Is there anything better than starting the weekend with a leisurely brunch, mimosa or bloody mary in hand? Whether you’re craving rib-stickin’ biscuits and gravy, a brunch classic like eggs Benedict or a dish leaning more towards lunch, brunch offers something for everyone. Lucky for Missourians, there are some great options no matter what corner of the state you call home. Below are some of the best.
1. Southwest Diner – St. Louis
This neighborhood hotspot combines diner charm with a funky southwestern aesthetic. Here, you can order brunch classics like omelets and pancakes, but the real winners are its huevos rancheros, breakfast burrito and enchiladas.
2. Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse– Kansas City
Watch your crepe—whether sweet or savory—being made tableside. One decadent option: the Au Chocolate, a chocolate crepe better filled with chocolate mousse and topped with raspberry sauce and—you guessed it—more chocolate.
3. Ozark Yacht Club – Lake of the Ozarks
Dine waterside at Ozark Yacht Club, which offers homemade muffins, omelettes, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and more brunch faves.
4. Cafe Berlin – Columbia
This charming, eclectic Columbia spot offers locally sourced, organic eats, and everything is made from scratch. One favorite: apples and andouille sausage cooked in maple syrup and brown sugar.
5. Cafe Madeleine – St. Louis
For a memorable, elegant brunch experience, head to Café Madeleine in Tower Grove Park's Piper Palm House, where French brunch classics are served in a Victorian setting.
6. Half & Half – St. Louis
You can't go wrong no matter what you order at Half & Half, but one dish that knocks it out of the park is Tess' Toss, French toast with whipped butter, lemon curd and fresh berries.
7. You Say Tomato – Kansas City
Enticing locals with a homey and friendly atmosphere, You Say Tomato offers straightforward brunch classics, like biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash and quiche.
8. Farmers Gastropub - Springfield
Hope you're hungry! Here, you can get a full English breakfast: eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms and toast.
9. Westport Cafe & Bar – Kansas City
This hip brunch spot serves up French classics, as well as more unique brunch fare, like mussels with blue cheese and bacon.
10. Springfield Brewing Company – Springfield
Who says you can't do a brewery for breakfast? At Springfield Brewing Company, you get the best of both worlds: delicious brews and homemade, hearty brunch classics, like biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles and chicken fried steak.
11. Cafe Osage – St. Louis
Cafe Osage's organic menu, which uses fresh veggies and herbs grown on-site, offers a small but focused menu. Feel like something sweet? Try the brioche French toast. Savory more your thing? The herb and goat cheese omelette is a dream.
12. Alpenhorn Gasthaus – Hermann
Do brunch Wine Country style. Hermann's historic Alpenhaus Gasthaus offers guests romantic candlelit breakfasts and champagne brunch.
Feeling hungry yet? The weekend is right around the corner – better get planning! (We know we sure are.) What are some of your favorite brunch spots in Missouri? We’d love to know!