Jax Cafe

Jax Café, the Benton Park breakfast and lunch spot that serves “eclectic comfort food with a twist," represents what happens when a big-name chef leaves behind his rock-star status in favor of family and the purity of cooking. Whereas the menu offerings are familiar, chef Brian Hale has amped them up with his special touch, elevating dishes beyond just eggs and sandwiches. Breakfast highlights include decadent hazelnut pancakes, encrusted with brown sugar brulee and drizzled with Meyer lemon crème anglaise, and a smoked-salmon take on the classic eggs benedict with a potato leek cake taking the place of an English muffin. Lunch builds on the eclectic-comfort-food theme with dishes like truffle fries – so generous in size that the portion could easily serve four – drizzled with truffle oil and liberally sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and rosemary sea salt. The Cuban panini is also excellent, featuring sweet ham, smoked pork and whole grain Dijonaise pressed between two slices of fresh crusty bread. Jax also serves a small Sunday brunch buffet where Hale rotates the offerings to showcase some of his specialties such as biscuits and gravy or seafood cocktail; as a bonus, it includes a build your own bloody-mary bar. The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is casual. Expect an uncomplicated vibe, casual and friendly service, and creative twists on familiar breakfast and lunch classics.

Restaurant Details

Map

Nearby

  • or

Newsletters

Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Grub and Groove in Francis Park Was Full Of Fun [PHOTOS]

On Saturday, August 13, the annual Grub & Groove provided a thrilling oasis for St. Louisans limping through the dog days of…

By Dmitri Jackson

Grub and Groove in Francis Park Was Full Of Fun [PHOTOS]
69 slides

Fabulous St. Louis Drag Queens and Kings To Follow On Instagram [PHOTOS]

Our city is a mecca for drag, and Instagram is where many performers showcase their artistry to the world. From household names…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Prism, a LGBTQ bar in The Grove, hosts drag shows regularly. You can view photos from one of their shows here.
23 slides

50 St. Louis Area Bars and Restaurants With Great Patios [PHOTOS]

If you're looking for a great patio to chill on this summer, we know all the best spots.

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Wine Cafe
(703 S Main Street, St Charles; 636-410-8002)
50 slides

Everything We Saw at Marian Days in Carthage, Missouri [PHOTOS]

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 43rd annual Marian Days returned to Carthage, MO. Primarily a Vietnamese American…

By Reuben Hemmer

Marian Days
135 slides