Breakfast

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast restaurants in Kansas City and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at First Watch thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Corner Cafe, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast.

10 Blue Bird Bistro
Vegetarian cuisine that tastes great? Yes, if it's at Blue Bird Bistro, where they make simply spectacular soups and specialty pizzas. The comfortable spot, which also offers dishes that incorporate meat and seafood, makes you feel right at home, and much of the produce the cafe uses comes from a garden right across the street. When you stop for lunch, you get not only healthy food but great, tasty cuisine to boot. (816-221-7559)

9 First Watch
This national chain distinguishes itself with great service, welcoming atmosphere, community involvement, healthy dining options, and superb food. Filling breakfasts are standard, and a wide array of omelets (including Greek and "Acapulco express" versions), waffles, crepes, French toast, and egg preparations characterize the breakfast menu. Other possibilities include dishes like the Siesta Key cocktail (granola, low-fat yogurt, fresh fruit, and nuts) that are simultaneously delicious and healthful. A great choice for a family breakfast. (816-931-1054)

8 Classic Cup Café
Head to this all-American eatery to fill up for a busy day. Breakfast and brunch selections include savory dandies like Mama's famous buttermilk griddle cakes, eggs Benedict, a Florentine ham frittata, and a lox and bagel platter. Take-out orders are available, along with terrific outdoor dining. (816-753-1840)

7 Cascone's Grill
This venerable, family-run place has a definite Italian flair, as seen in the decor and the tasty, affordable menu. Breakfast goodies like a zesty omelet with Italian sausage draw crowds to the famous grill, which is well-known for its delicious food. Along with basics like pancakes, hash browns, and eggs, you can also sample a thin, spicy Italian steak and other signature dishes. Come early, or you might be in for a bit of a wait. No reservations. (816-471-1018)

6 Oak Room
One of the true jewels of Kansas City's culinary scene, this elegant restaurant overlooks Country Club Plaza and Brush Creek thanks to a number of floor-to-ceiling windows. Dine in grand style as the professional waitstaff caters to every need and the kitchen prepares savory steaks, chops, pastas, and seafood. The Oak Room's impressive wine list includes more than 150 international vintages, and the sommelier offers recommendations on request. Round out your meal with a delight from the tantalizing dessert menu. (816-756-1500)

5 LattéLand
Okay, your sweet tooth is bringing you down — what do you do? Well, people in the know head to this cozy Italian-style cafe, where espressos, cappuccinos, and lattés are the brightest (and most aromatic) stars. Aside from terrific hot beverages, LattéLand also serves a delectable repertoire of fresh-baked pastries, muffins, bagels, and all sorts of sweets. The outdoor patio is a favorite "to be seen" spot where young professionals and students go for light reading and a caffeine fix. Another location, on Jefferson Street (816-931-7577), also serves fruit smoothies, which are great cures for the summer heat. (816-931-7477)

4 Starbucks
If you're in the vicinity of downtown and need a place to get started, take a break, or wind down, then head to this Starbucks location. From flavored coffees and caffè lattes to teas and ciders, the menu on the wall has it all. An enticing selection of muffins, biscotti and pastries is also on display. Frappuccinos and iced coffees are available for mid-day refreshment. Choose from hot chocolates, mochaccinos, and cappuccinos to reward (and warm) yourself after a long day. (816-472-9900)

3 Corner Cafe
For a down-home breakfast, hearty and huge, this local legend is an ideal place. Expect a wait for award-winning biscuits and sausage gravy (order the "large" only if ravenous), as well as omelets, pancakes, French toast, and egg dishes. Carnivores are elated by bacon, sausage, pork, and chicken-fried steak options, all served with eggs and a biscuit. Hashbrowns and potatoes add a needed touch of starch. Most breakfast choices are served all day, and refills on coffee are free; you might just find your morning meal stretches well into the afternoon. (816-741-2570)

2 André's Confiserie Suisse
A city presence for more than 50 years, this chocolate shop and tearoom is acclaimed for its rich, flavorful chocolate candies and a painstakingly crafted selection of decadent pastries. The tearoom offers a changing menu of Swiss fare throughout the week, but coffee, tea, pastries, and, of course, chocolates are available before and after lunch. Confections are perfect to enjoy on-the-spot, or pick up a selection to share with a very lucky somebody. Also open Mondays from Thanksgiving through New Year's. (816-561-6484, 800-892-1234)

1 Westport Coffeehouse & Theatre
This combination coffeehouse and theater manages to create a scene, single-handedly. Upstairs, baristas brew cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas for highly-caffeinated patrons to sip as they take advantage of wireless Internet access, admire changing art displays, bop along to live jazz, or indulge in a slice of rich cheesecake. Downstairs in the basement theater, stand-up comics, actors, and musicians hit the stage, providing a diverse lineup of live entertainment. Open late on weekends, the coffeehouse attracts a young, energetic crowd, eager for alternative nightlife. (816-756-3222)


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Blue Bird Bistro 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American, Vegetarian
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $$
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First Watch 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Westport
COST: $
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Classic Cup Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Catering, Delivery, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Westport
COST: $$
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Cascone's Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Diner, European, Italian
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Oak Room 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
COST: $$$
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LattéLand 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: COUNTRY CLUB SQUARE
COST: $
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Starbucks 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Corner Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: RIVERSIDE
COST: $
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André's Confiserie Suisse 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Delivery, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Pastry Chef, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Swiss
Neighborhood: COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
COST: $
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Westport Coffeehouse & Theatre 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Westport
COST: $
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