One of my favorite places to meet clients or just have an awesome lunch downtown is the KC Cafe (15th and Grand in Kansas City, Missouri). This place is local and not fussy, which is one of my favorite things to find in a restaurant. I have total restaurant phobia, which means I can get very overwhelmed when something is too fancy. I guess that makes me the opposite of a foodie.
The KC Cafe is in a great location, right near the Sprint Center, Crossroads Art District and Power & Light District. It’s well within walking distance to the Sprint Center, but isn’t one of the many, many chain restaurants you will find downtown.
One of my favorite parts of the KC Cafe are the cute placemats you find at every seat, depicting KC landmarks and a matching game to put the names together with the places.
What is my entree of choice? Anyone that knows me should be able to guess this one. The grilled cheese, of course! To be more specific, the jalepeno grilled cheese, made with seared muenster and goat cheese on buttered challah bread with dates and apricots, with pasta salad. Simple, awesome, delicious. Two thumbs up, for sure.
The KC Cafe is opened for lunch only, 11 to 3, Monday thru Friday.