We offer biscuit forward cuisine inspired by whats in season.We enjoy using local ingredients sourced from our family’s and friends’ farms. Our food is a celebration of our community.

We are counter service so you never have to wait for a table. Come in for an artisan local coffee, brunch anytime of day, or delicious lunch fare.

Find us at

1330 Washington Avenue

St Louis MO 63103


Everyday 8am-3pm


Why Red Oak?

Our name is inspired by the Red Oak tree that is indigenous to Missouri. The founder, Derek Schulze, grew up on a bicentennial farm in rural Missouri and developed a very Wordsworthian perspective on nature by being constantly immersed in it. The name “Red Oak” is a metaphor to celebrate what our state has to offer. Missouri is rich with native foods, fertile soil, and has provided the foundation for humanity to thrive since Native Americans lived within the Oak forests.

Given Missouri has so much to offer, at Red Oak we source ingredients locally wherever we can.  Because Derek grew up on a farm he is able to give back to the network of farmers he knows by procuring local ingredients. This allows niche businesses to form in the agricultural industry that are more sustainable than modern day big agriculture.

The Oak Tree stands strong, it spread its influence even outside of the state of Missouri. In the same way our first Red Oak is the acorn that starts small, but aims to spread its influence in the restaurant industry all over the country.