Kansas City's 5 best spots to score cheap breakfast and brunch fare

Filling Station. | Photo: Ashley J./Yelp

Craving breakfast and brunch food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breakfast and brunch restaurants around Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Beignet

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Topping the list is Beignet. Located at 307 Main St. in River Market, the creperie, breakfast and brunch spot is the highest-rated inexpensive breakfast and brunch restaurant in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 476 reviews on Yelp. 

With chef Bryan Merker at the helm, this garage cafe's menu features po'boys, crepes, cornbread and gumbo. Order some beignets and dip them in your choice of 20 sauces, ranging from lemon curd and sea salt caramel to raspberry and chocolate. Sip on creole coffee while checking out the voodoo collectibles on display. 

2. Town Topic

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Next up is Town Topic, situated at 1900 Baltimore Ave. With four stars out of 47 reviews on Yelp, the diner, breakfast and brunch spot, known for its burgers, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

In business for 75 years, this spot started out selling hamburgers for five cents. While the price has gone up since then, the restaurant still serves them with grilled onions on a steamed bun.  Breakfast sandwiches, meats, French toast, cinnamon rolls are also on the menu

3. Kate's Kitchen

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Jefferson Highlands's Kate's Kitchen, located at 8002 N. Oak Trafficway, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot 4.5 stars out of 372 reviews. 

Try the Ken's Cadillac of burritos with scrambled eggs, chorizo, avocado, tomatoes and spinach tortilla. Other popular items include blueberry pancakes, crab cakes Benedict and banana caramel French toast. 

4. Filling Station

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Over in Longfellow, check out Filling Station, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 258 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee and tea and sandwiches, by heading over to 2980 McGee Trafficway.

Get fast fuel, with menu offerings like sandwiches, bowls, coffee and juices. Try the Everyday Bowl with kiefer, quinoa, banana, blueberries, chia seeds, peanut butter and honey or the bagel with lox and cream cheese.

Thirsty? Get the Wiz, a concoction of strawberry, apple, cucumber, celery and lemon juices. 

5. Ruby Jean's Kitchen & Juicery

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And then there's Ruby Jean's Kitchen & Juicery, a Longfellow favorite with 4.5 stars out of 157 reviews. Stop by 3000 Troost Ave. to hit up the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers juices, smoothies and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. 

It offers protein shakes, muffins, sandwiches and more. Try the Fresco Island smoothie with pineapple, banana, coconut milk, coconut shavings, vanilla and agave, or the blackened chicken sandwich with chicken, spices, lettuce, tomato, red pepper and green goddess dressing. (Check out the full menu.)

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