Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art and cuisine in the heart of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Free timed-entry tickets are required for all museum guests, including those ordering food from Café Sebastienne.
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General Manager: Mickey Priolo

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Join our team! Café Sebastienne is a creative kitchen driven by a community-oriented approach that influences everything...
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Join our team! Café Sebastienne is a creative kitchen driven by a community-oriented approach that influences everything from our kitchen playlists to the ideas, expression, and ingredients in each dish on the ever-evolving menu.

We're currently hiring servers and a cafe & special events manager. Find more information and apply at kemperart.org/employment.

Join our team! Café Sebastienne is a creative kitchen driven by a community-oriented approach that influences everything from our kitchen playlists to the ideas, expression, and ingredients in each dish on the ever-evolving menu.

We're currently hiring servers and a cafe & special events manager. Find more information and apply at kemperart.org/employment.

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This week’s omelet has mustard greens, caviar, lemon, chili oil, and caviar and comes with the best breakfast potatoes 🍳

PB&J French toast with the creamiest peanut butter ice cream is back on the menu this weekend. Check out the rest of thi...
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PB&J French toast with the creamiest peanut butter ice cream is back on the menu this weekend.

Check out the rest of this weekend's menu in stories, and we'll see you for brunch.

PB&J French toast with the creamiest peanut butter ice cream is back on the menu this weekend.

Check out the rest of this weekend's menu in stories, and we'll see you for brunch.

Cheers to a sunny Saturday! Will we see you for brunch this weekend?
03/06/2021

Cheers to a sunny Saturday! Will we see you for brunch this weekend?

Cheers to a sunny Saturday! Will we see you for brunch this weekend?

🍳 This weekend: rabbit hash with white sweet potato, kuri squash, fennel, onion, garlic, chive, salsa macha, and cara ca...
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🍳 This weekend: rabbit hash with white sweet potato, kuri squash, fennel, onion, garlic, chive, salsa macha, and cara cara orange juice. We're open for curbside pick-up, carry out, and limited seating in the Courtyard. More info and the rest of the menu can be found at kemperart.org/cafe.

Local ingredients come from Barham Cattle Company & Family Farm.

🍳 This weekend: rabbit hash with white sweet potato, kuri squash, fennel, onion, garlic, chive, salsa macha, and cara cara orange juice. We're open for curbside pick-up, carry out, and limited seating in the Courtyard. More info and the rest of the menu can be found at kemperart.org/cafe.

Local ingredients come from Barham Cattle Company & Family Farm.

Food critic Kelsey Cipolla published her top plates from the past year in last month’s issue of In Kansas City Magazine ...
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20 of KC's Best Dishes - In Kansas City

Food critic Kelsey Cipolla published her top plates from the past year in last month’s issue of In Kansas City Magazine ––and listed Café Sebastienne with top honors saying: “The only thing that feels more decadent than eating brunch surrounded by works of art from Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection is this French toast…”

Check out all the remarkable dishes featured here:

https://www.inkansascity.com/eat-drink/restaurants/20-of-kcs-best-dishes/

From the latest and greatest to old favorites, food critic Kelsey Cipolla breaks down her top plates from the past year. French Toast Café Sebastienne The only thing that feels more decadent than eating brunch surrounded by works from Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection is this French ...

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The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has stated that reports indicate the next package will include assistance for businesses and healthcare efforts, but not SNAP — we stand with KC Healthy Kids and other allies to insist that individuals and families who desperately need relief get immediate assistance, too.

Contact your Senators and Representatives (call, email, tag on social media; find the right information for you at contactingcongress.org) and urge them to include SNAP in the next COVID-19 package. #endhungernow

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Buy a shirt, support a KC hospitality worker.

Such a simple idea, launched by Kansas City creatives Anna Petrow and Frank Norton as a campaign of solidarity and support. They write, "Our local, independent restaurants are closing their dining rooms to help protect Kansas Citians. Now you can help protect them. 100% of the net proceeds from KC Runs on Hospitality shirt sales will go directly back our locally-owned restaurants to distribute to their employees. Thank you for your support!”

We will get through this together, Kansas City!

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Buy a shirt, support a KC hospitality worker.Our local, independent restaurants are closing their dining rooms to help protect Kansas Citians. Now you can help protect them. 100% of the net proceeds from KC Runs on Hospitality shirt sales will go directly back our locally-owned restaurants to distri...

Thanks to our friends at Made in KC for sharing more about what you can do to help get masks to the brave people in the ...
03/27/2020

Thanks to our friends at Made in KC for sharing more about what you can do to help get masks to the brave people in the health care field. Keep supporting each other KC and keep practicing social distancing!! ❤️the Café Sebastienne squad!

"We've teamed up, because we're stronger together. Made in KC and @sandlotgoods have now joined forces with @RightfulySewn for the distribution of our face masks. Check out the latest list of area hospitals to see where these masks may end up. Please consider donating to support our healthcare providers. They’re our first line of defense!"

