Guidebook for Kansas City

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Guidebook for Kansas City

Restaurants & Coffeeshops

Best walking-distance coffeeshop! Has great sandwiches, wraps, quiche and soups aside from the usual pastries, specialty coffees, teas and smoothies.
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Filling Station Coffee | Midtown
2980 McGee Trafficway
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Best walking-distance coffeeshop! Has great sandwiches, wraps, quiche and soups aside from the usual pastries, specialty coffees, teas and smoothies.
Great neighborhood organic breakfast and lunch place, also featuring a little groceries section.
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You Say Tomato
2801 Holmes Street
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Great neighborhood organic breakfast and lunch place, also featuring a little groceries section.
Mexican food with a Cinco-de-Mayo atmosphere: during nice weather the front 'windows' which are actually garage doors come up for a 'sitting-on-the-sidewalk' feeling.
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Sol Cantina
408 East 31st Street
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Mexican food with a Cinco-de-Mayo atmosphere: during nice weather the front 'windows' which are actually garage doors come up for a 'sitting-on-the-sidewalk' feeling.
The best breakfast in town in my opinion. Very eclectic atmosphere ("Is that a monkey sitting at the bar?"), gets very crowded for Sunday Brunch.
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Succotash
2601 Holmes Street
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The best breakfast in town in my opinion. Very eclectic atmosphere ("Is that a monkey sitting at the bar?"), gets very crowded for Sunday Brunch.
Reputed to be the best fried fish within walking distance. Casual bordering on fast-food.
Lutfi's Fried Fish
3037 Main Street
Reputed to be the best fried fish within walking distance. Casual bordering on fast-food.
Since KC is known for its BBQ, and I'm vegetarian, I had to mention it without ever having sat foot in it. From what I hear, grimy but very good...
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Gates Bar-B-Q
3205 Main Street
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Since KC is known for its BBQ, and I'm vegetarian, I had to mention it without ever having sat foot in it. From what I hear, grimy but very good...
Only open in the morning until they sell out of donuts. These are KC's own, best donuts!
LaMar's Donuts and Coffee
3395 Main Street
Only open in the morning until they sell out of donuts. These are KC's own, best donuts!
Kitty's is the best secret tip from meat-eaters on a budget: no atmosphere, but dirt-cheap, extremely good food - check out their reviews!
Kitty's Cafe
810 1/2 E 31st St
Kitty's is the best secret tip from meat-eaters on a budget: no atmosphere, but dirt-cheap, extremely good food - check out their reviews!
Excellent coffee, very nice setting. They are a roasting company.
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Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
419 East 18th Street
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Excellent coffee, very nice setting. They are a roasting company.
Delicious Mexican Food with an awesome terrace on top.
Teocali
2512 Holmes Street
Delicious Mexican Food with an awesome terrace on top.
Our favorite brewery/restaurant. They have delicious food at reasonable pricing, classy setting, and a nice patio right in the middle of all the Westport action for beautiful days.
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McCoy's Public House and Brewery
4057 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Our favorite brewery/restaurant. They have delicious food at reasonable pricing, classy setting, and a nice patio right in the middle of all the Westport action for beautiful days.
One of the best Thai restaurants in KC, just don't go for the Pad Thai on Tuesdays (it's buy one get one free, but they must be preparing them in the morning or something).
Thai Place
4130 Pennsylvania Avenue
One of the best Thai restaurants in KC, just don't go for the Pad Thai on Tuesdays (it's buy one get one free, but they must be preparing them in the morning or something).
Has been around forever and is still as delicious as it was twenty years ago, among the best middle-eastern restaurants.
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Jerusalem Cafe
431 Westport Road
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Has been around forever and is still as delicious as it was twenty years ago, among the best middle-eastern restaurants.
Good Indian buffet that includes the garlic nann, chai and mango lassi. Service is spotty.
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Moti Mahal II
4113 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Good Indian buffet that includes the garlic nann, chai and mango lassi. Service is spotty.
Best pizza in town, hands down!
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d'Bronx
3904 Bell Street
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Best pizza in town, hands down!
This Mongolian grill has been my favorite for twenty years now...
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Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill
3906 Bell Street
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This Mongolian grill has been my favorite for twenty years now...
Excellent Asian fusion cuisine, among the most delicious offerings are the eggplant pockets, the China Moon (a shrimp pie), and the crispy tofu, as well as their Vegan Delight entree soup.
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Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings
1803 West 39th Street
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Excellent Asian fusion cuisine, among the most delicious offerings are the eggplant pockets, the China Moon (a shrimp pie), and the crispy tofu, as well as their Vegan Delight entree soup.
Indian restaurant with lunch buffet during the week.
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Taj Palace
1706 West 39th Street
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Indian restaurant with lunch buffet during the week.
Ha, it's actually requiring me to put something, anything: it's a Starbucks, duh!
Starbucks
4101 Main St
Ha, it's actually requiring me to put something, anything: it's a Starbucks, duh!
Just another Starbucks (they do have the GHz Fiber)...
Starbucks
1701 West 39th Street
Just another Starbucks (they do have the GHz Fiber)...
Very homey-feeling coffee shop with vegan baked goods. They have a room just for toddlers.
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Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse
1615 West 39th Street
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Very homey-feeling coffee shop with vegan baked goods. They have a room just for toddlers.
A very venerated coffeehouse and roaster, good place to sit on the sidewalk on a nice day.
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Broadway Cafe
4106 Broadway Boulevard
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A very venerated coffeehouse and roaster, good place to sit on the sidewalk on a nice day.
Very good middle-eastern food with nice outside seating area.
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Aladdin Cafe
3903 Wyoming St
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Very good middle-eastern food with nice outside seating area.
Controversy or not, it's still the freshest, cheapest way of getting a burrito...
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1713 West 39th Street
Controversy or not, it's still the freshest, cheapest way of getting a burrito...
This is a coffee shop for purists, and don't expect decaf or free refills here. I would say only recommended for true connoisseurs...
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Oddly Correct Coffee Bar
3940 Main Street
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This is a coffee shop for purists, and don't expect decaf or free refills here. I would say only recommended for true connoisseurs...
One of the coffeeshops closest to our guest house, Mother Earth features organic fair-trade coffee and always has plenty of space to stretch out.
Mother Earth Coffee Hyde Park
3504 Gillham Rd
One of the coffeeshops closest to our guest house, Mother Earth features organic fair-trade coffee and always has plenty of space to stretch out.
Ollie's Local
3044 Gillham Rd
Cafe Europa offers breakfast and lunch, as well as bakery items.
Cafe Europa Union Hill
2976 Gillham Rd
Cafe Europa offers breakfast and lunch, as well as bakery items.
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Ruby Jean's Kitchen & Juicery
3000 Troost Ave
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Great restaurant within walking distance. Definitely try the beer bread as something unusual that not every restaurant has. New place in a historic setting has a very cozy feel.
Brewer's Kitchen
3107 Gillham Road
Great restaurant within walking distance. Definitely try the beer bread as something unusual that not every restaurant has. New place in a historic setting has a very cozy feel.
A very unique concept: pay according to your ability. With its location on Troost, the historic dividing line between white and black Kansas City, the idea is to bring different economic classes together in harmony while feeding everyone.
Thelma’s Kitchen
3101 Troost Ave
A very unique concept: pay according to your ability. With its location on Troost, the historic dividing line between white and black Kansas City, the idea is to bring different economic classes together in harmony while feeding everyone.
Coffeeshop and record store: what concept is more hip than that?
Sister Anne's
901 East 31st Street
Coffeeshop and record store: what concept is more hip than that?

