Happy Gillis Café and Hangout was created with a particular vision in mind—to bring the local community together by providing quality food and a welcoming atmosphere. They back up their vision by only making their food from the highest quality ingredients, meaning that their menu changes seasonally as different fresh ingredients are available. They also obtain as many of their ingredients from local sources as possible, in accordance with their ethos of being part of and serving the local community.
Owners Josh and Abbey moved to the community where they established their restaurant, to be a part of the neighborhood they were serving. Happy Gillis Café and Hangout’s best sandwich can also help bring together friends with different dietary choices and restrictions with their veggie foldover. This vegetarian (though not vegan) dish consists of masala hummus, crispy chickpeas, roasted winter vegetables, seasonal pickles, and arugula on pita. You can order it on its own or with a soup or salad for a little extra. The veggie foldover is one of the best sandwiches in Kansas City.
Aside from their sandwiches, Happy Gillis Café and Hangout has many other options, including salads, soups, fish depending on the season, and traditional breakfast food. Everything is served all day, so no matter what mood you're in or what time it is, you’ll find something delicious. They also offer several beers that change seasonally as well, including IPAs, pale ales, and many others. In fact, every month they host a monthly beer dinner with a new selection every month.
Cover image from @happygillis on Instagram.