Cafe Berlin fills its kitchen with vegetables, coffee, dairy, free-range eggs, and other natural and organic foods from local farms, including Patchwork Family Farms, Green Hills Harvest Dairy, and Lakota Coffee Company. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes dishes such as Turkish-style eggs, french toast, and pancake burritos?a large pancake that enfolds two scrambled eggs and Patchwork bacon, served with maple syrup. Black-bean quesadillas, burgers with local, organic beef, and housemade soups crown the lunch menu and pair with an array of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Cafe Berlin then reopens daily at 5 p.m. as a bar scene featuring craft beers and cocktails made using the same fresh ingredients they use to make brunch.
Plastic dinosaurs and Godzilla figures dot the sunny dining room, where they hang from the rafters, sit on the counter, and gnaw on table legs. Patrons can gaze at the eclectic decor while listening to live music or tales from the Porch Light storytelling series.
The Copper Kettle?s menu is a throwback to simpler times. Country-fried steak, fried chicken, and beef pot roast are just three of the kitchen?s dinner specialties. Each comes with macaroni and cheese or potatoes, plus a trip to the salad bar. If they still have room, diners can finish the meal with one of six homemade pies, in daily rotating flavors such as apple, lemon, and sugar-free banana cr?me. Breakfast?from biscuits and gravy to fluffy flapjacks?is served morning or night. The Copper Kettle also has a kid?s menu, featuring chicken strips and grilled cheese to keep tykes from stealing bites off their parent?s plates or chewing off their own arm.
After 30 years of curating and perfecting recipes, founders Linda and Julie unleashed their culinary powers to create a Roly Poly menu of more than 50 rolls and sandwiches, plus a tempting selection of desserts. Slinging sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sandwich artisans envelop a variety of inventive ingredients inside warm, floury tortillas, from scrambled eggs to pesto chicken to mustard-splashed tuna. Customized sandwiches may also be rolled to suit various diets, preferences, or carbo-loading competitive mimes.
Seated among framed photos and wood wainscoting, visitors to The Gathering Place Café munch on hearty servings of daily specials that range from beef burritos to chicken-fried steaks. Serving up kansas city strip steaks every Saturday night and biscuits and gravy each morning, The Gathering Place continuously satiates diners with all local beef and farm-fresh, free-range eggs that wander into the kitchen.
Named one of the city's best sushi restaurants by Inside Columbia magazine, Sake boasts a cabal of blade-bearing masters that roll, fry, sear, and bake traditional Japanese dishes. Slicing an ocean's worth of sushi, Sake serves nigiri ($4–$6), sashimi ($8–$9) and an assortment of rolls such as the Mizzou roll, stuffed with spicy tuna and topped with tuna sashimi, green onions, chili oil, and unagi sauce ($12). Dinners include the seafood tempura, which tempts with lightly fried prawns, scallops, ika, crab, and vegetables, delivered golden-brown ($14). Sound off calls to draw the seared, baked duck breast into a bath of delicate lemon-honey-sauce glaze and crushed honeyed walnuts ($18). Feel refreshed after washing it all down with the rising sun martini’s concoction of chilled sake, orange juice, and cherry ($6), instead of downing a shot of mouthwash and screaming into a pillow for 10 seconds.
Country Kitchen's rustic menu serves up traditional comfort fare abetted by chicken-fried chicken, ribs, assorted veggies, and home-style desserts every day of the week, with specialty entrees making frequent guest appearances. Eschew your morning foraging for a hearty breakfast such as the ham and cheese omelette ($7.99) or a farm skillet ($8.29) bedecked with sausage, two eggs, onions, and green peppers atop a lofty hash-brown haystack.