It used to be that if you wanted a good brunch, Sundays were your only option. But the last couple of years, Kansas City restaurants have stepped up to the plate and answered our pleas for a Saturday brunch as well. I work on sundays and I’m obsessed with brunch, so I have made it my mission to try all of the brunch spots in KC. There are many to choose from and I haven’t done all of them yet, but below is a list of some of my favorite Saturday brunches that you must try as well. Why not start with one of them this Saturday?
This lovely spot in the Crossroads not only delivers on delicious Italian food but also does an insanely good brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. I was very skeptical to try it because my idea of brunch must include some sort of pancake or waffle along with the other savory breakfast items, in other words, I want a good dose of sweet with my salty. But I bought a Groupon and my husband and headed there one Saturday morning recently and we were so pleasantly surprised.
We enjoyed the weather on the patio and our server brought the bread course. Oh my goodness. This was by far the best bread (variety of fresh baked) and flavored butter (apricot jam butter, strawberry jam butter and crunchy sugar butter) I had ever had. We could’ve stopped there and called it a success. But there was more. The antipasti table includes fresh fruit, salads and cured meats. Then comes the “secondi” which is what you actually order including their pasta trio tasting menu. Pasta cooked to perfection and full of flavor. Now just in case you’re still hungry, (and let’s face it, there’s always room for desert!) there is the dolce table covered in tiny Italian deserts and I highly recommend the almond cake.
Sasha’s Baking Co.
Located in the heart of downtown, this lovely little restaurant & bakery oozes French sophistication and offers mouth watering pastries, breakfast and lunches as well as a full bar. I’d been there several times to enjoy a pastry, some crusty bread or the caprese sandwiches that are the best in the city. The owner, Michelle, and the staff is always so friendly and welcoming. This past Saturday, we and the Diamonds came to experience the brunch. The pastries were fantastic and we chose several to split; blueberry muffin, monkey bread and the cinnamon roll. Yum. My husband and Vicki chose the breakfast burrito, Michael ordered the special, Pimento cheese benedict and I had the oh so cheesy and yummy tomato pie. Incredible!
Make sure you get there early enough if it’s breakfast you want because once they’re gone for the day, they’re gone. Sash’s is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Craving crepes, a variety of coffees, or some killer lobster bisque? Look no further than Chez Elle in the Westside. The old theater- turned- charming restaurant features plenty of seating both in and outdoors and completely addictive crepes. Choose from sweet, savory or breakfast crepes and believe me, you’ll be in love. My favorite is the citron with a satisfying combination of tart lemon curd, strawberries and whipped cream. But the patriot is almost as good with the crème Anglaise, raspberry sauce, strawberries, blueberries, bananas and whipped cream. How do you decide when there’s also the chocolate, the pomme tarte, or the savory chez elle with roast chicken, sautéed mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and marinara? You’ll just have to go every week to try them all.
This underrated gem in Westport (with the BEST outdoor space) has the city’s best pancakes. I am a pancake snob and I grew up eating the absolute best, my grandmother’s. These are by far superior to any I’ve had anywhere. Furthermore, my husband says their biscuits and gravy are the best in the city. The menu is very small but everything is scrumptious, the service is good and there’s never a wait.
It’s been around a looong time and they have great steaks, but the Majestic is another restaurant that is rather unknown for their brunch. You never have to wait for a seat. What most people don’t know is that the Majestic is home to the most luscious, mouth-watering, must-have French toast of ALL TIME. This French toast is more like a decadent desert rather than breakfast. It used to be at Baked in Westport and I won’t tell you the long story about how it came to be at the Majestic (Both restaurants have the same owner), but just know that the slightly sugary bread floats in this heavenly cream sauce with raspberries and it get’s baked so it’s all gooey and caramelized… Oh my gosh, just go try it for yourself!
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