Big Momma’s Bakery Cafe
707 E Bannister Rd, KCMO
Proprietor: Joyce Brown
Cuisine: Delicious made from scratch bakery items, breakfast and lunch sandwiches
Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. , Mon. – Sat.
Opened: At this location since Sept. 2018, plus 5 years in Raytown and 5 years in Crown Center
If you go into Big Momma’s looking for a big momma baking in the kitchen covered in flower and kneading the heck out of some dough, you’ll be disappointed. However, what you won’t be disappointed in is the quality of their fresh baked goods.
Owner Joyce Brown is a petite woman, and you have to wonder how she stays that way with so many delicious goodies around. While she’s small in size, she has a big warm smile and an equally warm personality. One of the things she likes most about being in the restaurant business is getting to know the customers.
The restaurant’s signature item is their cinnamon rolls. In 2004, Joyce and her sister opened their first restaurant in Raytown, with Big Momma’s– her sister’s mother-n-law’s — recipe. Today they sell the rolls in three sizes: mini momma, little momma, and the plate sized big momma. The rolls come with your choice of toppings: vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, or raisin and pecan.
Over the years, they expanded their list of sweets to include lemon bars, brownies, cookies and an assorted variety of pound cakes. A new addition, a sweet potato bar, has become one of their best sellers.
Another big seller are their home made dinner rolls. They sale them by the half dozen or dozen. The orders for their rolls really stack up for the holidays. It’s best to place your roll order in advance.
To supplement their bakery items, Joyce added sandwiches, all served on their homemade bread or rolls. For breakfast they offer breakfast sandwiches on toast, with egg and your choice of meat: sausage, bacon or ham. They also serve sausage on homemade biscuits.
Lunch sandwiches are your choice of meat (beef, ham, turkey or chicken salad), cheese, vegetables and dressing. They also offer homemade soup, served with one of their homemade rolls. While all of their soups are good, the chicken pot pie soup has quite a reputation.