Maypop: A Whimsical Coffee Shop in a Greenhouse

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Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop is a little hideaway on the outskirts of the city straight from the pages of a fairytale book.

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The old brick house, where the baristas work their magic, is charming in its own way. It’s filled with nooks to test out until you find your favorite spot to cozy up with a book. A menu full of coffee drinks and teas ensures you’ll get your beverage fix while you’re there.

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After stopping by the house to order your usual, you can pass through the backyard and shortly emerge from a frigid Midwest day to a tropical forest trapped in a room.

Stepping into the greenhouse feels like entering a secret world.

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Tables and chairs in the greenhouse are all set for those who want to enjoy their drink among the botanical wonders. Hanging planters and enchanting string lights lace the ceiling above.

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The greenhouse is brimming with life in every shade of green. You’ll find trees with fairy lights, palm leaves overhead, and potted plants of all kinds — each with a personality of its own, like the cheerful lemon tree in the corner.

Soft chatter echoes through the room, along with the stream of a watering can.

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Choose your favorite plant as a souvenir.

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You’ll find delicate, painted pottery strewn about to keep it in.

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The do-it-yourself terrarium bar is another option to take a little piece of the wonder home.

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To make it a day trip, if you live in the Midwest like me, head to The Book House nearby.

Messy stacks of every genre litter the floors and the shelves are so tall you’ll need a ladder. This Beauty and the Beast experience is the perfect way to cap off a day at the greenhouse coffee shop.

You’ll be telling stories all the way home.

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