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Skinker DeBaliviere
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270 N Skinker Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4803
+1 314-862-4447
06:30 - 22:00
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayak's is another coffee shop owned by Kaldi's. They know coffee. The barista's are always happy to recommend a coffee if you ask and they are extremely knowledgeable. Large location inside with outside seating as well. Starbucks would go out of business if it were located next to a Kaldi's (Kayak's) coffee shop. There is no comparison.

Thank Vince B
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy a visit to Kayak's when we are in St. Louis. The coffee is fantastic, food is delicious and the staff are friendly. My son highly recommends the chocolate chip French toast.

Thank andrewmoss044
Beloit, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Currently sitting here watching the traffic eating a delicious breakfast pizza (one of the best I've ever had even without meat) and a matcha tea. Great atmosphere and friendly workers. Not too busy either.

Thank Sierrabhartman44
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Located on the corner of Washington University in St Louis right next to the Skinker metro station, this place attracts a lot of the university crowd. The ambience is great for a leisurely meeting over coffee, or even to simply sit and work while keeping yourself from starving! The staff are pleasant and quietly efficient. The menu, while not extensive,... More 

Thank aksuresh
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208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful to sit outside in February and enjoy the sun even on a windy day at this cafe! The seasonal Turkish latte was delightful as I enjoy the cinnamon and cardamom spice mix. The crust less quiche was light and the spinach salad had a delicious dressing! Only wish the toast wasn't cold. Very busy and packed with students taking... More 

Thank Gwen W
Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Kayaks sits across from the university (one of them, at any rate), and next to the Metro station (Skinker), on the corner by Forest Park. Coffee and food is reasonable, and there's usually space to sit, despite being in a busy location. Features outdoor seating as well.

1 Thank Paul L
Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Immediately adjoining Wash U, this feels like the best coffee in the area. Very good sandwiches and breakfast foods. We'll eagerly go back.

Thank MattyGee20814
Saint Louis, Mo
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461 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I am writing in pure frustration because this is one of my favorite local businesses; yet they've for some odd reason been reported as MOVED! This is an error; a huge error. No, I take that back. It's a lie. Yayaks is a large cafe located across from Wash. U at the corner of Skinker & Forest Park. They offer... More 

Thank Christy A
Carlsbad, California
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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Large, centrally located, friendly staff, good food and coffee with a mellow vibe conducive to study or low key conversation...that's what I experienced last Sunday when we popped in after the Zoo.

Thank sirkevin1967
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Nice place to meet others and chat over a coffee. They also serve decent sandwiches, flat-bread pizzas and pastries, all at reasonable prices. A great buzz about the place that I really love!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 N Skinker Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4803
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Skinker DeBaliviere
  • Neighbourhood: Skinker DeBaliviere
  • Phone Number: +1 314-862-4447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?