The Best Breakfast & Brunch in Kansas City

A hearty breakfast or brunch on the weekend is a great way to relax with family or friends…but where is the best brunch in KC for families?

Maybe the kids need to refuel after an early game or carb load with some pancakes for an afternoon match. Sometimes you just want someone else to do the cooking. Our list below contains a variety of places for brunch in Kansas City, from diners to casual restaurants to historic Union Station.

The Big Biscuit

The Big Biscuit has over a dozen metro locations. The biscuits are the star of the show. Whether covered in sausage gravy, deep fried as a “Bonut”, stickified and loaded with raisins and pecans , placed atop one of their signature dishes or just served on the side, do not leave without eating at least one.

For the big eater, The Kitchen Sink Scram-Bowl or The Titanic Omelet will surely fill you up. Plus they have all the breakfast classics that you would want. If you can’t make it in early, lunch is also available.

There are 15 Big Biscuit locations in KC Metro area, so there’s a brunch spot for everyone no matter what part of town you live!

Neighborhood Café

Neighborhood Café has two locations, Lee’s Summit and Waldo. The building that houses the downtown Lee’s Summit café has been serving people in various ways since the 1900’s.

The big draw here are the world famous cinnamon rolls, just make sure to save room for one after you have some hotcakes, waffles, omelets, skillets or one of their breakfast specials. Or make a quick bite of a cinnamon roll with a cup of coffee.

Dagwood Cafe

Dagwood’s Café, 1117 Southwest Blvd, is an old school diner that has been serving  KCK on Southwest Boulevard since 1938. It’s a staple for people in the Rosedale area. They have all the breakfast favorites, including breakfast sandwiches and corned beef hash. And if you happen to be  there for lunch, don’t forget about one of my favorite diner meals, an open faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Corner Café

Corner Café has 3 locations in Riverside, Liberty and Independence. They have been offering Kansas Citians their favorite comfort foods since 1983, so you know it’s yummy.

Breakfast is served all day, so you can enjoy any of your breakfast favorites anytime. Before you go, check out the daily specials. Bakery specials include the Coco Loco Pie and the Platte County Pie, a tasty mix of pecans and chocolate chips! They are open for lunch and dinner.

Meshuggah Bagels

Meshuggah Bagels is “Bringing New York to Kansas City, one bagel at a time”. Voted best bagel in The Pitch’s Best of KC five years in a row!

Get your favorite bagel at the OP, Midtown, Liberty or Power & Light store. Try my wife’s  “go to”  bagel, a salt bagel. Quit worrying about your sodium levels. Top your bagel with schmears, lox or whitefish salad. Authenticity is their passion, making bagels the way they were made years ago in Eastern Europe. They are crazy good bagels.


Succotash is a neighborhood  spot at 2601 Holmes that has been serving breakfast and lunch since 2001.

Options are endless with their build your own burrito, omelet or scramble. With over 30 choices of fillings that include chorizo, smoked gouda, lima bean hummus and mushroom gravy including vegan and gluten free options.

Less adventuresome ingredients like bacon, cheddar cheese, mushrooms and sausage gravy round out the selections. They are also throwing down in the donut arena with the introduction of Bronuts, a brownie donut.

I gotta try one of these! Their baker has been killing it also with giant cinnamon rolls (vegan), mixed berry “pop” tarts and cinnamon apple donuts that are vegan/gluten free.

Kate’s Kitchen and Ronnie’s Restaurant

Kate’s Kitchen and Ronnie’s Restaurant are sister restaurants sharing the same menu.

Named after the daughter and son of the husband and wife team that own the two establishments, the eateries serve scratch made food at the Gladstone ( Kate’s) and Lenexa (Ronnie’s) locations. Breakfast items include scramblers, omelets, benedicts, breakfast sandwiches and quesadillas, french toast, pancakes and waffles. Their cinnamon rolls are made fresh every morning and topped with warm icing.

For fans of KC’s Scimeca’s products. the kitchen uses their namesake  Italian, Andouille and Chorizo sausages in their omelets and scramblers.  Any KC barbecue lover must try the  brisket omelet.

