Hello Juice and Smoothie: The Grove’s New Juice Bar
The eye-catching simplicity of this new café in The Grove mirrors the straightforward philosophy that owners Jordan and Kayla Bauer bring to the foods and drinks on its menu. Ingredients are whole and natural, their flavors and textures coming through cleanly whether they’re being consumed via a plate, bowl or glass.
As the name suggests, beverages are a focus and the fresh-pressed juices are among the best in the city. There’s also a requisite green smoothie (with strawberry, banana, green spirulina and spinach), but if you prefer another color, try the Orange Dream (with mango, orange, flax and pineapple), pink Summer Daze (with raspberry, mango, strawberry and ginger) or Lavender (with blueberry, lavender and banana). In addition to teas and herbal coffee, the café offers elixirs containing ingredients with potential health benefits, like turmeric, cacao, ginger, pine pollen and Chaga. Both the hot and cold variations are richly flavored and comforting.
The food menu centers on bowls filled with fruit, coconut milk and granola and on toast from Knead Bakehouse topped with fruit and nuts. Depending on how you prefer to think of it, the chicken bone broth can be either a drink or a base for veggies and seasoning, making for a simple yet satisfying soup.
While you’re in the neighborhood …
Raising awareness—of drinks, food and community—is central to this coffeehouse with a two-story, shotgun- style layout that invites conversation and connection.
4176 Manchester Ave.
Confluence Kombucha and gastroLAB
Fans of this fermented drink come for the kombucha and stay for the vegan and vegetarian dishes, served Friday to Monday.
4507 Manchester Ave.
Vincent Van Doughnut
This shop and its Clayton counterpart are famous for yeast-raised, square doughnuts in an array of creative flavors.
1072 Tower Grove Ave.
Images courtesy of Carmen Troesser.