Drinks & Nightlife

Food, happy-hour specials, and a really classy setting, what more could you want?
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Tower Tavern
401 East 31st Street
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Food, happy-hour specials, and a really classy setting, what more could you want?
Gay hole-in-the-wall watering destination.
Sidestreet Bar
413 E 33rd St
Gay hole-in-the-wall watering destination.
Restaurant or bar, their happy hour is extra-long (3pm to almost 7pm). Nice setting.
Barrel 31
400 East 31st Street
Restaurant or bar, their happy hour is extra-long (3pm to almost 7pm). Nice setting.
Bar with reeaally good food. Long Happy Hour (3 to 7pm, and after 10pm), and excellent Sunday Brunch choices.
The Drop
409 East 31st Street
Bar with reeaally good food. Long Happy Hour (3 to 7pm, and after 10pm), and excellent Sunday Brunch choices.
One of the longest-running alternative stages in town, Davey's is a hole-in-the wall bar with an almost-daily lineup of live music.
Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club
3402 Main Street
One of the longest-running alternative stages in town, Davey's is a hole-in-the wall bar with an almost-daily lineup of live music.
One of the classiest bars in town, it has been around forever. Good food as well.
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Harry's Bar & Tables
501 Westport Rd
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One of the classiest bars in town, it has been around forever. Good food as well.
Noisy bar, located in the oldest building in Westport that used to be an outfitter for all wagon trains westbound on the Santa Fe trail.
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Kelly's Westport Inn
500 Westport Road
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Noisy bar, located in the oldest building in Westport that used to be an outfitter for all wagon trains westbound on the Santa Fe trail.
Good food and beer, check out their Happy Hour 4-6 every day.
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Beer Kitchen
435 Westport Road
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Good food and beer, check out their Happy Hour 4-6 every day.

