The Tastiest Lunch in the River Market

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The River Market’s and Kansas City’s best lunch restaurant. We are located in the historic Gillis Opera House and our menu has the tasty lunch options for everyone! No matter if you’re looking for comfort food or if you are vegetarian, we have the perfect lunch for you when you're in the River Market!

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Our lunch menu consists of everything from delicious, fresh salads to down-home favorites like sloppy joes and bacon cheddar burgers. We also have fantastic Premium Entrees & Sides for when you would like a lighter calorie lunch. Delve into Wild Atlantic Salmon, Grilled Chicken, Steak, or a No Bun Burger. Each paired with a delicious side of choice.

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Or for your next lunch outing in the River Market, be sure to try one of our House Specialties. You cannot go wrong with our Street-Style Tacos, Gyro, or Philly Cheese Steak - to name just a few of our specialty lunch items. But when you really need to feel like you are back in your mom’s kitchen, then be sure to order our Gourmet Grilled Cheese. It will become your new favorite!

Find Your New Go-To for Lunch in the River Market!

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When you need a quick and delicious lunch during the week, then any of our Cafe Sandwiches will hit the spot. If you want to ditch the bread or try your favorite sandwich in a different way, then be sure to let us know. We can make any of our Cafe Sandwiches in a lettuce wrap or a tortilla wrap.

Be sure to tell us to Wrap It!

If you’re a Panini fan, then we’ve got a variety of the best lunch paninis in Kansas City! From Grilled Chicken to Cuban to the light and healthy Mediterranean Veggie, you can get one hot and delicious panini at the Opera House Cafe! 

Each is grilled hot on Ciabatta bread.  Yummy!

We love families and have a Kids Menu that your child will definitely find something they love. Choose from classics like our made-to-order cheeseburger, chicken tenders, or everyone’s first favorite sandwich PB&J.

Next time you’re in the River Market area and it’s lunchtime, be sure to have lunch with us!

Looking for a tasty treat? Be sure to visit our Bakery where you will find cakes, cookies, macarons, brownies, and more!

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! We also sell our wonderful coffee beans.