Kansas City welcomed back an institution this month with the reopening of the Golden Ox down in the Stockyards District. It also welcomed several brand-new entrants, including the make-your-own fast-casual restaurant Freestyle Poke in the River Market, as well as American Fusion Café in North Kansas City. Leawood and Lenexa residents and visitors can also now visit Duck Donuts and the Pantry for classic bakery treats. Also in Leawood, Cacao Restaurante opened in its new location after a move to 103rd Street and State Line from 95th and Nall.

Port Fonda in Lawrence closed July 1 to make room for the American classics of Lark å Fare. Urban Café has also closed its doors at 4101 Troost Avenue and will be operating out of a food truck this summer until it reopens at 5500 Troost Avenue in a few months.


Alchemy Coffee & Bake House, 816 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas

American Fusion Cafe, 1621 Swift Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri, 816.841.4700, americanfusion.kitchen

Cacao Restaurante, 1046 West 103rd St., Overland Park, Kansas

Duck Donuts, 3630 West 95th St., Leawood, Kansas, 913.381.3825, duckdonuts.com

East Forty Brewing, 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri, eastfortybrewing.com

Freestyle Poke, 509 Delaware St., River Market, Kansas City, Missouri, 718.730. 0828, freestylepoke.com

Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee St., Stockyards District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.842.2866, goldenoxkc.com

The Pantry KC, 7769 Quivira Road, Lenexa, Kansas, thepantrykc.com


Port Fonda Lawrence, 900 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas (closing July 1)

Urban Café, 4101 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri (relocating to 5500 Troost Avenue)

Coming Soon

Baramee Thai Bistro, 1810 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Missouri

Beignet, 3959 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, 412 Delaware St., Kansas City, Missouri

Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe, 4707 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Grinders, 733 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas

Hurts Donut Co., 8807 State Line Road, Ward Parkway Center, Kansas City, Missouri, wannahurts.com

KimChee, 3107 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 913.384.0974, kimchee-kc.com

Our Daily Nada, 304 Delaware St., Kansas City, Missouri

Pearl Tavern, 1672 Northwest Chimpman Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri

Scarlet, 421 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Southern Charm Gelato Shoppe, 511 Nichols Road, Kansas City, Missouri

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