Missouri History Museum to Open Café St. Louis, featuring Views of Forest Park

Known for its dedication to archiving and displaying the history of the Show Me State, the Missouri History Museum is set to open its newest venture that continues its mission in capturing local and regional culture. On Aug. 18, the museum will open Café St. Louis.

After viewing some of the temporary and continuing exhibitions such as “Muny Memories” and “Seeking St. Louis,” museum visitors can head to the second floor for a cup of coffee and a pastry or two. Frequent visitors to the museum will remember the former restaurant, Bixby’s, which served formal fare. The restaurant will be operated by local restaurant and catering company Java Plus of St. Louis, which houses locations in the Downtown area and in Clayton. Java Plus will focus on a fast-dining experience, where guests can enjoy coffee, pastries, deli items, along with St. Louis culinary favorites such as toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, Ted Drewes and Gus’ Pretzels. Similar to Bixby’s, diners will be able to enjoy an incredible view of Forest Park.

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Café St. Louis’ grand opening will include free samples in the museum’s Grand Hall and coupons for free beverages with a purchase of an entrée. Members of the Missouri Historical Society will also receive a 10-percent discount on their purchases at the café. Regular hours will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, and Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Featured photo courtesy of Tyler Nix. All other photos courtesy of Missouri Historical Society.

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