The Best Restaurant in the River Market

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The River Market’s and Kansas City’s best restaurant is located in the  historic Gillis Opera House. When you are in the River Market in the morning, afternoon, or evening and you’re looking for a restaurant that has something for everyone, The Opera House Cafe is it! 

You will find exactly what you want to eat.  From classic pancakes, biscuits & gravy, and eggs to cheeseburgers with fries, or a healthy and delicious salmon from our premium entree, we got something for every member of your family or friends.

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The Opera House Cafe is the restaurant where everyone can get what they want!

We offer a variety of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Enjoy a delicious made to order meal and relax. Our restaurant offers free Wi-fi, indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting) and comfy couches. We also have a coffee shop and bakery located inside our restaurant!

Looking for a restaurant near you in Kansas City?

We have something for everyone!

Our Menu
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We are sure to become your favorite restaurant when you are in the River Market.

If you’ve never been here before then you will soon realize why people keep coming back! We have a full Coffee Bar at the front of our restaurant. Perfect for when you are wanting a coffee to go or a latte while you work. 

You can also order hot and cold coffee drinks, smoothies, teas, and juices made with local, fresh produce.

Sip on your coffee, hot tea, smoothie or juice
from our Coffee House
Then head over to The Grill and place your order.

And we have a full menu – including breakfast – that’s served all day! It’s noon and you really want French Toast? No problem! You can get your French Toast at The Opera House Cafe. Plus our Lunch Options have never tasted better!


Say bye-bye to fast food – we’ve got a delicious lunch waiting for you.  

Dine In, Delivery or Carry Out Options

Stop in, place an order To Go, or have Postmates bring it to you!

Postmates Delivery

Happy Hour is Monday – Friday
Open to 11 AM and 4 PM – 7PM.

At the end of the day, most of us are tired and really do not want to think about dinner.

Let us do the cooking for you while you unwind with one of our crafted cocktails at our bar.

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Anytime you’re in the River Market and you’re hungry,
our restaurant has exactly what you’re craving!

The River Market’s Breakfast, Lunch, Bar, Bakery, Coffee & Events place! Kansas City’s Best breakfast, lunch, bakery, coffee & events in the City Market.  Located in Kansas City’s historic Gillis Opera House, The Opera House Cafe has one of the largest spaces for people to come together to eat, drink and be merry! With a coffee shop & coffee roaster, we have the freshest, handmade coffee drinks in the River Market.  Our cafe serves a deliciously diverse menu for breakfast, lunch and brunch!