The 13 Best Breakfasts in Kansas City

Genessee Royal is brave little gas station in the stockyards in West Bottoms that has made a serious mark on the KC food scene. Take a trip to Yelp and you will find dozens of raving fans talking about everything from their waffles with mixed berries and maple syrup to the corned beef hash.  

Bluestem is known for its 5 course dinners and top notch romantic setting but on Sunday mornings, it is famous for some of the best breakfast dishes in town. Just because it's breakfast though, doesn't mean that you should expect any lest artistry from this award winning spot. The Bluestem french toast and eggs benedict are our brunch favorites.

These guys don't have any trouble filling every seat in the house on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The collage of picture frames and mismatching chairs seem to have captured the authentic personality that people have come to love at Happy Gillis. Breakfast favorites include the breakfast sandwich and the their all famous biscuits and gravy.

Blue Bird Bistro is a classic, and if you've been following us for long you will know it is easily one of our favorite spots in town. Their breakfast has some amazingly diverse options and we have yet to find one that we don't like. The French Toast and omelets are at the top of our breakfast list.

5. Farmhouse

Farmhouse is all about locally sourced foods and when you get your brunch menu you will see a list of local farmers that contributed to that day's ingredients. Farmhouse has got all of the staples like steak and eggs, eggs benedict but they also have some items that branch out a little like the Scotch eggs with quail, lamb sausage and veggie benedict. Farmhouse is located right across the street from the City Market and it makes a perfect spot to land after you've claimed your market goods.

The Corner Restaurant is a makeover story. Their location on Westport Road and Broadway was a favorite in the 1980s but slowly lost vision and closed in 2010. In early 2013 the iconic spot was re-opened with a brand new imagination. It still has favorite like biscuits and gravy but now it sources its ingredients from local farms and has bold new dishes like Prosciutto Hash (with purple potatoes and a duck egg). The corner restaurant is still the home to an all american breakfast and now they've got some flair.

7. Succotash  

Succotash is a bright and lively destination that consistently turns visitors into enthusiasts. Their selection includes lots of breakfast favorites like salmon benedict and some seriously good french toast. They've also got a fresh juice bar and serve Oddly Correct coffee (never a bad idea). 

Room 39 gets points for their intimate setting, famous quiches and hazelnut maple syrup. The Croque Madame the steak and eggs benedict are also favorites. Founders Andrew Sloan and Ted Habiger are committed to sourcing their ingredients from local farms. The Room 39 menu changes to reflect the local fruits and vegetables that are in season. Room 39 has both Midtown and Leawood locations.

9. Westport Cafe and Bar 

WCB is a consistent favorite among midtown and Westport dwellers for its happy hour and classic lunch/dinner items On Saturday and Sunday their brunch takes things to another level of awesome. Brunch runs Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM until 4 PM  and includes all sorts of delicious options like brioche french toast with lavender cream or house made biscuits & gravy. As an added perk, WCB includes a free cocktail (mimosa, bellini or bloody mary), tea or coffee with any breakfast entree.

10. Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse

Chez Elle is a concept that is completely unique to to the Kansas City food scene. Its entire menu is made up of sweet and savory crepes of all varieties. The breakfast options include, bacon, ham and eggs or spicy chorizo and seasoned potatoes. It's located in Kansas City Westside and is a perfect place to stop in for breakfast after a trip to Little Freshie.

11. Harvey's at Union Station

Harvey's is located right in the dead center of the Union Station and opens bright and early every morning to serve up a really unique breakfast experience. Although I'm not always a fan of breakfast buffets, you'll be glad to go back for seconds here because there is a lot to try. Seasonal veggies, smoked salmon and brown sugar glazed ham could end up on your first plate. 

12. Coal Vines on the Plaza

On every other day, Coal Vines is a top notch pizza and wine spot but on Sunday mornings they switch things up and serve one of the best brunches in town. Coal Vines serves up some breakfast classics like bananas foster pancakes and eggs benedict but they also put a little italian spin on things with breakfast pizzas and calzones.

13. Cafe Gratitude

Cafe Gratitude has a unique commitment to vegan ingredients and creative blends of delicious and unexpected. Breakfast stays on their menu from open to close and features some dishes like Live onion bagel with cashew crème cheese, nori “lox,” tomato, onion, capers & sprouts and Gluten-free buckwheat-banana pancakes drizzled with maple syrup.

What makes Cafe Gratitude stand out even more though is their fresh juice and smoothie bar. Not your traditional American breakfast.