The Classic Cup Cafe




Since 1977, we have delivered a rich experience that has tantalized the taste buds of thousands of satisfied customers. We are known for our great views and our delectable food. Our award winning chefs offer you invigorating cooking, served with fresh local ingredients and our classic recipes to ensure your continued satisfaction. Find out what all of the buzz is about on the Plaza!

Upcoming Special Events

September 20-22 - Plaza Art Fair! Join us for the fun in the restaurant or at our food booth on Central Street! If you are looking to have a private art fair event for your business or friends and family, contact us about renting out our dining room and back patio on Friday or Saturday evenings!

Holiday Season - Our private event spaces are booking fast. Call today to book your holiday event with us either in our main dining room with a view of the Plaza Lights or in the Classic Cellar!

Sunday Wine Club - Call or email to get details about our monthly Sunday Wine Club.


About Our Restaurant

Why should people eat at the Classic Cup? We continue to cook as much local and sustainable agriculture as we possibly can. We try to be inventive with our world based contemporary cuisine -- changing it everyday. Best of all, our energy is good & positive, and it's reflected in the food.

What kind of experience can people expect at the Classic Cup? You'll have a great experience in service, atmosphere, food, and not be concerned with those aspects of your dining experience, enabling you to enjoy the company of your friends. You’ll walk away wanting to come back.

What kind of customers do you have? We have a variety of customers because of our location and we’ve been around so long. The Cup has a lot of people who are interested in the arts and sports. The plaza tends to have people that come from all over the world, and that's reflected at our location.


“Classic Cup offers well-prepared food, extensive wine list in a welcoming atmosphere” - By The Kansas City Star

10 Best Cafes in Kansas City (2016) - By USA Today: 10 Best

Best Kansas City Outdoor Dining (2016) - By Gayot

Top 1% (2016) - By America’s Most Honored

Top 10 Brunch Food in Kansas City (2015-16) - By FourSquare

Best Of Business: Kansas City (2014) - By Ingram

Best Kansas City Restaurants (2014) - By Urban Spoon

Kansas City’s Best (2007-09, 2011-13) - By Kansas City Magazine

Best of Business Kansas City (2010-11, 2013) - By Ingram

Top Destinations In Each State (2013) - By Best of the Midwest

Best Kansas City Restaurants (2013) - By Urban Spoon

Family Favorites (2013) - By Ann Arbor Family Press

Best of Kansas City (2012) - By The Pitch

Kansas City’s Best Winners And Nominees (2012) - By KC Magazine

Circle of Excellence (2010-12) - By Merchant Circle

Best Places To Visit (2011) - By Midwest Magazine

3,000 Top Picks (2000) - By Midwest Living

Best Of Business Kansas City (2006-07) - By Ingram

Best Outdoor Dining (2009) - By This Is KC

Top 10 Restaurants (2003) - By Kansas City Star


Let's Chat.

The mosaic marble floor, hand rubbed cherry wine racks, Straus crystal chandeliers and imported Italian chairs accent a private party room that features it's own kitchen and staff to insure it is ideal for groups from 10 to 75 people for the following types of events:

Breakfast Meetings, Business Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Hors d'oeuvre Parties,  Wine Tastings, Office Parties, Theme Parties, Wine Dinners, Wine Seminars, Cooking Seminars, or create your own unique theme.

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