Kayak's Café

Café, Coffee Shop
276 N Skinker Blvd (at Forest Park Pkwy)
St Louis, MO 63130
(314) 862-4447
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm



  • Bring plenty of quarters for the metered parking lot behind the building even on the weekends...they require feeding 24/7. Food - try the Cortina sandwich or Durango wrap. Both are great!
  • In most recent few months, the service has improved and I've been able to order a banana chocolate peanut butter milkshake and it tasted amazing! I will keep coming back just for that!
  • Try the "dirty" chai by adding a shot of espresso. Delicious!
  • The traditional cappuccino might be the absolute best way to sample the coffee of the month.
  • Order your basic turkey-cheese-greens panini or wrap via a moniker like the Telluride, the Yukon or the Durango. Try the organic chocolates or, in winter, treat yourself to the Mexican hot chocolate.
  • Great coffee and pastries.
  • This place would be more accessible to non-Wash U students if the parking situation were better. The meters in the lot are enforced 24/7, so prepare for a possible ticket.
  • Food is good, nice selection. Coffee is Kaldis which I enjoy. There is not much room to sit. A few 2-3 person tables which are occupied by college students who sit for hours.
  • Not sure what all the hype is about... Staff are annoyed, customers are loud, weird set up to order/pick-up. I felt very tense in the super sunny interior without shades. Get all to go and get out!
  • They don't do free refills, so ask for coffee in a paper cup so you can keep it warm with a lid. Refills are available for about a buck.
  • My old tip can be partially discounted, as I was a mocha drinker at that time. Since then, I've grown to enjoy coffee, and have found that I like the Kaldi's at Kayak's more than the old Alterra.
  • Honey wheat bagel is sooo good. Get with butter not cream cheese ( coming from a cream cheese fanatic)
  • Try the Ethiopian dama yirgocheffe - the November espresso of the month. Great in a traditional latte, capp, or macchiato!
  • Try the new Rwandan espresso - October's World Tour Coffee! Tangy and bright!
  • Chicken curry sandwich is awesome. Gotta try it!
  • Contrary to what's on here, I think Kayak's has definitely had an upswing now that it's under Kaldi's. Try the Chemex for a smoother coffee and some great sandwiches like the Aspen - light and healthy
  • Khaldis coffee
  • Very friendly staff! I love their large selection of tea!
  • My favorite place for coffee in stl hands down. Awesome Colorado-like atmosphere/interior. Amazing coffee with seasonals and a full breakfast menu. And right on the corner to people watch.
  • Always full of Wash U students. I would recommend Blueprint down the street or Comet in Brentwood if you're looking to stay somewhere a while.

Nearby places

btwn Lindell Blvd & Oakland Ave
1 Fine Arts Dr (at Valley Dr.)
1 Government Dr (at Washington Dr)