Best Brunches in Kansas City
Weekend meals in Kansas City feature a smorgasbord of eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy peppered in with some authentic Mexican grub. Pair everything with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or better yet, a Bloody Mary or some local suds. Below, our favorite spots to brunch and keep the buzz alive.
The hipsters arrive hungry at this colorful, quirky corner restaurant for the full-service juice bar and for those with a sweet tooth, a cotton candy latte. To eat, Succotash fills their Swedish pancakes with lingonberries and serves them with eggs and bacon. The generously plated slow roasted pork hash and maple ham eggs benedict are bound to set you right.
Pull a seat up barside for a Bloody Maria using mezcal, tequila or vodka (with all the garnishes) and start with the ricotta-filled doñas de requeson. Graduate to the chilaquiles chorizo verde with or the tamale pie with beef, vegetables, spicy tomato sauce, sweet cornbread and grilled jalapeno butter. Then, wave adios to your hangover.
Comfort food is all the rage at this West Bottoms spot, which is known for its creamtop biscuits topped with Andouille sausage gravy, raised waffles with a mixed berry compote and Bloody Marys gussied up with bacon. If you require something stronger, the Bull Mountain Blend coffee will put you on the right track.
Befitting of its name, happy is how you will feel after visiting this mainstay serving classic breakfast items like biscuits and gravy and more lunchy selections like the “Lines Cook Lunch 3.0: with country-style pork terrine, horseradish mustard, Kyle’s pickles and vinegar chips alongside a kimchi Bloody Mary or whiskey cider.
In Midtown, this rustic, warm bistro, always peppered with local art, has a medley of strong caffeinated beverages (with endless refills on coffee) and served alongside dishes like fluffy brioche French toast and the photographable Kevin’s artichoke toast with two poached eggs on ciabatta.
Blue Bird Bistro
This charming and sunny corner spot serves a menu of locally sourced and organic items. From the healthy tofu scramble to the ciabatta French toast and granola pancakes with a dash of fresh cinnamon, served with pure maple syrup from Vermont’s Shaker Mountain Farm, there’s something for everyone
Gram and Dun
On The Plaza, friends gather for a mix of breakfast and lunch including plates like corn fried catfish, the smoking dun waffle with lemon rosemary butter smoked cherry rye syrup and house smoked bacon. On the lunch side, opt for the short rib grilled cheese with white cheddar, arugula, apple-onion chutney and house fries.
This spot in Westport doles out green eggs and ham, pear cakes with a fresh cilantro salad and build-your-own scrambles with a choice of proteins, veggies and cheese. The cinnamon roll with bourbon icing is a decadent sweet treat.