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McLain’s Bakery

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201 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64114-1121
+1 816-523-9911
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We have had their bakery items like cupcakes & cookies, but today we had lunch. Wife had the wrap and I had tge chicken salad. Both items were excellent, plus they serve homemade potato chips. Save room for dessert, I recommend the peanut butter chocolate cookie...Yum!!

1 Thank ls66611
United States
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I am here every week and every time it is a great experience! I have brought at least seven different friends here from all over KC and they have all enjoyed this bakery as much as I do. From the friendly, welcoming staff to the wonderful food and smells and sights and sounds (including GREAT music) you just can't beat... More 

1 Thank Gracey1089
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,382 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We stopped for a couple rolls. Their cinnamon roll was good, the croissant was OK. Nothing special from our perspective. Selection was limited around 9A.

Thank RickMIusa
Overland Park, Kansas
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Another Kansas City Institution, McLain's Bakery has been revered for decades as the go-to place for fine pastries. Originally in the Waldo area of Mid-town KC, they have moved to a larger retail space a couple miles East. Recently, they even opened a second location in Overland Park......McLain's Market ( bakery/ coffee shop/ sandwich shop ). Whenever there is an... More 

1 Thank Kristy F
Kansas City, Missouri
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I have been going to most of my adult life for cookies, pastries, cakes etc and am never disappointed. The new owners are very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that if I go at the last minute before they close they may be sold out of what I want - if so I just get something else delicious.

1 Thank OkobojiChick
Leawood, Kansas
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Was so excited about their return and expansion south in the near future. Let's just say compared to pastries in other cities, they have a long way to go. Selection is poor. Lunch menu ordinary. Ordered a birthday cake and was quoted a price at order time, and charged $10 upgrade fee at pickup time. Upgrade cost should of been... More 

Thank HallMarkers
John L, Owner at McLain’s Bakery, responded to this review

Hallmarkers, sorry to hear that you had less than an amazing experience. Our pastry selection does tend to decrease as the day goes by, as we try not overproduce / waste and sell out by lunch time some days. Our lunch menu includes a wrap, two sandwiches and two salads, and our new location (McLain's Market) will have an expanded... More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I was told we were going McClain's this afternoon while I was in a bad mood, and remembering the last time I was there the place was owned by some cranky guy didn't help my demeanor. However, upon entering the bakery I was greeted by a fun and cute space and cases full of delicious looking pastries and cookies. Even... More 

1 Thank MeS763
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

This bakery in some form has been around for many years, I bought my wedding cake here 35 years ago from the original restaurant I recently visited for a Saturday treat after a long run. They still have the original pastries and some added breakfast items. We tried an egg sandwich and butter roll, they were both delicious . The... More 

Thank Nona61jf
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We love McLains! Wife and I go every Saturday we're in town for coffee and pastries. Fun place, awesome sweets, and very nice staff.

Thank Blaylock08
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Everything about the food was great, we ended up buying a rustic english baguette and challah because our meal was amazing. However, the layout of the place is terrible. There is no waiting service as you have to make the order at the counter and pick it up yourself when called. You can barely hear your name over the noise.... More 

1 Thank Mur_Js
John L, Owner at McLain’s Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your meal and we apologize for the difficulty in terms of layout, space and potential confusion. Saturdays are by far our busiest day, with three times the amount of people through the doors in a compressed amount of time, and we are still working through logistics and layout to provide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $8
American, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64114-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-523-9911
A Kansas City tradition (since 1945), McLain's Bakery has been making the highest quality pastries, cookies, cakes and breads for the past 70 years. Come on in for one of your old favorites, whether it's our famous chocolate cup cookies, a fruit danish, or a coffee cake. Then, take a look around and try something new, maybe a cup of hot Thou Mayest coffee, a cold glass of milk from the local Shatto Milk Company, or a fresh loaf of artisan bread.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?