Straddling the border with Kansas on Missouri's western edge, Kansas City is a vibrant city that is renowned for its rich jazz heritage, beautiful fountains, and mouthwatering barbecue. Interesting attractions around the city include the American Jazz Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. After a day of exploring, head to one of these cozy cafés or casual coffee shops for a cup of java. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Barista de Casa Cafe
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Barista de Casa Café is a cozy library café located inside the Woodneath Library Center that offers house-roasted coffee and espresso drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant roasts its coffee daily and serves freshly brewed coffee ranging from standard cappuccinos and espressos to iced coffee and a variety of teas. The little coffee shop has plenty of comfy seating, complimentary wireless, and is the perfect stop for a cup of java after finding some great reads at the library.
8900 N Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157, Phone: 816-651-8436
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The Broadway Café, or ‘B Café’ as its locally known, is a classic destination coffee location that doubles up as a café and roasting company. The Westport icon has been roasting and serving coffee since 1992, offering standard selections such as Americano, espresso, and cappuccinos, as well as specialty sips like caramel mocha lattes, Mexican spice cappuccino, and banana lattes. All coffee drinks are made with freshly roasted coffee beans and served in a variety of delicious flavors, along with freshly baked pastries to accompany their coffee drinks. The café has a retro atmosphere with tiled floors, antique turning fans, and plenty of comfortable seating.
4106 Broadway Boulevard, Old Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111, Phone: 816-531-2432
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3.Crows Coffee Red Bridge
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Located in the Red Bridge Shopping Center, Crows Coffee is a cozy neighborhood coffee shop with locations in Red Bridge, Waldo, and UMKC. Owner KC native Zach Moores has created three spaces with plenty of comfortable seating, complimentary wireless Internet, and a menu of coffee and specialty drinks. The Waldo café houses The Baked Crow bakery and provides breakfast burritos and mouthwatering fresh pastries for all three locations. In addition to serving coffee, espresso drinks, tea, and juices, along with a selection of craft beers and casual wines.
535 E Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131, Phone: 816-820-5842
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Donutology is a casual café that supplies Kansas City with custom-made mini donuts. Donutology uses locally sourced ingredients, including 100% Kansas-grown wheat, to create delicious donuts. Customers can choose from a variety of toppings such as icing and drizzle and create their mouthwatering donuts. The café also serves freshly brewed coffee from Roasterie coffee and Shatto milk, as well as tea and juices.
1009 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone: 816-298-5222
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5.Dream Muscle Coffee
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Owned by strength coach, Timothy Shockley, Jr., Dream Muscle Coffee is a coffee spot that began inside a gym that provided gym-goers with caffeine hits. The coffee spot developed into a brick-and-mortar space in the former Urban Cafe at 41st and Troost Avenue, where Timothy grinds coffee into delectable brews. In addition to serving fantastic coffee, Shockley has plans to develop an innovative menu of home-cooked meals as his commitment to creating a healthier community.
2540 W Pennway St, Kansas City, MO 64108
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6.Coffee Shops in Kansas City, MO: Filling Station Coffee - Westport
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Filling Station Coffee – Westport is a casual coffeehouse with floor-to-ceiling windows and vintage charm and a drive-through for takeaway coffee on the go. Filling Station Coffee has four locations around town - Crown Center, Midtown, Westport, and Overland Park, each of which has its own unique character and ambiance. Filling Station Coffee – Westport serves top-class brews using Messenger Coffee beans and serves delicious, freshly baked pastries from Ibis Bakery. The café also serves a breakfast menu of farm-to-table fare such as smoothie bowls, gourmet sandwiches, and poached eggs.
1010 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone: 816-960-6448
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7.Kansas City Coffee Shops: Headrush Roasters
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Located in the Village at Briarcliff, Headrush Roasters is an independent coffeehouse that serves fresh, house-roasted gourmet coffee that is roasted and brewed on-site. The roastery and café use a variety of beans from coffee-growing countries around the world, such as Bolivia, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, and Sumatra. Espressos are traditionally prepared on an Italian made La Marzocco espresso machine and served in different forms ranging from Chemex to Clever. Headrush Roasters also provides an unparalleled tea experience with a selection of 40 plus premium loose teas, as well as matcha, bubble tea, and real fruit smoothies.
