Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar is a locally owned and operated coffee shop, café, and wine bar, serving O’Fallon and St. Charles County for the past 10 years.
Its inception was brought about by the owners, Tom and Steph Thomson, and their extensive travels throughout Europe. Everything they loved about Europe is reflected in the décor and the style of the food and wines. They offer the comfy “coffee house” feeling in the Café, and the outdoor patio seating that is seen extensively throughout Europe.
The building was erected in 1933, making it one of the older structures in the O’Fallon area, and brings with it the European feel of older buildings found there. “We kept as much of the original aspects of the building intact as we could,” says Tom. “The history behind the building is an important part of O’Fallon’s past.”
Rendezvous offers approximately 400 different wines from around the world and over 30 Micro beers, as well as a full bar. Their Wine Club offers two bottle or four bottle monthly selections. This is a great opportunity to learn about different wines. Each wine comes with tasting notes and a recipe to pair with the wine. The Wine Club is also a great way to meet new friends, attend private events for Wine Club Members only, and receive discounts on select events and tastings.
The menu includes breakfast, soups and salads, appetizers, tapas, pizzas, gooey butter cakes, and their special cupcakes. The vast majority of the food is cooked and prepared on premise and is unique to the café. There are also monthly specials for coffee, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and cupcakes.
“Our patrons are our best advertisement. Some of them come in daily or several times a week and bring their friends and family. We have had at least seven couples who met at Rendezvous, had their wedding showers, their rehearsal dinners and/or receptions there.”
The many events offered include wine, spirits and beer tastings, as well as wine- and beer-paired dinners, O’Fallon Out Loud Comedy Club, painting classes, cooking classes, and music. Check the website for all of the current events.
The Banquet Room seats approximately 65 people for private parties, small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, and business meetings.
Rendezvous also offers catering to schools, businesses and other venues.
Remember, “I Rendezvous……Do You?”