Shopping

Our favorite grocery store. Members only, and if you're a member you know what to find there...
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Costco Wholesale
241 Linwood Blvd
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Our favorite grocery store. Members only, and if you're a member you know what to find there...
Mall, movies, theatre, restaurants, exhibits, Legoland, Aquarium, Crown Center has everything covered that you could possibly need. Free parking most of the time, skywalk to Union Station.
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크라운 센터
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Mall, movies, theatre, restaurants, exhibits, Legoland, Aquarium, Crown Center has everything covered that you could possibly need. Free parking most of the time, skywalk to Union Station.

Sightseeing

The US' only museum dedicated exclusively to WWI is in a memorial to the "war to end all wars" dedicated in 1926. Excellent exhibits include a German tank with a french grenade still stuck in it.
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National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
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The US' only museum dedicated exclusively to WWI is in a memorial to the "war to end all wars" dedicated in 1926. Excellent exhibits include a German tank with a french grenade still stuck in it.
Opened in 1914, Union Station is a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture. Science museum, Imax theatre, phenomenal exhibitions, and several restaurants make it an absolute must-see.
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Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd
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Opened in 1914, Union Station is a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture. Science museum, Imax theatre, phenomenal exhibitions, and several restaurants make it an absolute must-see.
Catholic primary school in a former historic mansion. In the far southwest corner of the property is a grotto over a pool formed by a natural spring that used to be a rest stop on the Santa Fe Trail.
Notre Dame de Sion
3823 Locust St
Catholic primary school in a former historic mansion. In the far southwest corner of the property is a grotto over a pool formed by a natural spring that used to be a rest stop on the Santa Fe Trail.
Excellent European painting collection and widely celebrated Asian art exhibits housed in a 1930's Beaux-Arts building, with a $100m extension celebrated by Time as world top 10 architectural marvel.
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
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Excellent European painting collection and widely celebrated Asian art exhibits housed in a 1930's Beaux-Arts building, with a $100m extension celebrated by Time as world top 10 architectural marvel.
Great modern-art museum with always changing new exhibitions.
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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard
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Great modern-art museum with always changing new exhibitions.
A state-of-the-art building for the MO Conservation Dept. showcases environmental technologies and plant and animal species native to Missouri. It's located in an park with extensive trails.
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Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Avenue
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A state-of-the-art building for the MO Conservation Dept. showcases environmental technologies and plant and animal species native to Missouri. It's located in an park with extensive trails.
Beautiful and compact botanical garden. It's located on a walking and biking trail that follows Brush Creek into the Plaza in a very idyllic setting.
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The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
4800 Rockhill Road
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Beautiful and compact botanical garden. It's located on a walking and biking trail that follows Brush Creek into the Plaza in a very idyllic setting.
The famous 'Regionalist' painter's late-Victorian residence has been preserved nearly unchanged from the time of his death.
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Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
3616 Belleview Avenue
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The famous 'Regionalist' painter's late-Victorian residence has been preserved nearly unchanged from the time of his death.
The 12-largest craft brewer in the US offers tours of their facility and has a nice tasting room and outside patio.
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Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Boulevard
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The 12-largest craft brewer in the US offers tours of their facility and has a nice tasting room and outside patio.
KC's oldest public cemetery was founded in 1857 and has the graves of many famous early residents, including painter George Caleb Bingham.
Union Cemetery
227 E 28 Terrace
KC's oldest public cemetery was founded in 1857 and has the graves of many famous early residents, including painter George Caleb Bingham.
The Roasterie is now KC's largest coffee roaster and showcases their avant-garde facility with the latest environmental technology. You can easily spot the shiny silver plane 'soaring' over the place.
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The Roasterie Cafe
1204 West 27th Street
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The Roasterie is now KC's largest coffee roaster and showcases their avant-garde facility with the latest environmental technology. You can easily spot the shiny silver plane 'soaring' over the place.

Everything Else

Tennis courts, ball fields, playground, skateboarding destination, soon to be joined by a spray park, and a historic Boy Scout memorial. In the north section of the park was KC's first golf course.
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Gillham Park
3915 Gillham Road
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Tennis courts, ball fields, playground, skateboarding destination, soon to be joined by a spray park, and a historic Boy Scout memorial. In the north section of the park was KC's first golf course.