Breakfast in South Kansas City

There are many unique breakfast specialties in the South Kansas City breakfast market.

Breakfast in South KC 

Everyone knows Restaurant Week pays homage to lunch and dinner. But what about breakfast? Here are some of the top breakfast spots to eat in South KC.

Jerry's cinnamon roll
Jerry’s cinnamon rolls are known for being one of the best in town. 

Jerry’s Cafe

Jerry’s Cafe is located at 1209 W 103rd St in the Watt’s Mill Shopping Center. The are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It’s a small space but come with a large appetite. Giant cinnamon rolls, pancakes that go home in a pizza box, French toast, pork chops and eggs and the Big Job sandwich. 

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If you like RC’s chicken, you will love its sweet and savory pairing with Belgium waffles. 


RC’s is located at 330 E 135th St in Martin City.  They are open for breakfast Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and offer an early bird special until 9 a.m. on weekdays. They are known for their biscuits and gravy but you will also find chicken and waffles, chicken fried steak and eggs,  pancakes, giant yogurt parfait and breakfast sliders. 

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Dos de Oros’ Caliente Shrimp Burrito. 

Dos De Oros

Dos De Oros offers Mexican breakfasts only on weekends, and is located at 13029 Holmes Rd in the Yetta Shopping Center. Look for their Chilaquiles and and Fajita Omelettes. They offer breakfast from 8: 30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and all day on Sundays.

Jarocho's brunch
The Sunday Brunch Buffet at Jarocho’s South includes lobster. 

Jarocho’s South

Jarocho’s South recently moved into the area as a second location for its popular restaurant in KCK. With it comes a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring lobster, shrimp, all the oysters you can eat, paella with mussels, Mexican corn on the cob, rice, potatoes, and chips and sauce. Located at 13145 State Line Rd, the buffet is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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TJ’s Cafe in Grandview offers large portions of their biscuits and gravy. 

TJ’s Cafe

TJ’s Café is an old-school diner located at 12408 Blue Ridge Blvd.  Their biscuits and gravy, omelettes and pork chops and eggs are a hit. They are open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jimmy Milis, former owner of Gomer’s Fried Chicken and Never On Sunday, has taken over breakfast at Thai House. This selection includes the Thai breakfast item called Jok Moo. 

Thai House

Thai House, located on the south east corner of Gomer’s Square, began offering breakfast in December.  Traditional American fare dominates the menu, but they do offer Jok Moo (pronounced Joke), a traditional Thai dish comprised of a rice porridge soup with ground pork, served with a poached egg in the middle.  Jok, also called congee, is like the oatmeal of Asia.

Thai House is located at 9938 Holmes Rd.  They are open for breakfast Wednesday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Game Day, known for their chicken wings, serves them for breakfast as well. 

Game Day

Game Day is located at 8950 Wornall Rd.  Breakfast comes with wings (their specialty) and served all day long.  They are open Monday, and Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They are closed Tuesdays.

Chelly’s Café

Chelly’s (sister restaurant to Dos de Oros) is located at 214 W 85th St., along the north side of the shopping center at the northeast corner of 85th & Wornall.  They are open for breakfast Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.


Opening Soon

The owner of  Caleb’s  has yet to set an opening date for the new breakfast space at the Red Bridge Shopping Center.

Meanwhile, Crows Coffee is set to open in late February or early March.

Blue Moose, which is known for its Sunday brunches, is set to open around March 1.

The Martin City Coffeehouse at 132nd & Holmes had originally set an April target opening date, but now says that date is uncertain.


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