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Housewife Cafe & Bistro

Housewife Cafe & Bistro features freshly made breads, pastries, desserts, breakfast and lunch, all made from scratch in a uniquely chic environment that makes you feel right at home. Owner Anna Sorge discovered her passion for baking and cooking as a stress reliever. 

“I started cooking seriously at home when I had my fourth child, a NICU baby who cried 12 hours a day, and I started baking as a way to relieve stress,” says Sorge. “I began to get really good and through social media developed a small following. In my career, I have held many jobs—I worked at Dean and Deluca for ten years, spent time in retail management at Nordstrom, Standard Style, and Trader Joe’s, then developed an underground restaurant in Michigan, a cheese and charcuterie board company, and started managing large scale catering and events. My last job was as the general manager of a fine dining restaurant and cafe in Prairie Village. After being told by someone I respect and admire that they couldn't believe a housewife like me could cook better than their executive chef, I knew it was time to open my own place. I had always dreamed of having my own brick and mortar but never had the guts to do it. I figured I wasn't getting any younger and my four children needed to see their mom take a risk and pursue her dreams.” 

If it’s your first time at Housewife, expect a warm welcome when you arrive, an unforgettably delicious snack or meal, and thanked as you leave.  

“We have a small but solid menu with offerings for everyone, including house-made gluten-free multigrain bread. We are focused on the quality of the food and customer experience. We want every customer to feel like they're walking into an extension of our home and we are here to take care of them and serve them some really great food. The almond croissant is the best in the city and our freshly baked brioche cinnamon rolls are the size of a small country. Breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and breakfast burritos fly out the door in the morning. Our avocado toast is unique and completely different from any other avocado toast you've ever had and it's a must try. We are also known for our lunches. We have a sandwich called "The Mayor" named in honor of Grandview's Mayor—it has shaved turkey, provolone, thick cut bacon, pepperoncini, chipotle mayo and apricot mustard toasted to perfection on our house-made focaccia bread and it's our most popular sandwich. We also feature a scratch made soup every day that sells out if you don't come before 2 p.m. My personal favorite is our Lemon Tart. It is sweetened with honey instead of sugar and just a touch of lemon so it's sweet, creamy, with just the right amount of tart and it's served with fresh raspberries. 

Starting this Spring, we will feature bouquets for sale and will have monthly events including Cheese and Charcuterie Classes, Floral Arranging Classes, and cooking and baking classes. 

Housewife also has a fabulous catering menu and can curate a menu for any event. We have boxed lunches and platters of sandwiches, salads, and bowls of soup for corporate clients and also brunch items, cheese boards, grazing tables, and private dinners for parties and specialty events. Visit their website at for more information or follow them on Instagram @housewife.kc

“It means the world to my family that our community supports our cafe, and we are so grateful to be in south Kansas City sharing our passion for great food and customer service. We can't wait to serve you soon.”