My roommate is from Denver, and she hadn't been to a lot of my favorite KC spots. We decided one weekend to block off a whole Saturday to explore a few neighborhoods—the first place I took her to was Chez Elle.
Not only are the crepes to-die-for, the coffee is especially good and the restaurant is just fun to visit—due to its classic architectural demeanor. I've actually never been to Paris (it's on my to-do list), but you definitely don't feel as if you're in Kansas or Missouri when dining at Chez Elle. You can enjoy the elegant European atmosphere for an affordable price—a lot less expensive than a plane ticket to Paris, anyway.
I prefer the dessert crepes and would recommend the "Paris," made with banana and Nutella (you can add peanut butter for a dollar). I dream about it at night.
If you're brunching there, get their version of Benedict—the "Tour Eiffel." It is dressed with salmon, capers, caramelized onion, artichokes, cream cheese and creme fraiche. They have several vegetarian options as well.
Don't forget to order some lobster bisque—they tout it as being the best in the city. I wouldn't disagree.