Better your brunch

This week, I ate three different brunches in a day to tell you where to get the best brunch in KC.


by Meghan Baker, Photo Editor

If you’re like me, one of your favorite meals is brunch. Whether it’s sweet or savory, brunch food is always good and it is served at the perfect time if you wake up too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. But If you’re like me you also get stuck in a rut of only going to First Watch, so here are some of the best brunch places around KC to switch up you and your friends weekly brunch needs.

# 1 Westside Local

What I Got: Pumpkin French Toast

This meal put a twist on French toast that you never knew it needed. If you tend to dislike pumpkin flavored food, don’t worry because the brioche fried in pumpkin batter has more of a cinnamon flavor than anything else. In addition to the fall pumpkin flavor, the homemade ginger whip cream and Nutella spread on the bottom makes the breakfast even more decadent. If you’re not a big fan of dessert-like breakfasts, Westside Local also has plenty of omelets, sandwiches, vegan and gluten free options.  

#2 Happy Gillis

What I Got: Morning Hash

Even though this meal may look simple at first, the taste was anything but that. The potatoes and brussel sprouts were perfectly crisped and oily. Even if brussel sprouts aren’t your thing, the seasoning will mask your preconceived notions about this vegetable.  The egg was cooked sunny-side up and the yolk made the perfect “sauce” for this uncomplicated breakfast hash.

#3 Succotash


What I Got: Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and Cubano juice

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon is one of my all-time favorite things to eat at brunch and I’ve definitely ate enough of them to prove that. Though this eggs Benedict wasn’t the worst I’ve ever had, it wasn’t the best either. Instead of serving the salmon, spinach, capers, poached egg and hollandaise sauce on the traditional English muffin, it was served on beer bread, which caused the Benedict to lose it’s usual crunch. The spinach was also piled high and overpowered everything else.

Despite not loving the eggs Benedict, I did love the potatoes and juice I ordered with it. The potatoes were crispy and cut so tiny that they were almost like hash browns. The juice was a combination of pineapple juice and green juice and together they totally balanced out the sweetness of pineapple and the gross taste spinach usually has.