

    Crab cakes are awesome!

    Graham Green · May 28, 2011
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  • Nimble M.

    Don't order the crab cakes. They're $10 for 2 with a splash of salad. The cakes are the size of peppermint patty candies. Way too high.

    Nimble Marketing · March 15, 2011
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  • Jana

    No lie: after the apple & Brie grilled sandwich, I had a gall bladder attack & went to the hospital for surgery. I don't necessarily blame the fatty delicious sandwich...

    Jana · March 9, 2011
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  • Kyle K.

    As everyone says, DO get a beignet, chocolate required. The Mexican beignet w/ the Mexican hot chocolate is tasty. Greek salad is very good. Signature crab cakes are unique and great.

    Kyle Kratky · February 12, 2011
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  • Erin E.

    The beignets are amazing.

    Erin Elizabeth · February 3, 2011
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  • Riverfront Times

    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Place to Eat Out Alone

    Riverfront Times · November 15, 2010
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  • girlx

    when in the girls bathroom, look up. ;)

    girlx · October 6, 2010
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  • Ami G.

    Had to come for beignets after dinner...perfectly tasty

    Ami Grimes · February 10, 2010
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  • Ashley

    I eat and study here at least weekly. It's always pretty crowded though.

    Ashley · January 30, 2010
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  • G P.

    Haute Chocolate!!

    G Padda · January 30, 2010
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  • caramck

    go to cafe ventana and get beignets try a regular and a chocolate one. they are to die for!

    caramck · November 5, 2009
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  • Brent J.

    Grab a bottomless cup of coffee and a sandwich, or a few beignets. Read more

    Brent Jones · October 25, 2009
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  • Chelsea P.

    Go to Cafe Ventana and get their delicious beignets. Also, perfect place to sit and read. They have uber comfortable leather chairs in front of the fire place. Try to not fall asleep because they are Read more

    Chelsea Pearson · October 23, 2009
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