I finally made it to Milquetoast! I’ve been hearing great things about this place forever, and the concept of a toast-based restaurant just appeals to everything in my comfort-craving soul. I had been meaning to try to find the place, but my sense of direction is 100% reference-based. Telling me something is “on Jefferson” or “south of blah blah” or “northwest of the other thing” never gives me any idea at all where the place may be. But now I can tell you with absolute certainty (because I drove by and accidentally saw it) that Milquetoast is right next door to Fritanga! (If only everyone gave me directions based on a place that they knew I knew how to get to! Why must other people be so complicated?)
Anyway, Milquetoast is just as charming as I had heard. It has a shot-gun style, open-kitchen interior with a large table for group dining, and one happy space for a determined introvert:
Sadly, sadly I didn’t actually get to dine at Milquetoast, because I had just come from a coffee shop meeting and was on my way to ANOTHER coffee shop meeting, but I am planning to go back soon because the food smelled delicious and the people were friendly.
Milquetoast is open mostly daytimes, see their website for hours and directions (really though it’s right next to Fritanga, and remember how we went there for my birthday and had the guacamole you liked so much? YOU know.) I didn’t interview chef Colleen, but I am sure if I HAD interviewed her, she’d have said something like “Come eat here, the food is good.” So, that’s some time saved on my part.
Here’s a gallery with more photos I took there today. The outside patio doesn’t look like much at the moment, because yuck St. Louis winter and lack of greenery, but I can tell it’s going to be a perfect place to while away some hours later this spring.