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Corner Cafe Riverside

Restaurant Cafe Breakfast restaurant

One of the Most Reviewed Restaurants in Riverside


4541 NW Gateway Ave, Riverside, MO 64150



(816) 741-2570

Price rating

$$ $$

Rating on Google Maps

4.50 (5.5K reviews)

Open on Google Maps

Working Hours

  • Sunday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Monday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Thursday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Friday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Saturday: 6 AM to 9 PM

Featured Reviews

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  • 5/5 Ashley H. 1 year ago on Google
    That cinnamon roll will bless my taste bud's memory for years to come. And for $5? 🥲 I also chose to have the lighter side breakfast which was really the best portion. Very cute and well kept breakfast nook. But seriously, do not skip out on the cinnamon roll. It's gooey, perfect ratio of brown sugar to cinnamon, buttery, fluffy... 10/10
    6 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Brandy C. 8 months ago on Google
    This was our first time here, but we will definitely be back the next time we’re in the area. We always enjoy trying out new restaurants when we go to different places and this one is definitely the one. Great comfort food. They have lots to choose from on their menu, from breakfast to dinner and desserts, ohh so good! This is a must try if you’re ever in the area. The cafe is cute and the staff is very friendly.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Tahki B. 8 months ago on Google
    I want to country café for the first time at 7:30 this morning. The first thing that I want to get was the cinnamon roll and then I ordered number two the food came out so fast I was excited and surprised. I’ll definitely be coming back my waitress just Jennifer was very friendly and helpful.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Eli C. 8 months ago on Google
    The first time I ever heard of Corner Cafe was when I was about 10 or 12 years of age, but I first ate there a few years ago. The Corner Cafe location in Riverside, Missouri is the original location for the local chain of homestyle comfort food restaurants, and I would like to say that the place has some really good foods. Corner Cafe got is name because there had always been a small restaurant at the “Corner” in Riverside, MO, but before 1983 it had changed names and hands several times. Many of the residents living in Riverside wanted to see a return to the old-style cafe that had existed there years before and was an icon of its time (Reese’s Cafe). Founders Ed and Kathi Rule had never been in the restaurant business before, but the couple had always felt that they knew what good food was all about. Corner Cafe first started on May 15, 1983 starting as a little 40-seat cafe that served breakfast and lunch on weekdays, Monday through Friday, and then on to serving dinner and being on the weekends, and finally expanding Corner Cafe with two more locations with the second location in Liberty, Missouri and the third location in Independence, Missouri. The menu at Corner Cafe features common homestyle and comfort meals such as breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, daily lunch specials, dinner platters, and even bakery treats such as pies, cakes, puddings, and ice cream treats too. One thing that me and my family like to order from Corner Cafe is the Sticky Bun cinnamon roll that is full of pecans and is filled with with gooey, chewy, syrupy, and sweet flavors that go along the crunch of pecans. The last time I went to Corner Cafe was back in late May 2021, and I went their in the morning for breakfast time. The thing I ordered at Corner Cafe was the Classic Egg Platter combo of Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, which was served with two side dishes but one of them was served on a separate plate. I would like to say that every time I visit or order food from Corner Cafe, it is always delicious and the service is always useful and friendly. On the outside of the Corner Cafe restaurants in Riverside and Liberty, there is a windmill, and the Riverside location got its windmill from Kathi Rule’s farm owned by her family. The windmill was moved to Corner Cafe’s Riverside location as symbol of how Corner Cafe first got started after all the years of farming and large summer gardens have provided the appreciation of freshly cooked homestyle comfort food. The Liberty location for Corner Cafe also had a windmill built for its location, and the Liberty location was built in May 2004. However, Corner Cafe’s Independence location does not have windmill, but it has a silo similar to the common silo seen on a farm. The Independence location for Corner Cafe was built in December 2008. If customers are looking for a restaurant that serves homestyle and classic American-style comfort foods inside a old-style cafe building, I would say that Corner Cafe is the place to visit and even order food for takeout or even delivery as well. Corner Cafe has daily specials for cooked meals, and even daily dessert specials from the bakery too.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mark F. 7 months ago on Google
    The Best Old fashion diner/Cafe I Have had the pleasure of visiting If yall are in KC and want to start ur day right! This is the place! PS try the enormously delicious Homemade Cinnamon Roll! I pro.ise you will not be disappointed!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 John H. 1 year ago on Google
    A friend or ours knew we we're going to be in Riverside and she knows we are foodies. She said this is the best place for breakfast. The service was extremely awesome and the decor was fun to check out but the food wasn't anything special. It was ok at best. The scrambled eggs had very little flavor, the biscuits and gravy were sub par and the sausage patty was well done. No need to go back to this restaurant.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Teniel D. 7 months ago on Google
    Spent $40 on a meal and spiced apples for myself and my dad. I love spiced apples and so does my dad and have had them made properly here before. This time they are oily and the liquid has no flavor. I asked to speak to a manager and she told me "honey, takes like apple pie filling to me". Which it actually does not - there is something missing because the liquid for the spiced apples is not usually this runny and oily. It's almost like I got what was left in the bottom of the pot and/or they forgot to thicken it. Needless to say I won't be back because she was very uninterested in what I had to say. No better way to tell me you don't want my business.

  • 5/5 Michael S. 7 months ago on Google
    The cinnamon buns were great. The other food was good, but it's your average diner food. I was very underwhelmed by the grits.


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  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
    • ✓️ Free street parking
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Quick bite
    • ✓️ Comfort food
    • ✓️ Small plates
    • ✓️ Prepared foods
    • ✓️ Healthy options
  • Popular for
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Breakfast
    • ✓️ Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Brunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
    • ✓️ Breakfast
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✓️ Delivery
    • ✓️ Curbside pickup

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