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Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout

549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1261
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1261
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Everything I have ever thought about breakfast has been a lie. The place is tiny, but a seat always seems to magically just open up once you are ready to sit down. The menu is small, but the options are fresh and SO SO good....More

Thank travelcal033
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Can I just say how much I love this place? After hearing great reviews from those living in Columbus Park and friends traveling from the suburbs to visit, I knew I had to make a trip. Girlfriends in tow, I made my way on a...More

Thank finertasteskc
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We saw this place on DDD. It's the sort of place that you'd expect to see on that show- a small neighborhood diner with a sophisticated menu. We had breakfast here and it was superb. I had the green eggs and ham (pesto) and the...More

Thank BigTool
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stopped by here for lunch one day on our way home from errands. The neighborhood is so picturesque with lots of historic buildings. It was easy to find street parking nearby. There were several outdoor tables on the sidewalk in the shade, but we...More

Thank Lovtorun
Reviewed 18 July 2015

First let me say, "Redeye Gravy & Grits" perfectly cooked grits, with shreds of country ham, very thin sliced pickled celery for a little acidity. Topped with "corn nuts" which had the most perfectly little crunch. You also get a soft egg on the side....More

Thank carolyn h
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We spent most of our time in a completely different part of KC so when the GPS took us here we were completely confused as to where we were. It was hidden in a little neighborhood that seems to be becoming re-established. In any event,...More

Thank BrewersMom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I love having breakfast at Happy Gillis because I have food there that exist nowhere else. Their take on everyday items that turn into culinary delights is a treasure every time we go. Do yourself a big favor and go there and try something new.

Thank cknab1
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Happy Gillis ferments their own kimchi, and uses the leftover juices to make kimchi bloody marys, which are divine. I'm not a huge fan of bloody marys but I loved them. I also ordered biscuits and gravy which were very good. The atmosphere is another...More

Thank brittany m
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Nice spot for lunch. A good local area place that caters to those that like to know where their food came from.

Thank TWags52
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We LOVE Happy Gillis. Great food from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere, and warm, friendly people. Luscious recipes, beautifully prepared with a deft hand. Unexpectedly rich flavors, and in an atmosphere that invites you to linger over coffee and conversation. This is...More

Thank Kirk_Hardcastle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
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