Kansas City, Missouri is a unheralded gem of the Midwest United States. As the largest city in Missouri, Kansas City offers a variety of things to do and places to eat – and, you’ll be pleased to hear, brunch is no exception to this rule. Look out for these top places to go for pancakes, French Toast, eggs any way and more during your stay in Kansas City.
Brioche French Toast l Courtesy of Westport Cafe
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A few blocks from Main Street is Westport Cafe, perhaps the most popular place for brunch in Kansas City. With a renowned brunch menu that attracts visitors from all over the state and beyond, Westport offers modern French cuisine with a classic American twist. Watch out for for the delicious hors d’oeuvres and entrées (included with a complimentary mimosa or coffee) such as their brioche french toast and lemon ricotta pancakes.
Also located in the Westport area of Kansas City is The Corner Restaurant, serving delicious breakfast and brunch dishes seven days a week. This ever-popular joint is constantly buzzing with people and the atmosphere only adds to the enjoyment of the food. Come here for the “build your own” scrambled eggs plate for breakfast or a classic chicken and waffles sandwich for brunch.
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The atmosphere of Succotash is about as hip and energetic as the name of the place itself. Succotash prides itself in supporting local vendors for ingredients used in their dishes. In addition to an in-depth brunch menu, locals in Kansas City can also utilize Succotash for their catering services. Come here for a full juice and espresso bar and top it off with a breakfast burrito or Monte Cristo sandwich.
Beer Kitchen’s speciality in weekend brunch makes it one of the most sought after places to dine in the city every Saturday and Sunday. Watch out for the Dutch Baby’s; baked pancakes served with brunch potatoes. Beer Kitchen also has plenty of gluten free items as well as a wide variety of cocktails including the classic brunch favorites, Bloody Marys and Mimosas, as well as more unusual beer cocktails.
Located inside Kansas City’s historic Union Station, Harvey’s is the place to go. Breakfast is available here throughout the week and a brunch buffet every Sunday is what keeps the crowds coming back for more. Come here for the delicious breakfast omelets and enjoy the all-you-can-eat brunch, serving the hungry station visitors desserts and pastries.
This organic and free range bistro has options for any diet. It’s not the type of place one would immediately think of in Kansas City, but that’s what makes this place so unique. With good food and a friendly atmosphere, a visit to Blue Bird Bistro is certainly one you won’t forget. Come here for the Tofu Scramble or the delectable Salmon Benedict.
Right on West 47th Street is Classic Cup, a charming American bistro with weekly breakfast specials and a separate brunch menu for the weekend. The pancakes here are their speciality, and visitors can even bring home Classic Cup’s buttermilk pancake mix after enjoying some fresh griddle cakes in the restaurant.
Run by husband and wife duo Josh and Abbey-Jo Eans, Happy Gillis may be the coziest restaurant in all of Kansas City. Besides their enjoyable atmosphere, Happy Gillis boasts a diverse and scrumptious breakfast menu. From their fresh coffee to famous biscuits and gravy, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to Happy Gillis.
If you ever wondered what the term “farm-to-table” actually means, The Farm House is a perfect example. In the heart of Delaware Street is the Farm House, a Saturday and Sunday brunch treat in Kansas City. By working with local farmers on utilizing the moderation of meats, crops and daily ingredients used in the kitchen, The Farm House is able to create delicious creations as fresh as can be, and with minimal air miles. Come here for the fried frog legs and waffles, a dish you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
At Genessee Royal Bistro, the menu selection may be small but the food items certainly pack a big hit of flavor. This small, homey establishment serves breakfast five days a week with a brunch every Sunday. Come here for the raised waffles, biscuit royale and the modern-take on the classic Corned Beef Sandwich, served with roasted Brussels sprout, grain mustard, swiss cheese and two sunny-side-up eggs.
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