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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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Was in Independence Mo for Dr. appt. Needed somewhere close by to grab lunch and came across First Watch on TripAdvisor. It was ranked well, so we thought we'd give it a try. So glad we did!! Good service! AmaZing food and great healthy juices. Serve breakfast lunch and brunch until 2:30pm. only. No dinner. Def. recommend to everyone out... More 

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Thank Joani H
Kansas City
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Looking for a different place for weekend brunch with my daughter I googled and stumbled on this gem. I didn't know what to expect when we went in. It was bustling but seemed very organized. The service was great and the food even better. You get a whole pot of coffee on your table and it is DELICIOUS coffee. The... More 

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Thank GuateMall
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious coffee and the healthy variety of dishes we have to offer on our menu. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was looking for a great place to have a very fresh salad for lunch. This is the place. Not too mention that they service was first rate as well. We met a friend for lunch and it made no difference to the server that we were there for an hour and a half. The pecan dijon salad is to... More 

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Thank Loveatvz
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad to hear that you love our Pecan Dijon salad and that the service was excellent as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is by far the best breakfast place in the area and there are quite a few. The menu has many choices and many are very unique. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you want excellent breakfast food in a nice clean atmosphere, this is it!

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Thank tdavid60
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the wide variety our menu has to offer and that the staff is always friendly. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Independence, Missouri
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Have heard great things about First Watch. Finally had time to try it. Everything was so delicious & fresh! And the waiter, Todd made the visit extra special. I've never had such an accommodating waiter! (We had one in our group w/ food allergies) And all done so patiently & w/ a smile. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Stharp48
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks for giving us a try and writing this great review. We hope to see you soon! More 

Wichita, Kansas
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

While staying at a nearby hotel, my husband and I ventured out for breakfast. We tried First Watch and liked it so much we returned the next day! When we walked in, we assumed the restaurant was brand new; however, it has been around for several years but was recently remodeled and is so attractive! Each of our servers was... More 

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Thank KansasTraveler2011
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you!! We're happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed to tasty breakfasts at First Watch while you were in town. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I like to eat breakfast at First Watch at least once a month. How often do you go somewhere and get a hug from your favorite waitress? My husband doesn't even look at the menu. He always orders Trifecta. Honestly everything is good. If you haven't been give it a try, really good food and ask for... More 

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Thank Nikkibill
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

We so appreciate you and your husband! Thanks for all your visits and for taking the time to write this great review. We hope to see you soon! More 

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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
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?