by Ian Froeb
Velocity Café & Cyclery is now open at 286 DeBaliviere Avenue (right by the Forest Park MetroLink stop) in the Central West End. According to its press release, besides being a full-service bike shop, Velocity "will serve up all the sustenance a cyclist could need, from breakfast to dinner."
The café portion of the business will serve up all the sustenance a cyclist could need, from breakfast to dinner. In addition to a variety of free trade organic coffee and tea, the menu emphasizes light, healthy meals such as sandwiches, paninis, soups, and small bites. Visitors can enjoy the free wireless Internet while admiring the cycling centric interior, which includes a collection of vintage bikes.
The last time I rode a bike was almost 20 years ago, and I ended up face-down atop the hood of a parked car -- don't ask -- so you might not see me there any time soon. But for more info, call 314-361-RIDE (314-361-7433).