Best Coffeehouse St. Louis 2007 - Kayak's Coffee
276 N. Skinker Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
Readers' Choice: Starbucks
Kayak's Coffee, named after a courageous Canadian, coffee-consuming Siberian husky, boasts a warmly welcoming lodgelike atmosphere complete with freshly prepared food and a doggone good mood. Lengths of logs run up and down the space, while murals of mountains adorn the walls, but customers need not be Colorado skiers to take pleasure in the cozy café. To go along with your above-average joe, breakfast choices include Belgian waffles and omelet sandwiches, while lunch and dinner pickins range from soups, salads and sandwiches to hearth-baked pizzas. A drink menu boasts organic and fair-trade coffees that pair all too well with the sweets on display in the requisite glass case. Perhaps best of all those are Kayak's signature do-it-yourself s'mores, which will leave the camping enthusiast in you that you never even knew existed coming back for more.