Neighborhood Cafe plans opening in Waldo, with weekend all-you-can-eat specials

Waffles and eggs from the Neighborhood Cafe.
Waffles and eggs from the Neighborhood Cafe.

The owners of Lee’s Summit’s Neighborhood Cafe will open Neighborhood Cafe-Waldo at 6 a.m. Aug. 25.

They spent several months remodeling 5,500 square feet of the former Wei’s Super Buffet at 7531 Wornall Road, next to Lew’s Grill and Bar.

The breakfast/lunch/dinner operation will seat more than 200 people and have about 40 employees.

It will serve breakfast all day, offer handmade shakes and its famous cinnamon rolls. The menu also will include breakfast burritos, breakfast and dinner skillets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, soups and salads, melts and hoagies, burgers, signature sandwiches like the barbecue pulled pork, and wraps such as the chipotle turkey and BLT with fried egg.

Weekend specials will feature three all-you-can-eat dishes: fried fish on Friday, tacos on Saturday and fried chicken on Sunday.

Hours will be 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; on Friday and Saturday, the restaurant will be open 24 hours. The restaurant also will feature photos of local veterans and people can drop off 5-by-7 or 8-by-10 photos from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Neighborhood Cafe traces its roots to Neighbor’s Cafe, which opened in downtown Lee’s Summit in 2001. The space, at 104 S.E. Third St., had been home to various family-style restaurants since the 1950s. Neighbor’s Cafe closed in early 2011.

A month later, a local ownership group reopened it as Neighborhood Cafe, serving breakfast all day, along with lunch and dinner.

Customers also get a complimentary cinnamon roll with every order, a tradition that had been in place at a couple of restaurants before Neighbor’s Cafe opened.

The owners of Neighborhood Cafe also own Chubby’s on Broadway and Bleu Burger in Lee’s Summit.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC