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Sump Coffee Lab

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3700 S Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118-3905
+1 917-412-5670
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon 09:30 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, great mags and newspapers to read, and brilliant coffee. Will definitely go back every time we come to St Louis!

Thank aimiemaree
Muncie, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

When asking locals where to go for good coffee, this was one of the first places mentioned and it did not disappoint. If you are someone who enjoys a little bit of coffee with your sugar and multiple flavor pumps this is NOT the place for you. Sump definitely seems to pride themselves on providing an experience for the customer... More 

Thank AEMoch
Saint Louis, Missouri
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Went here on a Saturday morning, early, to enjoy the lovely day and what a surprise! Chai tea and pour-over coffee for my company was outstanding. Foam was piled mile high on my chai. Counter staff very amiable and inviting. Noise level was fine and enjoyable until a group of big mouths with a BABY entered the place. All went... More 

Thank sharon11232015
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This quaint spot on South Jefferson is well worth the short travel. The men and women at Sump treat coffee like fine wine. As a coffee freak I try to find as many local coffee shops as possible and Sump is the cream of the crop. There are many cool coffee shops in the STL area but Sump is an... More 

Thank Matthew H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

WELL trained barista. Wonderful coffee options. I tried the nitro coffee-first time ever and it was very good. The barista had crafted, pour over, a medium roast coffee for me. Two cups. Wow. Good. Very good. The ambiance is a true coffee house. This is a coffee house to love! You would do well to try Sump Coffee. It's a... More 

Thank Clay C
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Like going to the worst part of south Chicago to get a cup of coffee - not worth the trouble. Sporadic street parking at best, I was more concerned about my car getting broken into than I was about enjoying my cup of joe. The terrible location nullifies any redeeming value of this place - too many other coffee shops... More 

Thank indibnkr
Saint Louis, Mo
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453 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I love it! If I could, this would totally conclude my review. Sump Coffee is just what I like; intimate, excellent coffee, with minimal yet dramatically chic décor. The A.B.E. (all black everything) effect speaks volume without saying a solitary word. Black walls (white stenciling), black drapes (drawn for a touch of sunshine), black uniforms, black matte coffee machine, black... More 

Thank Christy A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Awesome Coffee bar, the coffee itself was great, smooth tasting but the way it was fresh brewed, somehow they managed to cut out the acidic taste or bitterness you get. I would highly recommend try this place for coffee once, the staff is helpful and will explain everything they offer if you are new.

Thank Despardes
St Louis
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Sump Coffee Lab This continues to be the premier, and perhaps the most misunderstood, coffee house in St Louis. It is not a place to make a quick stop because you’re momentarily out of Taster’s Choice at home. If you are locked in on what you want in coffee and are not open to new ideas and tastes, there are... More 

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Carlinville, IL
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I think this is a great place to go if you wish to try a super light roast. You get quite a womp of caffeine with an order, and I didn't mind the informative info given by the barista. But, the vibe is weird. Just kind of uptight, and pompous. It has a grown-up Wash U snobbiness to it. But... More 

Thank Omatepe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 14:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 S Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 917-412-5670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?