The Café Sebastienne squad will keep sharing ways to help your local restaurants and farmers, responsibly. Open Belly Po...
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Thanks to our friends from the Open Belly Podcast for teaming up with us and our restaurant initiative #orderkc. Now you can find the curbsidekc.com list of open restaurants on oderkc.com

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03/23/2020

UPDATE: With the announcement of Kansas City's month-long Stay-at-Home order, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) will remain closed through Friday, April 24. This date may be revised by government authorities, so please continue to watch this space for further information.

We look forward to welcoming you to back to Café Sebastienne soon!

Please go see our friends at The Rieger and support their cause. They are feeding people who need it right now. Support ...
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Please go see our friends at The Rieger and support their cause. They are feeding people who need it right now. Support them by getting to go food or by donating. Check out their Instagram page for more info. These are beautiful humans who genuinely care about their fellow service industry people, their community and Kansas City. ❤️ the Café Sebastienne squad!

Please donate if you can. These donations will go directly to our hourly staff who will be working to feed our community through these hard times. Thank you for your support.

We can't wait to reopen and begin serving this classic dish again! Please keep an eye on our website (kemperart.org/cafe...
03/16/2020

We can't wait to reopen and begin serving this classic dish again! Please keep an eye on our website (kemperart.org/cafe) for updates and we look forward to serving you soon. Stay healthy, Kansas City!

It's officially Rueben Season! Here are a few of our favorites in KC right now, all served on FTM rye. (Sammies by our friends at Cafe Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Wiener Wagon / Derr's Artisan Sausage, Dempsey's, and Boulevard Brewing Company.)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, March 14, to su...
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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, March 14, to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, all public programs and activities through Friday, April 3, are canceled or rescheduled. Please visit kemperart.org for more information.

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Check out upcoming dates at: kemperart.org/artist-dinner-series

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Stop in on Sunday, and enjoy 20% off all specialty cocktails in honor of the big game! Brunch service is from 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and it's the final day to explore "Hew Locke: Here's the Thing" before it closes!

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01/17/2020

Severe weather notice: Café Sebastienne will be closed today, Friday, January 17, due to inclement weather. (UPDATE) Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will remained closed as well. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Thank you The Buffalo Seed Company!

Support local chefs and others who truly support local farmers from seed to plate and beyond to further propel the local seed to table movement taking place in Greater Kansas City!

Chef Rachel Rinas (Rachel Rinas); Karbón
Chef Joe West (Joe West); The Savoy at 21C
Chef Craig Howard (Craig Howard); Howards KC
Chef Howard Hanna; The Rieger and Ça Va
Chef Vaughn Good (Vaughn Good); Fox and Pearl
Chef Rick Mullins (Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Café Sebastienne
Chef Chrissy Nucum (KC Pinoy); KC PInoy
Chef Bradley Gilmore (Bradley Gilmore); Ignite Wood Fire Grill
Merc Coop (The Merc Co+op)

Thank you all for what you do!

01/11/2020

Severe Weather Closure: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Café Sebastienne, and Kemper East are closed today, Saturday, January 11, due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Get your tickets now to the 2020 Artist Dinner Series!

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We've got a sneak peek at the upcoming festivities and the intimate, epicurean meals designed around art. Read on!

Café Sebastienne will be closed Thursday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday, but ready to serve you for lunch on...
11/26/2019

Café Sebastienne will be closed Thursday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday, but ready to serve you for lunch on Friday (11a-2:30p), or for a remarkable brunch on Saturday or Sunday (10a-2:30p). Come on over!

Just a quick note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Café Sebastienne will be closed on Thursday, November 28, in celebration of Thanksgiving.

But plan to stop by to explore "Hew Locke: Here's the Thing" and the other exhibitions on view (free parking, free admission, always!) during normal hours on Friday (10a-9p), Saturday or Sunday (10a-4p).

We'd love to have you join us! Open weekdays for lunch, Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
11/15/2019

We'd love to have you join us! Open weekdays for lunch, Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is the perfect spot for lunch this holiday season! Whether you’re meeting up with friends, hosting that special someone or celebrating the end of the year with your team – there’s something for everyone. The locally-sourced, fresh menu features dishes like the walleye with fingerling potatoes, oyster mushrooms, kale, asparagus and aioli. kemperart.org/lunch-menu

We're hiring! Reporting to Executive Chef Rick Mullins, the Line Cook is an experienced professional, with a minimum of ...
10/30/2019
Employment | Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

We're hiring! Reporting to Executive Chef Rick Mullins, the Line Cook is an experienced professional, with a minimum of 2 years experience in fresh, seasonal American food in a full service restaurant; available to work a combination of days, nights, and weekends; who can work well in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

Visit our website for all the details...

https://www.kemperart.org/employment

The following positions are currently open and receiving applicant materials. To apply for any position, please follow the directions within the specific posting below.

