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The Homesteader Cafe

4.2
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch (6)
  • Quiet Conversation (5)
  • Casual (4)

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About

The Homesteader Cafe was founded by husband and wife team, Megan Kendall and Jeremy Lane. The Homesteader Café is an extension of our home, a warm welcome to be part of a community that believes in good food sourced from Kansas City’s farmers and served in simple, well-prepared dishes. Step into The Homesteader Café, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, and be
greeted by the delicious aroma of Jeremy’s savory specialties like the Mustard crusted pork chops or Megan’s handcrafted carrot cake with candied walnuts. Gather around and experience the best of what the season has to offer.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(816) 474-8333
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Cross street: Walnut St.
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4.2
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4.0
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Trixie (Houston)
3.0
Dined on November 2, 2017

Chicken pot pie was bland and mushy. Pot roast portion was about 1/3 what it should’ve been for the price. Sadly, we have given this local spot multiple tries for dinner and they’ve yet to deliver a tasty meal. Brunch, however has been pretty good on a few occasions.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

To be honest the Bloody Mary could use a little work and the Bison Burger was just so so. I really wanted to love this place and based on the yelp reviews I thought I would. The Chicken and Waffles was the highlight to breakfast and I would recommend them to anyone. The service was friendly and efficient. Parking was easy and it’s always fun to find new places downtown.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 26, 2017

On this our third visit, once again we had a delightful evening. With a large group of nine, we had impeccable service, perfect timing, and delicious meals for the entire table. This is such a lovely place to have a quiet meal, with resources from local farmers and vendors. It's a gem indeed!

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vipKarengrace (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was really tasty and the menu has a lot of great choices. I had the sweet potato hash. The Gouda cheese was a really nice touch. The atmosphere is really nice too. Easy parking. You won’t be disappointed if you eat here.

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sjwk317 (Kansas City)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice, quiet breakfast with friends. Our daughter had introduced us to Homestead for Mother’s Day. Good food. Not rush. Good locally sourced ingredients. Eli, our server, was personable and lovely. Def recommending to friends.

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vipLovetoeatout (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Sunday breakfast!

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BrockB (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food..awesome brunch

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agr1487 (Kansas City)
2.0
Dined on October 7, 2017

I'm a person who would rather eat at home than go out, so going out is a special occasion. I was looking forward to The Homesteader as I had never heard of it before and I liked the menu, but the food was the biggest disappointment I've had in a long time.

The pot roast had about 2 ounces of meat and no flavor, the mashed potatoes tasted like instant, and the carrots were bland. We didn't even finish that plate. The brisket came out with 3 pieces, one of which was about 80% fat. I complained and they courteously sent out 2 more pieces, but I couldn't believe that someone would even send out a plate with a piece like that.

Other than that, the service was great, the drinks were a better value than other places, I liked the atmosphere and the location and I loved the beer selection. I would have rated it 4 stars, if the food was even average (5 stars if the food was good). I rated the service 4 stars because it was great, but they sent out that piece of meat, which baffles me. I rated the ambiance only 4, because it felt like a restaurant in a ghost town. It needed some soft music or a band or some kind of activity.

JUST because of the food, I will never go back, because I can get better food for my dollar somewhere else. And that is really disappointing, because I was excited about the menu before going there. If the menu changes, I would give it another shot in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
1.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

We’ve been here twice and the food can be very good. This visit was bad. We were seated right away for brunch. We sat for 15 minutes (along with 2 other tables) before anyone came to take a drink order. We only got the drink order because another table stopped a male waiter; who said loudly, “This is not supposed to be my station, now I’ve got 4 extra tables, ugh.” We ordered our food (no one ordered meat, mostly cold items or eggs. No one came by to check on us or tell us our food was on it’s way. We waited for 50 minutes, never had coffee refilled even when we asked, and never got our food. We left $5 on the table to cover 1 coffee/tea. Sadly we will never be back. The worse part, besides leaving without eating, was the condescending attitude of the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on September 24, 2017

I was thrilled they took reservations for brunch! However was disappointed in the service. Our waiter had too many tables and so things took longer than you'd expect...

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Cross street
Walnut St.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(816) 474-8333
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Catering
We got your catering needs covered, simple lunches, heavy appetizers or elegant dinners. We are just a call or email away.
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Parking details
On evenings and weekends the parking lot across Walnut on the West side of The Homesteader Cafe will be available for use of patrons. During lunches and morning pastries street parking only.
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Public transit
The Streetcar will be one block towards the west on 7th and Main when it starts running Spring of 2016.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine