Dining November 22, 2015
These 17 Amazing Breakfast Spots In Missouri Will Make Your Morning Epic
I love breakfast. I can eat it any time of day, and absolutely the best way to have breakfast is to let someone else cook it for you and bring it to your table. Egg yolks sopped up with hash browns and toast, pancakes with maple syrup, overstuffed omelets, giant Belgian waffles…yum! Here are a few great places in Missouri to try if you are craving breakfast food.
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1. The Boardwalk Café, Webster Groves
The large front window of Boardwalk Café is covered with a painted message boasting that it has the "best breakfast in town," and in 2013, The Riverfront Times agreed naming it Best Breakfast in St. Louis that year. Inexpensive, with huge portions and fast service, Boardwalk Café serves breakfast menu items such as traditional bacon and egg platters, pancakes and french toast, as well as hefty skillets of hash browns piled high with meats, veggies, cheese and eggs. Patio seating is available for nice days and hot cups of coffee keep coming to you via the busy yet attentive servers.
Location: 600 E Lockwood Avenue
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 7:00 am-3:00 pm
The Boardwalk Cafe
2. Stewart’s Restaurant, Lake Ozark
Huge portions of mouthwatering American breakfast classics make Stewart’s a great place for breakfast. A don’t miss: their delicious homemade cinnamon rolls. It’s best to arrive earlier in the morning, as it always draws a large crowd, but it’s definitely worth the wait. The family friendly environment with comfortable seating options include outdoor seating when weather permits. They also offer carry-out and catering.
Location: 1151 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3. The Factory Diner, Farmington
The Factory Diner has an extensive and varied menu, with generous portions and reasonable prices. Of particular note are their hash browns, which just might be the best in the area, always cooked with just the right amount of crispness and perfect seasoning. Located in an old factory building, the diner provides a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, with prompt service.
Location: Two locations: 200 W 1st Street, and 814 Market Street
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 6:30 am-3:00 pm
The Factory Diner
4. Gailey’s Breakfast Café, Springfield
Located in the historic old Seville Hotel, Gailey’s has been locally owned and operated since 2005. They serve delicious home-cooked breakfasts accompanied by great specialty coffee and tea. Their specialty omelets are a favorite, in particular the Mediterranean Omelet and also the yummy Sweet Browns. Gailey’s was also voted Best Breakfast for 5 years in a row by 417 magazine.
Location: 220 E Walnut Street
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 7 am - 2 pm
Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe
5. The Bruncheonette, Joplin
This tiny, hard to find restaurant, located on the north end of main street in Joplin, quickly fills up with hungry patrons. With items like the Benny Harper, consisting of an English muffin layered with crunchy bacon, tomato, and avocado with two poached eggs on top, and a generous amount of rich hollandaise sauce over all of it, you really can’t lose. They actually feature four different types of Eggs Benedict, all unique, mouthwatering creations, along with the rest of the menu (pulled pork pancakes???). The only drawback to the Bruncheonette is its size, being so small that it fills up quickly.
Location: 424 N Main St
Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Friday 6:30 am -2:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am -1:00 pm
6. Ginger Sue’s, Liberty (also Lee’s Summit and Olathe)
Ginger Sue's is a husband and wife-run American restaurant serving breakfast and lunch in a quaint and casual atmosphere. Besides the casual atmosphere, you should also know they don’t serve low-fat choices, just home-style American classics at reasonable prices. They also offer carry-out and catering.
Location: 12 W Kansas Street, Liberty (also in Lee’s Summit and Olathe)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
7. Oscar’s Classic Diner, Jefferson City
Oscar’s award-winning menu features generous portions of made-from-scratch home-style favorites such as biscuits and gravy, country fried steak and huge jumbo omelets. The 50’s ambiance and background music harken to a time when the diner was king. A family owned restaurant, their friendly servers will make you feel right at home. They also offer carry-out via a drive-thru pick up window.
Location: 2118 Schotthill Woods Drive
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 6:00 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am-8:00 pm
8. Allin’s Diner, St. Charles
Besides the traditional breakfast options, Allin’s also includes some more unique choices like an omelet stuffed with spicy andouille and sharp cheddar cheese, andouille pancakes, baguette French toast, and French toast made with cranberry bread. Favorites include Allin’s slinger, made with fried eggs, hamburger, and hash browns, topped with Allin’s own famous chili and cheddar cheese. For classic American diner food with a twist, Allin’s is the place to go.
