Chez Monet opens offering fresh, delicious food


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the noon hour came to a close Monday, the line at Chez Monet was out the door with many eager Capitol workers and visitors ready to explore the options now available to them. Chez Monet opened its doors in the Capitol basement on Friday, February 9. 

Patrons of the Capitol eatery can now enjoy handmade, fresh-baked muffins, danishes, cinnamon rolls, baguettes, croissants, and other baked delights. The cheeses, meats and sandwich toppings available for lunch are sliced fresh each morning.

The ingredients tasted fresh and quality – they even had the “good lettuce.” All breads — except for white, wheat, sourdough and rye — are baked each morning.

One of the most delicious items on the menu is the cream cheese danish. The danish itself was buttery, flaky and perfectly baked. The filling was just right to make the treat scrumptious.

The coffee is smooth and good, but not particularly strong, according to a “coffee addict” who takes it straight. There are syrup options available and refills are free.

Chez Monet also has a variety of breakfast options including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, and ham and cheese croissants. 

Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at