Inside Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield is a treat for all who love great food.
Nadōz Bakery + Cafe, which has long satisfied customers at its Brentwood (The Boulevard-St. Louis) and Coronado Ballroom locations, opened quietly in February. Perhaps a little too quietly, says restaurant co-owner Kathy Becker. “Shoppers just happen upon us, but we’re really a convenient destination in Chesterfield Valley.”
Located adjacent to the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and The Gap Factory Store, the restaurant offers easy access from the outlet mall’s parking lot and shares a covered outdoor dining area with its food court. So it’s easy for customers to park, walk straight into the restaurant and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. And it’s equally convenient to walkers, joggers and cyclists on the Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail.
“What a lot of people don’t realize is that we open a full hour before the mall does,” Becker said, explaining that the Chesterfield location is open early at 9 a.m. and serves a variety of breakfast items.
“One of our most popular breakfast items is the White Sammy Sandwich served on a flaxseed English muffin that is unique to us,” Becker said.
Egg whites, baby spinach, tomato and low-fat herb cream cheese pack a whole lot of flavor into a breakfast sandwich that is billed as heart-healthy and comes in at just 229 calories with a whopping 23 grams of protein and a skinny 1.5 grams of fat.
“We like to eat a healthy meal,” Becker said, referring to her personal preferences and those of her husband and co-owner, Steven.
On the menu, customers will find soups, salads and quiches as well as buckwheat gluten-free crepes, a tasty selection of sandwiches and paninis, including vegetarian options, and fresh, made-to-order juices and smoothies.
“After a workout, there’s nothing better than fresh juice,” Becker said. And every week the baristas at the cafe create a new juice special. “It’s their creative outlet,” she added.
But even without the specials there are plenty of options, including the Mean Green, made up of kale, celery, apple and parsley; the Green Apple, featuring pineapple, apple and kale; and the Pepper Punch with red pepper, apple, beet and lemon to name a few.
Becker cautions that customers who are new to juicing may want to start with something like the Green Apple that is sweet as well as refreshing.
“It’s a great way to be introduced to juicing,” Becker said.
Equally healthy are Nadōz Cafe’s smoothies made with real fresh fruit, almond milk, greek yogurt and add-ins such as chia and flax seeds.
“Of course, we like to indulge, too,” Becker said. “All of our desserts are homemade and delicious. The pastry chef making cakes for a Coronodo Ballroom bride is the same pastry chef making all the desserts we serve in our cafes. Plus, in Chesterfield we are serving small batch Wisconsin ice cream made by Cedar Crest Dairy.
“And we’re offering Italian sodas along with locally roasted coffee and gourmet teas from Chauvin Coffee.”
While it’s a treat to visit Nadōz Cafe and enjoy its ambiance – while feasting on gourmet sandwiches and burgers, or the daily quiche special with a unique side such as the Southwest Quinoa Salad or the soup du jour – the catering staff at Steven Becker Fine Dining is happy to bring all your Nadōz favorites to you.
“We can cater at homes or businesses,” said Becker.
Second-generation fine dining experts, Becker said she and Steven have 16 years of experience under the Steven Becker Fine Dining brand.