Category Archives: Blog

Café’s Valentine Sweetheart Special!

This Valentine’s Day, Share a “Sweetheart Special” with the one you love at Café Ventana!   Two Glasses of Wine One Artisanal Cheese, Nut & Fruit Plate Two Chocolate Beignets ONE ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DATE!   Our Romantic Dining was featured by KissingTour! CLICK HERE TO READ: “Best Coffee Shop in St. Louis? Quite possibly…”

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Paint, Drink & Be Merry! with Vino Van Gogh

Enjoy easy, FUN painting, paired with food and drinks! Missed our December painting and wine event? Really wanted to get tipsy and pretend you were Picasso? You are in luck! Vino Van Gogh will Paint, Drink and Be Merry in the beautiful Café Ventana “Annex” space on: May 14th, 2015! Enjoy being guided in creating a painting by the experts from Vino Van Gogh. Their teaching artist will give you the guidance to ensure success, all while encouraging you to express your own creativity and bring your own ideas into the painting process. Using the Vino van Gogh techniques for instruction, they make it simple for even someone

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10% OFF for Grand Center Patrons!

Support the Arts in Grand Center, and we reward you! See a show, GET 10% OFF*! It’s Easy! For any patron of the arts attending a performance in Grand Center, just show your ticket stub on the night of performance and get 10% off* your bill!   Whether it’s dinner n’ drinks before, or dessert n’ drinks after, we invite you to enjoy our elegant atmosphere and extraordinary culinary fare and save!   Honored Organizations: St. Louis Symphony The Fox Theatre The Contemporary Art Museum New Line Theatre Upstream Theatre The Black Rep Bach Society of St. Louis Chamber Music Society of St.

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Cafe Ventana’s Beignets Featured on RFT “Sugar High” Blog

Sugar High – Cafe Ventana’s Beignets, an Airy Sugar-Dusted Fritter to Go with a Cup of Joe By Mabel Suen Tue., May 6 2014 at 10:00 AM Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We’ll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. An order of Cafe Ventana’s beignets. | Photos by Mabel Suen Cafe Ventana (3919 West Pine Boulevard; 314-531-7500), a self-proclaimed “bohemian bistro with a French Quarter feel,” offers the

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The Food of Iron Fork

The Cuban wrap, with Cobb smoked ham and carnitas, grilled in a tomato wrap with gruyere cheese, dill pickle and dijon, from Café Ventana.

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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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