While many people only think of brunch as a special occasion meal, it is slowly becoming integrated as a weekly ritual. That being said, more restaurants have been adding brunch to their weekly menus, and the Kansas City food scene has been doing its part in opening great bunch spots for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Here are the top 9 restaurants for brunch in Kansas City:
Cafe Sebastienne: Voted best Sunday brunch by the Pitch, Café Sebastienne keeps it traditional with their assortment of food options on their brunch menu. Some choices include the spinach and brie omelet, the café Benny with crab cakes, poached farm eggs, roasted potatoes and Hollandaise sauce, the BLT with fried egg, bacon, brie and avocado mayonnaise, and the roasted fish tacos with beans, pico de gallo and avocado sauce.
Blue Bird Bistro: Blue Bird Bistro is a longtime favorite brunch destination for Kansas City locals. With an assortment of options on their menu like steak and polenta benedict with sliced tomatoes and Hollandaise sauce, sweet potato and granola pancakes or traditionally southern biscuits and gravy, diners are bound to be satiated with any choice.
Classic Cup: Located right in the center of downtown Kansas City, Classic Cup Café is a quaint venue that serves some unique brunch dishes on Sunday. Some of the best ones include smoked salmon eggs benedict, oven baked pancakes topped with fresh fruit and powdered sugar served with smoked bacon, and a southern favorite of grits and grillades: grilled Italian sausage on top of garlic cheese grits, two eggs and red sauce.
The Farmhouse: A restaurant that only promotes local farm fresh produce, the Farmhouse’s brunch menu offers a wide variety of great brunch options: French toast with walnuts, caramelized apples and honey maple syrup, buttermilk biscuits with black pepper and sausage gravy, and the classic 3-egg omelet with spinach, gruyere, bacon and caramelized onions.
Ophelia's Restaurant: Many of the food choices for their brunch menu bring a unique style to classic brunch dishes. There’s the California benedict includes eggs benedict with shaved smoked turkey breast, smoked salmon and goat cheese crepe, and the salmon salad with chili. However, classic brunch plates can be found here as well, like a chicken salad sandwich, caeser salad, and steak and eggs.
Remedy Food + Drink: For both Saturday and Sunday, guests will be pleasantly surprised with the brunch options at this modern and exciting venue. With many brunch staple dishes like granola, French toast, or eggs sunny-side up, diners can also enjoy the smoked bologna sandwich or the popular yet seasonal summer squash banh mi, with squash tempura, vegetables, and cilantro, all covered in hoisin sauce.
Westport Cafe & Bar: Brunch at this restaurant includes truly delicious dishes, like eggs Florentine, French toast made with brioche, and a fine herbs omelet with pomme frites. However, the real draw to this menu is the cocktails, where each plate comes with a complimentary Bellini, Mimosa, Bloody Mary or coffee.
The Drop: Similar to Remedy, this smaller brunch menu is offered both Saturday and Sunday, but that’s not to say the dishes aren’t just as good. The cinnamon rolls topped with pecan cream cheese are fantastic as well as the eggs benedict with crabcakes and the croque madame.
V's Italiano Ristorante: This brunch menu might not have any especially brunch items, but they keep true to their Italian roots. With breakfast items like eggs benedict, French toast with sausage or bacon, and other options like stuffed pasta shells and chicken pomodori, V’s Italiano Ristorante serves deliciously great brunch dishes.