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19321 E US Highway 40, #L, Independence, MO 64055-5486
+1 816-795-0814
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Kansas City, Missouri
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you appreciate really fresh, perfectly cooked meals served with a smile, you'll like First Watch. Lots of healthy choices on the menu (power wrap is awesome) as is the avocado toast and BLTE sandwich. Favorite server is Todd who makes a point to memorize his customer's names. The only down side to this place is that it's so popular... More 

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Thank heliophil
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the healthy options we have to offer and that you always experience excellent service with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Independence, Missouri
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a healthy option of crepes with fresh fruits. There is a wide variety of healthy and hearty. My friend's gravy on the omelette was fun and yummy.

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Thank Sally K
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Sally! We're happy to hear you enjoy the wide variety our menu has to offer and that you enjoyed your meal with us as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Blue Springs, Missouri
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I go regularly. Very good food and very friendly staff. I wish there was one in Blue Springs.

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Thank Arthur P
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Arthur! We're happy to hear that you and your wife love our restaurant and always have a wonderful experience with us. We can't wait to see you both again soon! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My wife, our baby, and I came in for Saturday breakfast. I've been to this location a handful of times and like every other First Watch the food is good and service too. The renovations they did are nice as well. My Trifecta was tasty with a pecan pancake, eggs over medium, and turkey sausage. My wife's croissant sandwich was... More 

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Thank TacoSteveTime
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our recent renovations and that you love our Trifecta. We can't wait to see you and your wife again soon! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh food traditional & healthy fresh offerings. Staff were very friendly & service was prompt. We enjoyed it.

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Thank Deb T
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Deb! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our healthy menu options and that you experienced friendly service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Kansas City
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is always busy, so I have not eaten here in a couple of years. The menu has been updated to include several healthier choices - all looking very tasty! The service by Stewart, our server, was spot on! I think this place is worth the wait.

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Thank JLCLJC
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the variety of healthy options we have to offer and that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Warrensburg, Missouri
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is the perfect little place to meet a friend for breakfast or brunch. I order the Eggs Benedict every time. It's often crowded, but it's worth it. The food is fresh and the service is fantastic.

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Thank FrannyGlass1976
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Eggs Benedict and that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I eat at First Watch at least once per week. In all the times I have eaten there, I have never had a bad meal. The menu has very healthy choices and they are always willing to accommodate my wishes when it comes to my entree (i.e. leaving off the tomatoes which I cannot stand). The servers are great and... More 

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Thank S E
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage! We're happy to hear that you love our restaurant and all the healthy options we have to offer. It is great to know that you always experience excellent service during your visits as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had not been to First Watch in years, my husband and I went for breakfast. Food was wonderful, I had the farmhouse skillet hash. Even though it was crowded the service was was great. We will definitely be back .

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Thank maddos4
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meals with us and that you experienced awesome service despite the crowd. We can't wait to see you both again soon! More 

Missouri
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was introduced to this restaurant by friends and was delighted. The food was fresh and hot. The selection was wonderful. The only drawback is that they are so good, it's hard to get a table! So, plan ahead and allow wait time before being seated. It's worth it.

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Thank Patricia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19321 E US Highway 40, #L, Independence, MO 64055-5486
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-795-0814
Description
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?