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Corner Bakery Cafe opens in Leawood

Updated: 2013-11-11T21:32:52Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

The metro’s first Corner Bakery Cafe opened this morning in Leawood and some customers just couldn’t wait, lining up in front of the new Camelot Court restaurant about 5:15 a.m.

It will be open for coffee at 6:30 a.m. daily and will start serving breakfast at 7 a.m. Breakfast runs all day and includes scramblers like the Anaheim (scrambled eggs with crisp Applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, green onions, cheddar cheese and avocado), along with scrambled egg sandwiches, panini, oatmeal, and fresh berry and yogurt parfaits.

The lunch and dinner menu includes specialty salads like the Asian edamame salad (edamame, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, green onions, basil and cilantro in a ginger soy dressing) and the Cavatappi pasta salad (roasted tomatoes, Asiago cheese, basil, roasted garlic and arugula with a balsamic dressing), house-made soups and chili.

Corner Bakery Cafe also offers signature sandwiches like roast beef and goat cheese on a potato thyme bread and ham or turkey on pretzel bread, grilled panini, pastas including chicken carbonara, and a variety of pastries and desserts.

It is one of only a couple of restaurants in the chain to serve the company’s new Hoagie sandwich. It also sells cinnamon creme cake and chocolate bundt cakes.

Customers order and pay at the counter. Employees bring the meals to the table for dine-in customers.

The Leawood restaurant, at 11705 Roe Ave., Suite A, is the first for area franchisees Cafe Foods Inc. A location in Corbin Park, at 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, is scheduled to open in February and one or two other area locations also could open in 2014. Cafe Foods wants to open a total of 11 restaurants in five years and is currently considering sites in Lenexa, including one near Oak Park Mall and another near 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, as well as Liberty and St. Joseph, Mo.

Corner Bakery Cafe was founded in 1991 and is based in Dallas. It has nearly 160 locations nationwide.

It is not affiliated with The Corner Restaurant in Westport or the Corner Cafe operations in the Kansas City area.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC.

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