City Market Coffee Roaster owner has plans for a restaurant and bar

Nikole Ammer has owned two Kansas City cafes.

But both were preexisting businesses when she took over. Now she gets to do one from the ground up.

Murmuration Eatery & Cocktail Bar (307 Main St.) will be next door to her City Market Coffee Roasters. A late summer or early fall opening is scheduled.

During the week the menu will be geared more toward sit down dining. On the weekend, more for quick-service to-go, such as stuffed doughnut holes, mini waffles on a stick, and “tornado” potatoes (a spiral-cut potato on a stick). 

“We get hit with thousands of people on the weekends. I don’t want people to wait so long,” Ammer says. “But we will still have biscuits and gravy, omelets, avocado toast.” 

Murmuration will have more salads and sandwiches, including the aptly named The Pile – bread stacked with such items as hash browns, an egg, caramelized onions, vegetables. However the customer wants it. 

Other menu items will include mocktails and soup flights in the winter.

Ammar is knocking down part of a 14-foot wall between the two shops.

“Murmuration is a gathering of birds to create a sense of community and safety and everyone works together,” she said. “It happens in the morning and the evening so this extra side of the business is adding a lot more items in the morning and the evening. The reason I own a coffee shop is because I care about community.”

Beignet and then the Daily Kitchen formerly operated in the space.

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