Monthly Archives: November 2012

Primary Colorful: Ian blisses out on beignets and other well-executed simple fare at Cafe Ventana

God knows Mondays don’t need any help in order to be a pain in the rear end, but on this particular Monday afternoon, my 401(k) is following the Dow down the drain, there are still four interminable, talking point-filled weeks till the election and I just forgot my debit card inside an ATM. Am I sitting in a dive bar, chasing my blues with whiskey, neat? In fact, I’m at Café Ventana, enjoying a few minutes of bliss — however fleeting — with a cup of strong black coffee and a plate of beignets. Read the full story here.

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Cafe Ventana voted Best Coffeehouse – 2011

RFT BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2011 FOOD & DRINK Best Coffeehouse Café Ventana Since the dawn of time, a successful coffeehouse has required two things: the ability to manage the pre-office morning rush, and beaucoup electrical outlets for layabouts to keep their laptops humming while they sip and loiter. Café Ventana succeeds on both counts and oh, so many more. Situated on the border where midtown gives way to the Central West End, the café adds a touch of artsy French style to an otherwise industrial stretch. Thanks to the patio and spacious annex, you’re guaranteed to have your pick of

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Now Hiring!

If you’re interested in continuing your coffee journey at our fine, cutting edge cafe, please send your resume to us via manager@cafeventana.com Make sure to include all of the usual stuff: qualifications, work & educational history, references, etc… and a then add a little something about yourself. What keeps you motivated? How about your favorite food or beverage? An unusual talent? Anything goes here, so have fun. – Management

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Calling All Artists!

Local Artists – We want to show your work! We will assist with displaying your work, as well as share your contact information for interested patrons. In lieu of commission on artwork sales we require all featured artists to donate one piece of work (artist’s choice) to the restaurant to remain displayed. All art pieces must be approved by restaurant management before displaying. For more information, please contact management at manager@cafeventana.com.

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Films

Fewer things go hand-in-hand than a coffee shop and people’s love of films (movies). We’re providing you with the latest trailers the industry has to offer. So, fill up that cup of Joe and catch up on the latest flick before it hits the mainstream or the INDIE circuit. [apple_trailers]

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Gallery

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                Cafe Ventana’s great relationship with Saint Louis University! Cafe Ventana prides itself on being a quiet and relaxing place for SLU students to escape from campus life. Click here to watch great videos highlighting Café Ventana and SLU’s relationship.  

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Cuban Wrap

Cobb smoked ham and carnitas grilled in a tomato wrap with gruyere cheese, dill pickle and dijon.

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Portabella Mushroom

A grilled Panini with fresh portabella mushrooms on rosemary olive bread, topped with spinach, havarti cheese, and a thin layer of pesto aioli.

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Muffaleta

New Orleans style sandwich served on split Italian bread with marinated olive salad, capicola, Genoa salami, mortadella, gruyere and provolone.

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Apple Brie

A delectable grilled panini suitable as an entrée or a dessert: Fresh walnut bread smothered with honey walnut spread and stuffed with sautéed apples and brie.

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