Beer Kitchen in Westport

Beer Kitchen in Westport serves brunch on the weekends.

This listing is for the Dads, take him to brunch at this beer centric restaurant.  Moms are  covered too, with Mimosas, Peach Bellinis and Bloody Marys.

Many of the menu items have beer in the recipe, pair different beers with your meal. Sample the extensive beer selection. Order a Dutch Baby, a savory baked pancake, or any of the brunch entrees.

Have an omelet, a benedict or a premium burger and Belgian fries with a variety of aioli dipping sauces. Relive a childhood breakfast with The Krunchberry Waffle, a Belgian waffle studded with Cap’n Crunch cereal and covered with fresh berries and fruit compote. Enjoy trying to find a beer to pair with that!

The Shack

The Shack started as a “greasy spoon pub” in St. Louis that now has 4 locations in the KC Metro area. There are 2 in Overland Park,  another in Lenexa and one in Lee’s Summit.

Build your own omelets and breakfast combos along with skillets, 2 eggs on a bed of hash browns covered with delicious toppings, and plates with a variety of breakfast sandwiches, burritos, tacos and quesadillas make up a large portion of the menu.

The “Griddle Love”  section  contains many variations of pancakes, waffles and french toast. Loaded hash browns round out the breakfast selections. Lunch is also available.

Harvey’s Brunch at Union Station

Harvey’s brunch at Union Station is a  trip back in time to when trains were a classic way to travel the country.

The open air seating allows diners to take in the history of the Grand Hall and the Clock, where people all over the country used the phrase “Meet me under the clock” to rendezvous with far flung friends and acquaintances. Breakfast and lunch are served all week but the award winning brunch on Sunday is an event not to be missed.

There is a cold station with peel-n-eat shrimp, smoked salmon, salads, pastries and assorted desserts. The hot station has breakfast standards, chicken, macaroni & cheese, and veggies. And last but not least a carving station with prime rib and ham. Tableside ordering is also available.


Eggtc.,a local favorite for over 15 years, has locations in Shawnee and another just south of the Country Club Plaza.

They feature an extensive list of breakfast, brunch and lunch favorites that are savory and satisfying. Omelets, frittatas, crepes and the classics fill up the menu along with benedicts and a create your own potato skillet. There is a coffee bar  serving  Parisi, a local coffee roaster, if you need to be in and out quickly.

The Brass Onion at PrairieFire

The Brass Onion at PrairieFire in Overland Park offers an upscale brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Bringing comfort food at its finest in a casual atmosphere, there is fried chicken, traditional breakfast fare and sandwiches.

There is a Cajun flair with the BBQ shrimp, jambalaya pasta, low country macaroni & cheese and beignets. You can also enhance your brunch with a handcrafted cocktail like the spicy onion Bloody Mary.

Granite City

Granite City is the home of the Lawless Brunch. There are two GC outposts, located at The Legends in KCK and Kansas City North.  

Their Creation Station allows you to design your own donut or create your perfect omelet, benedict or breakfast sandwich. All the brunch favorites are also available and sliced prime rib is available at the carving station. A Chef’s Special station has a Mac of the Week and a different chef’s selection every week.

For the adults, there is double buzzed coffee, the Bloody Mary Experience and Infinite Mimosas.

The Denver Biscuit Co. in Westport

The Denver Biscuit Co. in Westport is their only non-Colorado location.

Biscuit lovers rejoice! There are countless combinations available…

Get a biscuit with fried chicken, hot chicken, fried catfish, bacon, eggs, sausage, cheese…. you just need to go and find your favorite or maybe just try them all! Plus, there’s a biscuit pot pie, shrimp & grits in a biscuit, biscuit french toast and a giant biscuit cinnamon roll. And of course, there’s biscuits and gravy.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral, America’s buffet restaurant, with locations in Olathe, Independence, Kansas City North offers an endless buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great value  for a good price makes it great family restaurant for kids and adults alike. It’s the perfect place for an affordable brunch – especially if you have a big family.

Their variety accommodates almost all nutritional needs including low carb, vegan, paleo and plant-based diet plans. The breakfast buffet features cooked to order eggs and omelets, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, juices, and assorted desserts.

Remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

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