It’s always fun trying a new restaurant, and especially when it has only recently opened. We recently stopped by Ronni’s Restaurant in Lenexa, Kansas. It was around Noontime on a Saturday, which worked out perfectly for this breakfast & lunch only diner. The restaurant is tucked away in a fairly plain strip mall located at 12812 West 87th Street in Lenexa, Kansas.
The interior has a very open and bright feel, and the wait staff was extremely attentive. This was the case even though there was a non-stop flow of customers. If they can maintain this level of service as they grow, we would expect them to be around for a very long time.
We sometimes find ourselves running a little behind for an early breakfast, so brunch has become one of our weekend rituals. We don’t mind, as it allows the choice between breakfast or lunch or a combination of both. The menu at Ronni’s is chocked full of delicious sounding items, so we found ourselves struggling to make our choices. Crystal finally stopped on the California Fresh, which is a chicken breast sandwich with bacon & avocado. It is served on a Kaiser roll with a dollop of pesto mayo. She loved the mixture of flavors that blended so well in this handheld option.
I was still in morning mode, so I chose to stick with breakfast dishes. The All-American is comprised of two eggs, country style diced potatoes, and toast. For a slight up-charge you can add a side of meat, but I opted for a half order of the Biscuits & Gravy. The regular items were good, but typical of what one would find in most diners. The white toast was sliced thicker than average, which was nice when ordering eggs over medium. For my meal the winner was most certainly the side order. The biscuit was very buttery and light, and the gravy was delicious without being too heavy on pepper or salt. This was one of the best orders I have ever tasted.
As we were preparing to leave, we had an opportunity to speak with staff in a little more depth. I learned that Ronni’s Restaurant is the sister site to the highly popular Kate’s Kitchen, in the Northland. It appears that the owners have taken their recipe for success, and are attempting to repeat it in this new location. We are confident that if they continue their example of great service and food, they should find a more than anxious clientele.