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I'm looking for a good breakfast recommendation that opens around 08:00A on weekdays... preferably in KC MO. Chez Elle looks fantastic, but isn't open until 11:00.

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  1. If you want a full service, sit down at a nice restaurant type of meal, Room 39 does a very nice breakfast. The biscuits they make, while not traditional flaky buttery biscuits, are my favorite in the city.

    My favorite breakfast spot right now is You Say Tomato. The decor is quirky, lots of different kitchen tables and chairs. You order at the counter and runners bring you your food. Everything I have had on the menu is fantastic, but my favorites are the corned beef and hash or egg casserole. They also have delicious baked goods.

    Similar to You Say Tomato is Happy Gillis in the Columbus Park area. You order at the counter, grab a seat and they bring out your food. I've only had the bacon, egg, lettuce, and roasted tomato sandwich for breakfast, but it was fantastic.

    1. I had a WONDERFUL breakfast at Succotash. They only do breakfast and lunch and they do it well. I have tried the Kitchen Sink and the blueberry pancakes. Both wonderful as well as very friendly servers and warm, welcoming ambiance.

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      1. re: melissalane4730

        I like to go to Cascone's in the River Market when I go to Kansas City. It is nothing out of the ordinary but I like the fact that I can get Italian sausage with my breakfast.

        Bigray in Ok

      2. Lots of fans of Eggcetera (South Main/Plaza KCMO). They open very early.
        Classic Cookie on Gregory & Wornall in KCMO has good breakfast.....

        1. If you are looking for something not so "hippie-fied"...and want the very best breakfast joint "old school" (great omlets, hashbrowns, biscuits, pancakes, etc.), then go directly to Woodweather's on 9th St. in the west bottoms....

          1. Gennessee Royale Bistro (same owner as Happy Gillis) in the old west bottoms area: http://www.genesseeroyale.com/

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            1. re: Mars_Bars

              We just went to Genessee Royale on Saturday!! So cute and so tasty. We were there about 8:30 Am and it was pretty steady (older crowd + us!). Good stuff - can't wait to go back. We had chicken fried steak - yum yum! Perfect portion - not too big / too small.

              1. re: stellamystar

                Mention of chicken fried steak perked up my ears! But it's not listed on the online breakfast menu, is it a special?
                http://genesseeroyale.com/breakfast.html

                Was also wondering how the fried chicken and biscuit is at Genessee Royale.

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Thanks! It's this thing - CREAMTOP BUTTERMILK BISCUIT ... 10 served with fried chicken. :) I think it was a boneless chicken though. .. hm.. anyway, enjoy.

                  1. re: stellamystar

                    Thank you, still good news, as that's the chicken and biscuit dish I had my eye on.

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      Their hamburgers are sublime.

            2. You Say Tomato was a good meal at a fair price considering their focus on local, seasonal, and oragnic. The Breakfast Casserole and Cinnamon Roll were quite good while the Breakfast Flatbread was standout of the group with Country Gravy, Ham, and Cheddar on an excellent wood-fired crust.

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