Foundation Grounds is much more than a neighborhood coffee shop. Pastries beckon from a small case by the register - don't miss the Russian tea cakes and (our favorite) the perfect-with-coffee Goo Balls.

Sandwiches, hot off the panini press, include the sweet, cheesy Perfect Pear with sliced pear, spinach, red onions, melted Brie and apple butter. Try a combo, and match the Brother Mike's Ham Sammy with one of the café's organic salads. And if you're in the mood for something, well, bigger, one of the brunch burritos will satisfy - The Bucko mixes beans and eggs with peppers and lots of Cheddar cheese. The coffee, by the way, is roasted in Edwardsville, Ill., by Goshen Coffee Co. Your visit to Foundation Grounds will leave you fully caffeinated and well-fed.

7298 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.601.3588,


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