The 15 Best Breakfasts in Kansas City

You Say Tomato

2801 Holmes St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: M-F: 7-3  |  Sat: 8-2  |  Sun: 8-2
Serves cocktails? No

Everything about You Say Tomato's approach to food is modest, except the food itself. YST buys local, promotes local and delivers what we feel is some of KC's most genuine and delicious breakfast food. Breakfast/brunch is available every day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8am.


Brookside  |  6227 Brookside Plz
Brunch Hours: Sun: 10-2
Serves cocktails? Yes

So maybe you and your fellow brunchers had very different nights. Some need donut holes and Bloody Marys while some want a meal crafted by, say, a James Beard Award-winning chef. Celina Tio's Julian's got the whole crew covered with a diverse menu of comfort and refinement, plus a colorful array of brunch cocktails…including bottomless mimosas.

Beer Kitchen

Westport  |  435 Westport Rd
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun: 9-4
Serves cocktails? Duh.

If beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, then Beer Kitchen the supreme evidence. This menu makes a hangover feel like a reward with a smorgasbord of comfort food that is actually prepared with sophistication and quality ingredients. Whether you're hungry or thirsty, or looking for hearty or healthy, there's something for everyone at Beer Kitchen (because God loves us all).


Westport  |  900 Westport Road
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Sun: 10:30-2:30
Serves cocktails? Yes

Bluestem is known for its romantic setting and five-course dinners, but on Sunday mornings it serves some of the best, and most artistic, breakfast dishes in town. The Bluestem french toast and eggs benedict are our brunch favorites.

Happy Gillis

Columbus Park  |  549 Gillis St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Mon-Sat: Starts at 8  |  Sun: 9-3
Serves cocktails? Yes

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 their all-famous biscuits and gravy.

12 Baltimore

Downtown Kansas City  |  106 W 12th St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Every day: 8-12
Serves cocktails? Yes

12 Baltimore is the award-winning restaurant located in downtown's historic Hotel Phillips. It can easily be overlooked as a hotel bar, but 12 Baltimore has earned major nods from KC's culinary enthusiasts. Executive Chef Frank Lalumia won the Golden Fork award at Taste of Kansas City 2015, bringing that trophy to the hotel kitchen two years in a row.

Genessee Royale

West Bottoms  |  1531 Genessee St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Tue-Sat: Starts at 8  |  Sun: 9-2
Serves cocktails? Yes

Genessee Royal is a 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.  

Blue Bird Bistro

Westside Kansas City  |  1700 Summit St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Every day: 7-2
Serves cocktails? Yes

Blue Bird Bistro is a classic. Their breakfast has some amazingly diverse options, and we have yet to find one that we don't like.

The Farmhouse

River Market  |  300 Delaware St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun: 9-3
Serves cocktails? Yes

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 morning staples, 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

Westport  |  4059 Broadway
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Every day: 6-3
Serves cocktails? Yes

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 favorites like biscuits and gravy, but it now sources its ingredients from local farms and has bold new dishes like Prosciutto Hash, with purple potatoes and a duck egg.


2601 Holmes St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Every day: 8-3
Serves cocktails? No

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 local Oddly Correct coffee.


KC Midtown  |  5107 Main St
Shawnee, KS  |  7182 Renner Rd
Brunch Hours: Every day, 6:30-2 (2:30 at Main St)
Serves cocktails? Yes

Eggtc. is everything. They've got fresh, fine, sweet, savory, gourmet and even delivery. We like Eggtc. because it's a sunny spot to start a day of work, or weekend homework, with free Wi-Fi and a coffee - or a cocktail, depending on how important the work.

Room 39

KC Midtown  |  1719 W 39th St
Leawood, KS  |  10561 Mission Rd
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Every day: 7-3
Serves cocktails? Yes

Room 39 gets big points for its intimate setting, famous quiches and hazelnut maple syrup. Founders Andrew Sloan and Ted Habiger often change the menu to feature the local fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Westport Cafe and Bar

Westport  |  419 Westport Rd
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun starting at 10:30
Serves cocktails? Yes

WCB is a consistent favorite among midtown and Westport dwellers for its happy hour and classic lunch/dinner items. On Saturday and Sunday, its brunch takes things to another level. 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.

Chez Elle Creperie and Coffee House

Westside Kansas City  |  1713 Summit St
Breakfast/Brunch Hours: Mon: 11-2  |  Tue-Thu 7:30am-9pm  |  Sat: 7:30am-9pm  |  Sun: 8-3
Serves cocktails? Yes

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.

Harvey's at Union Station

Downtown  |  30 W Pershing Rd
Brunch Hours: Sun: 10-3
Serves cocktails? Yes

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. While some breakfast buffets compromise quality for quantity, Harvey's serves nothing but quality. Seasonal veggies, smoked salmon and brown sugar glazed ham are great first-plate options.