A new philosophy was born for Sweet Me in St. Louie during our highly anticipated first visit to Webster Groves’ The Clover and The Bee this past weekend. Henceforth, traditional waffles will be replaced with bubble waffles.
Now bubble waffles have been making the rounds on Instagram for quite some time, but as far as we know, The Clover and The Bee is the first to finally bring them to St. Louis. We sampled their Pearl Sugar Bubble Waffle, probably best described as delightful domes of eggy, chewy goodness. Served hot and crispy with butter and spiced blueberry maple syrup, the Pearl Sugar Bubble Waffle is as addictive to eat as bubble wrap is to pop. Maple-Glazed Bacon can be added on the side, but isn’t really an option if you catch our drift.
Having just opened this past December, The Clover and the Bee — named for Emily Dickinson’s poem To Make a Prairie on the notion that two simple things can combine to form something beautiful, an ode to the bookshop that formerly occupied the space — already is making a splash on the St. Louis dining scene. If you are a fan of The Clover and the Bee’s big sister Olive & Oak, you’ll love the quaint vibe and fresh, simple and well-executed breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes and other food items in this neighborhood bistro. Unlike Olive & Oak’s reservation-only approach, The Clover and the Bee is a walk-in only concept designed to be quick and easy, whether you’re dining in or carrying out.
Early risers get the pick of the baker’s case, filled with freshly baked croissants, cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls, rice krispies treats, scones and muffins. Other grab-and-go items include granola, yogurt parfaits, cold-pressed juices, cheeses, olives, dips and spreads, not to mention that famous Olive & Oak butter.
Besides the Pearl Sugar Bubble Waffle and other breakfast delicacies — namely the Biscuit Sand with its rich scrambled egg, juicy pork sausage and creamy white American cheese, all atop a tall, fluffy buttermilk biscuit — the brunch menu largely consists of seasonal soups, salads and sandwiches. At night, the menu shifts into seasonal dinner entrees with a full selection of beer, wine and cocktails.
With this many food and dining options, It’s safe to say we’ll be back to The Clover and The Bee again and again and again, if not only for the Pearl Sugar Bubble Waffle.
If You Go …
The Clover and The Bee
100 W Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119