Spending time in Morningside? Get to know this Kansas City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a florist to a sushi spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Morningside, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. The Fiddly Fig
Topping the list is florist and floral designer spot The Fiddly Fig. Located at 22 W. 63rd St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp.
The business offers flowers and floral arrangements for any special occasion or "just because." Fiddly Fig exclusives include The Perfect Gift Basket, presented in a locally made wood bowl and including a votive candle, chocolates, Finchberry Artisan soap, decorative matches and a floral linen.
2. Bella Napoli
Next up is deli and Italian spot Bella Napoli, situated at 6229 Brookside Blvd. With four stars out of 197 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
On the restaurant side, you'll find appetizers like arancini and bruschetta. Salads include the Italiana, made with arugula, cipollini onions, artichokes, kalamata olives, shaved parmesan, olive oil and balsamic glaze. As an entree, try the Amatriciana pasta dish, with rigatoni, pancetta, garlic and spicy tomato sauce. Pizzas, calzones and deli sandwiches are also on offer.
3. Red Door Woodfired Grill
Traditional American spot Red Door Woodfired Grill, which offers salads and fish and chips, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 6324 Brookside Plaza, four stars out of 139 reviews. It also has two other locations.
House specialties include Black Magic Salmon, featuring woodfire-grilled wild-caught Norwegian salmon, black magic seasoning, orzo pasta, seasonal veggies and herb garlic butter. If you're more in the mood for meat, there's Big Gary's Meatloaf, with creamy mushroom gravy, sautéed veggies and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Join the Pyromaniacs Club and earn dining rewards.
4. The Roasterie Cafe
The Roasterie Cafe, a coffee roastery, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 158 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6223 Brookside Blvd. to see for yourself.
According to its website, "The Roasterie Café offers an assortment of pastries, bagels and cookies for a sweet snack, and our drink menu offers something for everyone. Our beverages include our favorite Harney and Sons teas, signature blends, espresso and specialty drinks." Merchandise, like apparel, mugs and more is available for sale.
5. Kabuki Sushi
Check out Kabuki Sushi, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and Japanese spot at 333 W. Meyer Blvd., Suite 102.
Yelpers are buzzing about the chirashi and seasoned rice. The business is closed on Monday.