Did you know? When Yang Liwei, China’s first astronaut to enter space, blasted off in 2003, what he would be eating was ...
10/09/2019
China Celebrates First Dragon Boat Festival in Space

Did you know? When Yang Liwei, China’s first astronaut to enter space, blasted off in 2003, what he would be eating was national news, including Kung Pao Chicken. A decade later, in 2013, it was *front-page news* that the crew of the Shenzhou 10 would also be bringing this classic dish, and so it was only fitting that Chef Mullins selected it as part of his 2019 #kempergala menu, comprised of dishes countries around the world have sent into space!

Read the article which inspired Café Sebastienne to include Kung Pao Chicken on Saturday's menu:

https://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/chinese-celebrate-first-dragon-boat-festival-in-space/

China’s Shenzhou 10 space capsule launched successfully Tuesday from the edges of the Gobi Desert, carrying three astronauts and some special holiday food for today’s Dragon Boat Festival which commemorates the su***de of a poet and statesman nearly 2,300 years ago.

Go behind-the-scenes with Chef Rick Mullins and artist Angel Otero to hear more about the collaboration which led to las...
09/28/2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Go behind-the-scenes with Chef Rick Mullins and artist Angel Otero to hear more about the collaboration which led to last month's Artist Dinner Series event! Thanks to KCPT's Flatland for this awesome video feature:

"Angel Otero routinely punctuates his sentences with 'it’s dope' and a chuckle. The 38-year-old artist from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is larger than life, but his mixed-media installation 'Diario' at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is even larger. It’s his largest work to date. The commissioned work is the fourth in the museum’s Atrium Project series curated by Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs at the Kemper Museum." ––Vicky Diaz-Camacho, KCPT's Flatland

Menu updates are made to the website each Friday!
09/17/2019

Menu updates are made to the website each Friday!

Treat yourself to this perfect end-of-summer delight – an Asian Plum Spritzer at Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Stop in for a drink or a full meal. Café Sebastienne is open for brunch each Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2:30pm. kemperart.org/brunch-menu

"Rick Mullins started cooking in Kansas City eight years ago and has since worked with Kansas City favorites like Bluest...
09/13/2019
Around Town: Rick Mullins — MIKCexplore

"Rick Mullins started cooking in Kansas City eight years ago and has since worked with Kansas City favorites like Bluestem, Bread & Butter Concepts, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Now he stands as Executive Chef of Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, where he works with his kitchen team to create menus that complement the art and appeal to international crowds. His perfect day in Kansas City involves staying home with his cats and he discovers new restaurants by driving around random neighborhoods. Basically, he’s my hero." --Grace Pritchett, MIKCexplore

https://mikcexplore.com/home/2019/9/12/aroundtown-rick-mullins

Join Food Editor Grace Pritchett as she shares a bite + takes in the wise words of Cafe Sebastienne’s Rick Mullins.

We are proud to use the ingredients, provided by the phenomenal farmers and growers who collaborate with us each week, a...
08/24/2019
The Best Spots for Brunch in Kansas City

We are proud to use the ingredients, provided by the phenomenal farmers and growers who collaborate with us each week, and create a bunch menu that is truly one of the best!

Join us any Saturday or Sunday from 10am-2:30pm, then explore the art and artists of our time here at @KemperMuseum (open both days until 4pm).

Whether booze-soaked or coffee-fueled, brunch is a weekend ritual for many in Kansas City. What’s not to love? It's one of the best ways to kick off the weekend, and

We knew this series was going to be special, but wow...
08/16/2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

We knew this series was going to be special, but wow...

"In the past three decades, Jaramillo not only made a name for herself worldwide but was also integral to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s beginnings. Her work was among those that began Kansas City’s only contemporary museum’s collection, said Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs at the Kemper Museum. Now the artist is back for another first – a dinner series that has artists collaborate with Cafe Sebastienne chef Rick Mullins." -- Vicky Diaz-Camacho, KCPT's Flatland

Read all about Virginia Jaramillo, her work, and the phenomenal meal prepared in her honor:

https://www.flatlandkc.org/arts-culture/kc-kemper-chef-collaborates-artists/

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Take a break from the galleries and enjoy Café Sebastienne's contemporary American cuisine while surrounded by the Museum's Permanent Collection, in either the intimate Café setting or enclosed Courtyard. The artistic cuisine is complemented not only by the aesthetic setting but also the eclectic wine list. An array of hand-selected boutique and single vineyard wines are available to enhance your dining experience.

As a finale to your Kemper Museum experience, or the perfect date spot, Café Sebastienne remains an attractive fixture in Kansas City's Independent Restaurant Scene.


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Sunny windows and feeling thankful. We have just about survived January AND February. Proving it with an ICED americano.