With Fall quickly approaching, I wanted my final Summer Spotlight to memorialize the incredible dedication of our Café Madeleine Team. For almost 16 years, no other group has been so committed to pleasing our patrons – on a weekly basis! With 820 Sundays and counting, Café Madeleine has become a landmark Brunch location for so many families and visitors to Tower Grove Park. On any given Sunday, it would be common to rub elbows with corporate leaders, local celebrities, politicians and most importantly: our fellow team members.
The crew, led each week by Tim Zingrich, has essentially remained the same over the years. This would include Fatima, Meecho, Maddy, Steph Garvey, Cousin Kelly, Angie, Drew, Will, Brad, Abby, Christy & Lauren Wirtel, Marsha, John Siefert, Tony Allen, Karl, Jerry, Ray Kennedy, Paul Lowery, Patrick Hoff And Abby Ullo. (I am sure I have missed a few die-hards.) This essential core does such a wonderful job of delivering experiences – they truly embody unparalleled hospitality and provide top-notch cuisine that patrons rave about.
Since the inception of Sunday Brunch at Café Madeleine, it has always been our goal to provide a unique setting with fresh salads, classic brunch offerings and of course: authentic French Madeleines. The Tim Zingrich Squad, along with support from Butler’s Pantry’s operations and culinary teams, has been very consistent in providing thousands of guests “Every Reason to Celebrate”.
Be sure to stop by Café Madeleine this Autumn to congratulate this remarkable group effort.
-Richard Nix Jr., President of Butler’s Pantry
Guest Appreciation Notes
“Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! Highly recommend this hidden gem!”
“This was a very welcoming spot for Sunday brunch and a birthday celebration. A variety of food selections, presentation was very appealing. Food was tasty, excellent. The server was excellent, professional and friendly.”
“Lovely brunch spot, especially in the winter months. It is bright, warm and green. They easily accommodate large parties. Very relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Food is full of variety and delicious!”
“Cafe Madeleine is amazing!!! The food was delicious and very professional staff!!! Cant wait to return.”
“We were a party of 13 including 2 high chairs. They took our reservation and had one large table set for us when we arrived. Setting in a 19th century greenhouse gives Cafe Madeleine a unique ambiance. Food choices are a plenty. French flair is palpable both in the surrounding and the variety of food. This couldn’t have been a better place to celebrate my 71st Birthday. Highly recommended to one and all.”
“Cafe was great, the staff was wonderful and efficient, and all of our guests enjoyed themselves tremendously. Thank you so much for all of your help!”
“We enjoy the brunch at Cafe Madeline not just for the unique setting , but for the variety of delicious prepared and beautifully displayed dishes available on the buffet. The service is always friendly and attentive. My wife is a vegetarian, so the variety of salads and pasta is always a plus. For your sweet tooth, my favorite is their bread pudding. Whether you have a party of two or a group of ten , you will not be disappointed.”