The Classic Cookie – 409 W Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO‎ – (816) 444-1933‎

Nestled among several small shops in Waldo is The Classic Cookie, both a bakery and a relaxed, intimate spot for breakfast or lunch. It’s hard to say what I like most about it, though, because The Classic Cookie scores about equally well on quality, atmosphere, and value. They stick to a small menu that celebrates the kind of food we might otherwise eat quickly at our kitchen tables.

For lunch, the soup choices change daily and always pair well with a number of classic sandwiches. On one visit I chose a BLT on whole wheat and a cup of chicken corn chowder, while my friend had excellent luck with a grilled cheese and chili.
Regardless of the item, we noticed how much care goes into just the presentation. Sandwich fixings artfully protrude from between the warm, fresh whole-grain bread, which itself was so good I sometimes forgot about the bacon in my BLT.

The entire staff seems to truly enjoy working at The Classic Cookie, and despite our arriving amid the lunch crowd one day, service was friendly and prompt. It merits repeating, though, that this is a small venue, so I advise arriving early for lunch. (They obviously have lots of regulars from the surrounding neighborhoods.) The atmosphere has kind of a homey, arts-and-crafts character but without being too kitzschy. Prices are very reasonable.