Friday, April 22, 2011

St. Louis Foodie Finds: Mokabe's Coffee House

The first coffee shop Greg and I ever visited when we moved to St. Louis was Mokabe's Coffee House.  We were sleeping on an air mattress and living out of our suitcases while all of our belongings made their way south in a huge moving truck.  It was a bit stressful to say the least.  So what do two people do while they wait in an empty house with their two freaked out cats?  Coffee!  Of course.

There is something about wrapping your hand around a piping hot cup o' joe that lets you know everything will work out just fine.  So, with our laptop in hand (they have free wi-fi!) we made our way to this local coffee joint. 

We were just recently back and had another great experience.  Both times I had the exact same meal: a vanilla latte with extra foam and the Irish Oatmeal with fruit, fills the belly and comforts the soul.  While we have been there for breakfast both times, they have an extensive menu if you want to stop in for a casual lunch or dinner.  I am definitely interested in trying the Blue Mac burger next time!  Oh, and the soft pretzel because what's not to love? 

Mokabe's has abundant seating too.  You can relax at an outdoor table, sit at the counter and watch the magic of coffee drinks being made, study at one of the tables on the first floor, or get lost in a good book in your favorite corner booth of the lofty upstairs.  

Whether you are on the run and want to stop in to satisfy your early morning coffee fix or in the mood to linger with a good friend while you catch up over lunch, Mokabe's in the place to be.

Mokabe's Coffee House
3606 Arsenal St
St Louis, MO 63116
(314) 865-2009

What is your favorite coffee shop?  What keeps you coming back?  I love a good menu and friendly service!


  1. Have you checked out Kaldi's yet? That's our favorite...we typically go to the Demun location!

  2. Hey Lucy- Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love a nice cozy coffee shop too! This one sounds fabulous! Too bad I don't live closer so that I can try it myself.

  3. Kaldis makes these toffee biscotti that are awesome. You should also check out Hartford Coffee.

  4. Hey Girls, Thanks for the recommendations, adding this new place to my list! Happy Easter everyone!

  5. I love good local coffee shops, I wish we had one, I am very jealous.

  6. I don't really drink coffee but my favorite coffee shop-type place is 222 Artisan Bakery in Edwardsville. They serve Goshen Coffee and some awesome tea, along with amazing baked goods, bread, and sandwiches!

  7. Hey Lucy, Welcome to the world of St. Louis food bloggers! I've added The Sweet Touch to the list of local food bloggers at, look around you may find other locals that interest you. Please do drop me an e-mail so that I can add it to our mailing list for info about occasional events, etc. Thanks!