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5107 Main St.
Kansas City  Missouri  64112
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(816) 561-0116
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Kendra L. Williams
For phenomenal breakfast all day, plan to wait for a table at this cafe a mile south of Country Club Plaza.

When we stopped in Kansas City over Mother's Day weekend and asked around about the best breakfast in town, the answer was the same: Eggtc. So we resolved to wait 40 minutes for a table and see what all of the fuss was about. And everyone was right -- this is destination breakfast food. The staff uses local ingredients when possible to create what they call gourmet breakfasts that are available all day. While you can get simple, straightforward dishes done well -- chocolate chip pancakes, anyone? -- you also can get eight kinds of omelets (or build your own) and two kinds of fresh frittatas. Options include a Cobb omelet studded with blue cheese, Monterey Jack, bacon, avocado and walnuts ($7.79); an apple and goat cheese omelet ($8.49); and Garden of Eden frittata with cheddar, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, onions and roasted red peppers ($8.99). Sweet and savory crepes, potato skillets smothered in chorizo gravy ($6.99), and homemade yogurt and granola were also available. The homemade fruit smoothies come in huge glasses; we took much of it with us when we left. The service was perky and adept despite the crowd and the relatively noisy dining room, which is divided into two areas that each hold several dozen patrons. Overall, this is a place that's definitely worth the wait (and the hunt -- people who live here find it easily, but out-of-towners need a GPS to navigate the neighborhood's confusing streets).

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