10001 West 87th Street, Overland Park | 913-859-0089
The staples of late-night dining in the metro — we're talking about a sit-down meal after 11 p.m. — have never been exotic. Diners serve breakfasts and burgers. A few family-owned taquerias serve post-prime-time tacos and burritos. But at ABC Café, a tiny dining room in a forgettable suburban strip center, husband-and-wife restaurateurs Cindy Cheung and Jackie Lee offer Cantonese cuisine from noon until midnight Wednesday through Monday. Customers are seated right up until midnight and can order inexpensive dim-sum plates (curried beef puffs, vegetable spring rolls and many other delicacies), fragrant soups and bubbling hot pots, cold Cantonese favorites (the hot and spicy beef tendon is delicious) and steamed pigs feet. The clientele is mostly Chinese after 10 p.m., so you'll feel as if you've stumbled into something so special, you won't want to tell anyone about it.