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Old 01-21-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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I haven't been to Sunday brunch on the Missouri side for a few years. I think the last time I went it was at Ameristar, and the time before that on the Plaza although I don't remember specifically where. Tomfooleries maybe.

On the Kansas side - I like Nick and Jake's - lots of food! Gaslight Grill and Granite City are okay, but same menu all the time and not a whole lot of variety. What I do like about Granite City is they also have a Saturday brunch (wish more places did) which doesn't have prime rib but is less expensive than the Sunday brunch. Cinzetti's is okay but not that much different than eating there any other time except they have the addition of some breakfast foods. Annie's Santa Fe used to be our brunch place, but they closed years ago. Loved Annie's!

Blue Moose and 810 Zone - not impressed. I keep trying to like KC Hopps restaurants and I keep giving them another chance and they keep letting me down, so probably won't be trying brunch at any of their other places. Had brunch at the Blue Moose and there really wasn't a lot to choose from. Definitely not worth $15 when you consider how much more you get at Nick & Jake's for $3 more, and much nicer atmosphere too.

I would like to try Bristol and Paulo and Bill's. I think I mainly haven't tried Bristol because I feel like I'd need to dress up a little and frankly, on Sunday I just want to wear jeans and tennis shoes.

So I guess of the places I have tried, I'd have to call Nick and Jake's my favorite.

What are your favorite brunches in Kansas City?
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Try Kate's Kitchen up north. It is on North Oak in Kansas City North. It is only open till like 2PM each day but it is fantastic, reasonable priced, and has quick and excellent service. They have a chicken guacamole sandwich that is one of my favorite things in the world.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Downtown:
You Say Tomato - my favorite of bfast counters, bfast flatbread, casserole, buttery egg/bacon/croissant, quirky 20's corner market feel in Longfellow
Succotash - great weekend brunch menu, raw vege/juice bar, not so great weekdays, in Longfellow
Happy Gillis - solid bfast, good egg BLT with stewed T in Columbus Park
Farmhouse - all local sources, finely prepared, french press coffee, River Market
Gennessee Royal - haven't been yet for bfast but a downtowner favorite, in W Bottoms
Chez Elle Creperie - french bfast creperie, coffeehouse, Summit W Side
Grinders West- build your own omelette or bfast burrito, bloody mary bar, $3 mimosas, Xroads

Midtown:
Bluestem - James Beard category brunch, W Westport
Room 39 - urban rehab brunch, Croque Madame, veggie frittata, w39th
Westport Cafe/Bar - eggs norwegian/florentine, westport center

Plaza:
Ingredient - decent bfast counter, huevos rancheros burrito tasty and eggs benedict
Classic Cup - contemp brunch menu
Eggstc - broad menu, daily specials usually pretty good, S Plaza
Tomfooleries - Not bad as brunch buffets, omelette bars go

This is a short list for brunch places in the city. Could go into diners and mexi-bfast places too.

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Eggtc. was always a favorite when I lived on the Plaza, but if you don't get there early, you're gonna be hanging around waiting for a good long while,and there isn't much room to wait, which can put you waiting outside in the cold. It's good breakfast, but it's not always worth the wait, IMO. Worth it if you get there early enough.

One of my favorites, foodwise, is Cook Shack Cafe just past 89th and Wornall, but it's a diner, tiny, and decidedly unfancy. I'm imagining you're looking for something a tad less pedestrian, even though you mention jeans and tennies. It's run by firefighters, though, and a family-run place...the food is good and filling and the people are nice.

I've done Classic Cup, but only in warm weather, because half the point is sitting on their sunny back patio or streetside cafe.

I love You Say Tomato, but always thought Succotash was overhyped. I haven't been since they moved from River Market, though.

The only brunch buffet I've been to is Figlio's, which was pretty extensive.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Farmhouse
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Westport Cafe and Bar

I still love brunch, but lately we've been doing a lot of afternoon "happy hours" -- La Bodega's is fantastic (and half off Sangria!) but we also love Westport Cafe too -- they have these huge delicious shrimp for $2 each and a huuuge bowl of mussels for $5 -- it's the best
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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For like a Brunch Buffet, the best ones are Bristol, Avenues Bistro and Grand Street Cafe. My favorites might be Grand Street, lots of good sides and such.

I would really like to try Lidias Brunch Buffet but it's kind of expensive
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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Yeah, forgot about Lidia's and Grand St. Think we'll do Grand St. this weekend. Grand St. slid a couple years ago but has really upped their game lately. Cool new looking space too.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Liliy's in the Marriot
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