817 Northeast Rice Road, Lee's Summit | 816-347-0442
When a restaurant puts the word bakery in its name, you know it's serious about its sweets. Owners Robyn Graves Altoom and Taleb Altoom had the last laugh when naysayers dismissed their cozy, home-style café (a former Minsky's Pizza location) in Lee's Summit. Some called it unsophisticated, artless. But two years later, the small space, which serves American and Middle Eastern comfort food, is a popular East Side destination, particularly for the house-made pastries: peanut-butter brownies, lemon bars, butterscotch blondies, and the triple-chocolate bread pudding (served with ice cream). Fancy desserts these ain't, but how often do you really want a delicate crème brûlée anyway?