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McLain’s Bakery

201 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114-1121
+1 816-523-9911
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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201 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114-1121
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in mid afternoon for a sweet treat. Purchased a peanut butter cookie-outstanding. Good selection of pastries and other sweet deserts.

Thank chance s
Reviewed 8 August 2017

McLain's remains a very fine bakery offering some excellent choices in cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and other assorted goodies. They serve well at parties, receptions, openings, whatever event where cookies are welcome.

Thank Maryfrances W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have had their bakery items like cupcakes & cookies, but today we had lunch. Wife had the wrap and I had tge chicken salad. Both items were excellent, plus they serve homemade potato chips. Save room for dessert, I recommend the peanut butter chocolate...More

1  Thank ls66611
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I am here every week and every time it is a great experience! I have brought at least seven different friends here from all over KC and they have all enjoyed this bakery as much as I do. From the friendly, welcoming staff to the...More

1  Thank Gracey1089
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped for a couple rolls. Their cinnamon roll was good, the croissant was OK. Nothing special from our perspective. Selection was limited around 9A.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Another Kansas City Institution, McLain's Bakery has been revered for decades as the go-to place for fine pastries. Originally in the Waldo area of Mid-town KC, they have moved to a larger retail space a couple miles East. Recently, they even opened a second location...More

1  Thank Kristy F
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have been going to most of my adult life for cookies, pastries, cakes etc and am never disappointed. The new owners are very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that if I go at the last minute before they close they may be...More

1  Thank OkobojiChick
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Was so excited about their return and expansion south in the near future. Let's just say compared to pastries in other cities, they have a long way to go. Selection is poor. Lunch menu ordinary. Ordered a birthday cake and was quoted a price at...More

Thank HallMarkers
John L, Owner at McLain’s Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hallmarkers, sorry to hear that you had less than an amazing experience. Our pastry selection does tend to decrease as the day goes by, as we try not overproduce / waste and sell out by lunch time some days. Our lunch menu includes a wrap,...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I was told we were going McClain's this afternoon while I was in a bad mood, and remembering the last time I was there the place was owned by some cranky guy didn't help my demeanor. However, upon entering the bakery I was greeted by...More

1  Thank MeS763
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This bakery in some form has been around for many years, I bought my wedding cake here 35 years ago from the original restaurant I recently visited for a Saturday treat after a long run. They still have the original pastries and some added breakfast...More

Thank Nona61jf
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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-523-9911
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A Kansas City tradition (since 1945), McLain's Bakery has been making the highest quality pastries, cookies, cakes and breads for the past 70 years. Come on in for one of your old favorites, whether it's our famous chocolate cup cookies, a fruit danish, or a coffee cake. Then, take a look around and try something new, maybe a cup of hot Thou Mayest coffee, a cold glass of milk from the local Shatto Milk Company, or a fresh loaf of artisan bread.
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