ST. LOUIS — A favorite south city café and coffee shop has added new items to its menu along with boxed lunches for group catering.

In partnership with its sister restaurant, Russell’s, Lola Jean’s will now offer sandwiches, salads and shareable trays for offices, parties and more.  

Chef Russell Ping, chef/owner of Russell’s and Lola Jean’s, developed the café’s new menu as well as boxed lunch items.

“We are in a residential area so our boxed lunches are a great option for businesses in our neighborhood and beyond to experience our from scratch cooking in their office,” Owner/Chef Russell Ping said. “At Lola Jean’s, our south city neighborhood has really responded to our breakfast and lunch dishes so we want to be able to switch that menu up seasonally.”

For boxed lunches, groups can pick one of six sandwiches and wraps, served with Billy Goat Chips, Russell’s popular cookie and drink for $13 to $14.

Salad offerings include bread, cookie and a drink for $13 to $15. Sandwiches Trays and large-format salad trays are also available.

The new menu at Lola Jean’s will include seasonal updates to menu favorites. The frittata now with sweet potato, butternut squash, mushroom, herbs, white cheddar and arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette and sourdough pancakes with house made salted honey butter, cranberry-orange marmalade and maple syrup.

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Anna Petrow

New dishes include two new toasts on house made focaccia of caramelized onion toast with house ricotta, caramelized onion and thyme jam and avocado and calabrian chili toast with chili jam, sliced avocado and sea salt. Both are served with a sunny fried egg and herb salad with lemon vinaigrette.

The breakfast grilled cheese will include soft scrambled eggs, fresh mozzarella and basil on French peasant bread.

Photo by Anna Petrow
Anna Petrow

There will also be several lunch sandwiches including the white bean hummus sandwich and the ‘smelly sticky pig’ sandwich.

Photo by Anna Petrow
Anna Petrow

You can find Lola Jean's at 5400 Nottingham Avenue.

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