Location: 130 N Kingshighway Street
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 6:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 6:00 am-2:00 pm
9. Michelle’s Café, Eureka
For over 10 years, Michelle’s has been serving Eureka fresh homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, cold beer and cocktails and catering. The delicious breakfast menu includes items like potatoes with a smoky flavor, homemade biscuits and gravy, amazing omelets, and magnificent pancakes.
Location: 104 S Central Avenue
Hours of Operation: Tuesday 10:30 am-3:00 pm, Wednesday 10:30 am-8:00 pm, Thursday 10:30 am-9:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
10. Daybreak Donuts & Diner, Louisiana
Daybreak offers a small town atmosphere, family style seating, and full service, delicious breakfast options. Besides their handmade donuts, they also offer extreme omelets, biscuits and gravy, homemade corned beef hash, and so much more. Delicious breakfast, great service and located right near the Mississippi River, Daybreak is a must-visit.
Location: 121 Georgia Street
Hours of Operation: Tueday-Friday 5:00 am-11:00 am, Saturday-Sunday 6:00 am-11:00 am
Daybreak Donuts & Diner
11. Half & Half, St. Louis
With a breakfast menu split into “egg dishes” and “sweets”. A couple of favorites from the sweets section include the blueberry pancakes, made with real blueberries, dollops of blueberry butter, and topped with delicious authentic maple syrup; and the donuts, bite sized and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. The egg dishes vary, and many include two-sunny-side-up eggs with meat or seafood. Another favorite is the cornbread and chorizo made with fried eggs, two pieces of cornbread with Mexican chorizo mixed with red onion and cilantro, best eaten all mixed together.
Location: 8133 Maryland Avenue
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 7:00 am-2:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am-2:00 pm
12. Kate’s Kitchen, Kansas City
The friendly, homey interior is a great backdrop to Kate’s delicious breakfast spot options with something for everyone. The Omelet Italia is made with Scimeca’s Italian sausage, spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and jack cheese, and comes with a side of wonderfully seasoned potatoes and a homemade light, fluffy biscuit. The giant cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate are must-trys. And don’t forget the smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion and hollandaise omelet or the caramel French toast with banana and pecans.
Location: 8002 N Oak Trafficway
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm
13. On the Rise Bakery & Bistro, Osage Beach
The large weekend crowds are a testament to the lake’s superior breakfast spot. Delicious beignets, baked vanilla bean French toast, and eggs benedict offered five different ways are just a few reasons to stop in. Most of the entrees come with a biscuit or cinnamon roll, along with Applewood smoked bacon or chicken or apple sausage, and delicious roasted potatoes.
Location: 5439 Osage Beach Pkwy
Hours of Operation: Wedneday-Sunday 7:00 am-3:00 pm
14. Billy Gail’s, Branson
Giant, jumbo pancakes and traditional country comfort food prevail at the down-home breakfast & lunch restaurant, Billy Gail's Cafe in Branson. Try their homemade biscuits and gravy for a “can’t miss”. Generous portions, a friendly staff, homey décor and reasonable prices add to the many reasons to stop in and have a delicious, family-style breakfast.
Location: 5291 State Highway 265
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 7:00 am-2:00 pm
15. The Elm Street Eatery, Lebanon
Unlike some of the other restaurants on this list, the Elm Street Eatery is open until 9:00 p.m., and serves breakfast all day. Choose from a large variety of their famous pancakes, including strawberry and blueberry, and amazing pecan pancakes, drizzled with heavenly caramel syrup and topped with crunchy nuts.
Location: 135 W Elm Street
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Elm Street Eatery
16. Hickory House Restaurant, Jackson
Hickory House Restaurant offers down-home country cooking at its best with reasonable prices (breakfasts start at $3.99!) and family-friendly dining. They also offer carry-out and catering, and an in-house butcher for the freshest meat options.
Location: 2259 E Jackson Blvd
Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
17. Aurora Family Restaurant, Aurora
Personable, fast service is just one of the charms of this local favorite in Aurora. Farm fresh eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, and tasty omelets are some of their delicious menu options. Frequent owner updates including new flooring provide a modern and attractive décor. They are now smoke-free, and feature daily specials.
Location: 627 E Church Street
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Aurora Family Restaurant
What is your favorite place to go for breakfast? Have you been to any of these places? Did we leave your favorite out? Share in the comments below….