I looked up Booster's Cafe after reading about it in St Louis Magazine. As I entered the door I felt like I was back in 1985 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Why? The owner/managers first opened an American style restaurant there where one could get a real hamburger and fries, pancakes and other food that reminded an American of home. I was elated to find them in St Louis after so many years and the food lived up to my expectations. Gone are the hamburgers and in their place is a breakfast that is out of this world as well as sandwiches, soups and other delights. The carrot-ginger soup was smooth and tangy, although I would have liked a stronger ginger taste, it was devine. I am going back today and taking some of my family because this is a place that deserves lots of business for what it meant to so many Americans abroad and the delightful food they have brought St. Louis! Check it out!
I love this place. If you want great authentic Vietnamese food and don't feel like making it at home, this is perfect. Food is awesome, staff is friendly and attentive even if you are not Asian. It reminds me of my mom's cooking, so delicious and flavorful. My favorites from here are the pho (beef noodle soup), egg rolls, and specialty wonton soup (just the way we eat at home with all the fix-ins). Big bowl of soup and plenty of fresh herbs to put in your soup if you want. Condiments such as hoisin sauce, chili, soy sauce and sriracha are on the table for you. Atmosphere is open and airy, with plenty of light for you to see. They have ample parking on both sides of the restaurant. They even have a drive-thru window for you to pick up your food if you call in an order. So cool! Pho to go, can't beat that!
$15 is around the max for an entree, non-pasta dishes come with a side of pasta (red, white, or olive/butter sauce), and a loaf of bread is free for each table. A nice little atmosphere, but it can be a bit loud if it's crowded. Parking is a bit tough right in front, and the restaurant doesnt seem to be handicap accessible, but there is easy parking within a very short walk. Portions are huge, service is brisk, and the food is simply heavenly. Absolutely superior meals and variety (no pizza though)!