Brunch At the Lake of the Ozarks: The Cozy Cafe

Photo credit: TripAdvisor

Photo credit: TripAdvisor

One of the best things about dining at the Lake of the Ozarks is that chain restaurants are few and far between. Instead, you’re going to find lots of home-cooked meals and friendly service.

The Cozy Cafe is a perfect example of hearty food your mom probably used to cook. This is the perfect breakfast or brunch destination at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Cozy serves up breakfast from 6:30am until 2:30. Take your pick of eggs (any way you like them), Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, homestyle omelets, and much more!

As far as lunch goes, they also offer a wide variety, including a deli-style Reuben, patty melt, Philly steak and cheese, and hand-cut rib eyes.

Check out a few of the latest reviews from Trip Advisor:

We have eaten here twice, once in 2011 and this year. Simple menu. Great food. Excellent staff. Good prices. Will eat there next time we visit. Only serves breakfast and lunch. – James H.

Due to other reviews I read on Trip Advisor, I stopped at the Cozy Cafe recently. The reviews are spot on. The food is good and plenty. The place is small, but accommodating of groups. There was a family of 16 who came in while we were there. This is a small place, so you might have to wait for a table during peak hours, but worth it. Their breakfast is really good. The pecan and banana waffle is really sinful! Prices are reasonable. – sj2013

The Cozy Cafe is located at 1018 State Highway Kk, Hwy. 54 & KK, Osage Beach, Missouri.

If you have any questions, feel free to give them a ring at 573-348-3325.


Lake of the Ozarks Shared Rentals

We love the idea of sharing experiences and accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come stay with us and discover the Lake of the Ozark’s main attractions and hidden wonders.

We encourage you to make the Lake your home during your travels. Stay at any one of these absentee owner properties below and take advantage of their space to spare – and share. By staying at these unique guest properties, you’ll experience the culture of the Lake and see new places under the guidance of Sherry Shippee, your vacation rental manager.

We’ll provide you with a friendliness and homey atmosphere that cannot be found in a hotel. Our owners enjoy sharing what they know about their property, the amenities and decorations inside the home and or condo as well as the Lake of the Ozarks in general.

And as an added benefit when renting these unique owner shared guest accommodations, we’ll stock the home/condo with coffee/teas, fruit and muffins for your morning enjoyment. Just remember to activate the special OFFER CODE when completing your online booking, and enter in the code BREAKFAST.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

Select from any of the stunning properties below to take advantage of this great offer!

Blue Gill

Carriage House


Clearwater Bay Condo

Eagles Nest


Jim’s Hideaway

Sunset Cottage

How To: Pancakes for Your Lake of the Ozarks Trip!

Let’s face it.

Vacation is for relaxing! Even though all of our properties have kitchens, equipped with pots, pans, and utensils for cooking, you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

A breakfast favorite that’s so easy to prepare in advance is pancakes. Instead of buying the boxed mix, here’s an easy DIY pancake mix you can make, put in a Ziploc bag, and pack next to your toothbrush.

Before making breakfast for the whole family, you’ll just need to pickup are eggs, buttermilk, and some butter.

Find the full recipe here.

Wait, there’s more. Maple syrup is a classic topping for pancakes. But if you want to wow your family or friends, below are some suggestions to top the pancakes with. Choose 3-5 interesting toppings and let people build their own, perfect pancake.

  • Bananas
  • Nuts (any kind you like!)
  • Whipped cream (a kid’s favorite)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Flaked coconut
  • Fruit preserves
  • Chopped peaches
  • Nutella
  • Honey Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Strawberry Butter
  • Banana and Honey

What’s your favorite topping for pancakes?