You can blame brunch, but, at some point, breakfast got complicated. French toast got gussied up, pancakes have been stuffed beyond recognition and the cocktails seem to matter as much as the food. Thankfully, fans of breakfast have places like Wolfe-es Restaurant (842 Osage Avenue) in Kansas City, Kansas. Here, the food is straightforward, the prices are reasonable and people come to eat.
- An egg and cheese from Wolfe-es will only run you $2.45.
I theoretically ate at Wolfe-es for our sandwich issue
(out in print and online today), but the truth is, I've been meaning to break away from the stranglehold that Dagwood's Cafe has had on my breakfast plate in KCK. And I was told that Wolfe-es is where you go.
Everybody seemed to be on a first-name basis in the rectangular dining room with a line of counter stools that runs nearly the entire length. And I got the sense that if I showed up for a week, they'd remember my name as well. The menu is breakfast-centric with plenty of ways to eat your eggs and biscuits and gravy. Lunch is standard griddle fare with the roast-beef sandwich and cheeseburgers coming out of the kitchen window at a good clip.
Here's to keeping breakfast simple. You can call in your order to 913-321-8800.