Brunch might just be the perfect meal. It starts late, so you can sleep in. The menu typically includes a combination of breakfast and non-breakfast foods, so there’s something for everyone. And drinking is encouraged. What more could you want?
Brunch options abound in and around Overland Park. For a more traditional brunch, try Le Peep, a family-friendly restaurant that includes a full espresso bar and outdoor seating. The fluffy pancakes are a favorite, as are the five—yes, five!—varieties of Eggs benedict.
In the mood for brunch with an international flair? Head to La Bodega, a locally owned tapas restaurant and lounge, and start with a Spanish frittata, Moroccan baked eggs or Spanish biscuits and gravy. For the best value, bring your appetite and opt for the Spanish continental tapas bar with an entrée and let your taste buds go wild!
Louie’s Wine Dive’s Overland Park location is a popular brunch option thanks to a mouthwatering menu and mimosas available by the glass or an “almost never-ending carafe.” Try the indulgent champagne praline French toast or the breakfast flatbread, a brunch-appropriate twist on a traditional flatbread. Get there for the first hour of brunch and enjoy a $5 old school Bloody Mary.
Rye, a Leawood restaurant owned by Megan Garrelts, a James Beard semifinalist, and her husband, Colby, a James Beard award winner, is a can’t-miss brunch spot in nearby Leawood, Kan. Whether as a starter or dessert, don’t leave without trying Meg’s daily pastry. A mix of breakfast and lunch dishes are available, ranging from burnt end hash and the omelet of the day to shrimp and grits and the restaurant’s signature dish, fried chicken. The morning cocktail menu combines traditional brunch favorites like Bloody Marys and mimosas with unexpected additions like the Pamplemousse and lillet and soda. Or sip the restaurant’s special blend of coffee from The Roasterie.