At Blue Anchor Coffee & Bistro, chef-owner Lee Gustin aims to bring serious food to a coffee shop setting. In June, the former executive chef at Cedar Lake Cellars in Wright City, Missouri, opened the two-in-one concept inside a 110-year-old building in Warrenton.

Gustin describes the menu as chef-driven, from-scratch fare, ranging from breakfast favorites such as avocado toast and a quinoa bowl to heartier options including a corned beef sandwich, Buffalo mac ‘n’ cheese and Gustin’s famous Asian nachos.

Blue Anchor also offers to-go dinners and a chef’s breakfast table on Saturdays, featuring biscuits and gravy and pancakes with housemade syrup and jam served at a 16-foot community table.

Blue Anchor Coffee & Bistro, 209 E. Booneslick Road, Warrenton, Missouri, 636.244.8244,