Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day.
What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun?
And don’t forget brunch, the melding of meals that makes it acceptable to have sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and a cheeseburger all in one meal. Okay, so, most brunch menus don’t include cheeseburgers, but you get the idea.
Here’s a look at some of the top places to grab breakfast, brunch and lunch in Kansas City, where barbecue reigns but tastes from around the globe are easy to find.
The spot: The Corner Café in Riverside
The dish: Biscuit Topper
The logic: Down-home cookin’ is a specialty at this little spot north of downtown Kansas City, and this open-faced biscuit with sausage, eggs and bacon is as flavorful as it is filling.
The spot: Eggtc
The dish: Salmon and goat cheese frittata
The logic: FindingKansasCity.com ranks it among the city’s best breakfast spots, saying “Eggtc is everything.” That’s pretty good, right?
The spot: Café Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum
The dish: Pick when you get there!
The logic: The brunch menu at Café Sebastienne changes weekly. If it’s available, try The Benny, which features crab cakes, poached eggs and roasted potatoes. Plus, art.
The spot: You Say Tomato
The dish: Breakfast flatbread
The logic: Add bacon or ham to your flatbread for a little protein boost at this restaurant, named one of the top brunch spots in the city by ThisIsKC.com.
The spot: Cosentino’s Market
The dish: Deli sandwich and a salad
The logic: A Kansas City institution, Cosentino’s is popular with the downtown lunch crowd and features a variety of choices, including several hot-food selections.
The spot: Jack Stack Barbecue – Freighthouse
The dish: Lunch combo plate
The logic: You get to choose two meats (maybe burnt ends and pork spare ribs?). Also, it’s Kansas City and you’re required to eat barbecue. It’s the law.
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