Located 15 minutes away from Kansas City, Overland Park is a lovely city. From beautiful outdoor spaces to art museums, the area has something for everyone, including those seeking tasty treats. The city is home to numerous great restaurants. Here is a list of some of the best to stop by for brunch.
Described as an ‘Italian market restaurant,’ Cinzetti’s offers an all-you-can-eat menu in an environment reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. Inside the warm, rustic building, diners will find 14 cooking stations where chefs prepare a host of delectable Italian delicacies along with special brunch items during the weekend. In addition to fresh made pasta, rotisserie items, salads, and pizza, brunch lovers will also find eggs Benedict, waffles, made-to-order crepes,omelets, and French toast. An assortment of sweet treats, such as bread pudding, fresh cannoli, plus ice cream, is offered as well.
The Big Biscuit is a Kansas City-area chain serving American breakfast and lunch dishes to hungry diners, seven days a week. Offering something for everyone, the menu includes tasty options such as biscuits smothered with gravy and served with potatoes, the country Benedict, which features a split biscuit topped with sausage, scrambled eggs, and sausage gravy, and the sweet caramel bliss French toast with caramel sauce, powdered sugar, strawberries, and blueberries. A variety of egg dishes from omelettes to scrambled are available as well.
A family-friendly establishment, Cozy’s Cafe delights the brunch crowd with its tasty American and European fare every day of the week. Procuring the freshest ingredients available, including those from local markets, the culinary team creates many exciting made-from-scratch options that will satisfy a wide range of tastes. Highlights from the menu include the classic brunch favorite eggs Benedict, the Greek omelet with spinach, feta cheese, roasted peppers, onion, and black olives, and blueberry pancakes. A variety of espresso drinks and other beverages are also on the menu.
Elle’s Bakeria is a contemporary, colorful venue featuring an array of gluten-free dishes sure to tempt any diner. Priding themselves on sourcing the best ingredients available, the team at Elle’s reaches out to local purveyors for the freshest organic products for its flavorful dishes. Some must-try options for the breakfast crowd include the bagel sandwich made with avocado or turkey sausage plus egg whites, spinach, tomatoes, and cheese and pancakes with fresh fruit. Muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and other baked goods are also available.
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Perfect for those visitors seeking a place to relax and linger over a cup while savoring a snack, the Filling Station is a great local establishment with an industrial garage-like atmosphere. Featuring a range of coffee and specialty espresso drinks, including the Gibralter, one-half cream and one-half espresso, the menu also includes fresh juices, such as the Hawaii Trio juice made with pineapple, apple, and orange juices. The coffee shop offers many baked goods, including everything from croissants to muffins, from cookies to bagels and more along with oatmeal, yogurt, quiche, and soup.
Nick and Jake’s is a restaurant giving guests ‘real food & honest drink.’ Serving lunch and dinner most days, Nick and Jake’s also presents an award-winning brunch buffet every Sunday. Delicious favorites include buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast, jalapeño cheddar grits, herb-roasted prime rib, and made-to-order omelets. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and salads are also offered along with an array of desserts, which include mouthwatering cinnamon rolls, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and muffins.
Paradise Diner is a lovely restaurant specializing in American cuisine with a creative twist. The culinary team procures the best seasonal ingredients from local purveyors resulting in the freshest products for its flavorful dishes. Enticing choices to note are the Nutella French toast, Nutella mousse, strawberries, and hazelnuts atop thick slices of brioche that are dipped in cinnamon egg custard and the B.E.T.A. eggs Benedict with bacon, egg, tomato, and avocado on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce. Brunch cocktails, including a bloody mary and various mimosas, also make an appearance on the menu.
Serving customers for over 30 years, Santa Fe Cafe is a welcoming place for brunch lovers to get their favorite meal any day of the week. Specializing in home-style dishes, this western-themed café offers a host of options that will satisfy everyone. Dig deep into a full stack of buttermilk pancakes filled with cranberries and walnuts or savor the San Michael vegetarian Benedict, which features sautéed spinach, mushrooms, grilled tomato, poached eggs, hollandaise, and Gruyère atop an English muffin. The menu also features omelets, scrambled eggs, crêpes, and much more.
A little piece of paradise in Overland Park, the Sunset Grill is a vibrant restaurant with an island theme. Established in 2004, this family-friendly venue offers an array of dishes that will satisfy a variety of cravings. Guests can try one of the restaurant’s specialties, such as the flamingo French toast topped with strawberries, bananas, and a special vanilla sauce, or a skillet made with a choice of bacon, ham, or sausage along with cheddar and jack cheeses, pico de gallo, two eggs, and choice of bread. Egg dishes, including the spinach and bacon omelet topped with hollandaise sauce, are also on the menu.
The Wooden Spoon started as a catering company and expanded to include a friendly brick-and-mortar shop serving American and international delights. Some of the delicious options customers rave about are the breakfast casserole in a meat or veggie version with hash browns and cheese, fluffy biscuits with gravy and the breakfast burrito with eggs, bacon, peppers, onions, cheese, and sour cream. For the brunch crowd who prefers something from the lunch side, try the Philly cheesesteak or a grilled panini.