Specialties Voted Kansas City’s Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga and classic BLTE sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s “Healthier Side” features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided. History Established in 1987 Back in 1983, First Watch’s two founders wanted to be able to play golf in the afternoon and have dinner with their young families every night so they decided to open a restaurant that closed at 2:30 every day and specialized in Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. They named it “First Watch” – a nautical term relating to the first shift of the day. Word about their “fresh, new concept” spread and before long this daytime cafe became very popular and the idea of bringing the First Watch experience to other places was born. First Watch debuted in Kansas City in 1987 and has been serving generations of friends and neighbors here ever since. More than 30 years later, First Watch is still a fan-favorite with more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, including receiving the highest rankings from Consumer Reports.