1638, 4115 N Mulberry Dr. Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64116, Phone: 816-888-4685
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8.Higher Grounds Coffee Shop
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Higher Grounds Coffee Shop is a cozy little spot that is perfect for catching up with friends over a great cup of coffee. Located between the International House of Prayer in KC and their bookshop, the café serves freshly brewed coffee using sustainably-sourced coffee beans from all over the world and roasted locally. The Christian-focused coffee shop helps the community and people in need by providing homes, education, jobs, nutritious food, and clean water.
3523 E Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137, Phone: 816-763-6220
9.LaMar's Donuts and Coffee
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LaMar's Donuts and Coffee is a family-friendly chain that specializes in artisan and gourmet handmade donuts and specialty handcrafted coffee beverages. Founded in Kansas City, the chain has 26 shops in five states, all of which serve over 100 varieties of donuts that are freshly made by hand every day, including cake donuts, Ray's Original Glazed Donuts, and donut holes. Signature donuts include old-fashioned sour cream donuts, Bizmarks, and LaMar's Bars, and are accompanied by locally-roasted coffee drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes, espresso-based beverages, and iced espresso-based beverage.
3395 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone: 816-561-7176
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10.Mana Bar: Exotic Beverage Lounge
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Mana Bar: Exotic Beverage Lounge is a locally-owned bar that specializes in exotic beverages, artisan-grade teas, freshly brewed coffee and espresso drinks, Kava Kava, and high-quality Kratom foliage and extracts. Mana Bar offers over 40 different artisan-grade teas sourced from certified organic farms across the world and specializes in Kava Kava, an indigenous root that grows in Hawaii and the South Pacific Islands. The café uses traditional techniques to prepare organic kava in-house, as well as make the fermented and health-friendly tea known as kombucha from scratch. Other exotic drinks available at the café include Kratom, a tea made with the leaves of the indigenous tree from Indonesia and Thailand for pain relief.
1412 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone: 816-531-6262
11.Martin City Coffeehouse
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Martin City Coffeehouse is a modern café on Holmes Road that serves traditional European-style coffee drinks ranging from cappuccinos and espressos to lattes, along with South American treats. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; the family-friendly café focuses on serving great coffee and delicious food prepared using the highest quality and freshest locally sourced ingredients. The coffeehouse has a spacious indoor dining area and a drive-through service for takeaway services and is open seven days a week.
13115 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, Phone: 816-535-1055
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12.Messenger Coffee Co. and Ibis Bakery
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Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery is a three-story café that features a coffee shop, a roasting facility, and a bakery serving freshly baked pastries, bread, and other made-from-scratch goodies. The beautiful multi-story space has a rooftop deck with panoramic views of Liberty Memorial and Midtown Kansas City, where customers can relax over classic espresso drinks, seasonal house-made specials, and manual brews made with in-house roasted coffee beans. The first floor of the building houses the Ibis Bakery, which serves a full breakfast and lunch menu and makes pastries and bread daily, and the second floor is home to the roastery where ethically sourced beans are freshly roasted every day.
1624 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 913-669-9883
13.Kansas City Coffee Shops: Mildred's Coffeehouse
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Mildred's Coffeehouse is a family-owned and operated café with a laid-back that serves breakfast, lunch, and a wide variety of espresso and specialty coffee drinks. Established over 20 years ago in downtown Overland Park, the local neighborhood café is a popular breakfast and lunch spot, serving freshly made omelets, toasts, health bowls, salads, soups, and sandwiches. The specialty coffee and espresso bar provide a range of hot drinks from standard coffee to seasonal specialties, and the café is renowned for serving the best breakfast sandwiches in the area.
1901 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-471-1155
14.Kansas City Coffee Shops: Monarch Coffee
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Monarch Coffee is a stylish coffee shop with a Parisian-inspired ambiance that serves house-roasted coffee in a sleek space with modern décor, a vintage horseshoe counter, and tiled floors. The café oozes style with dangling golden chandeliers, a custom La Marzocco Linea espresso machine, and floral wallpaper. Monarch Coffee is a roasting facility and a restaurant and serves house-roasted coffee and an impressive tea program, which includes a range of delicious green and black teas by Spirit Tea of Chicago. Signature sips include coffee cocktails like the White Russian, which is made with strong espresso, toasted walnut spice syrup, hickory smoke, and cream.
3550 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
15.Oddly Correct Coffee Bar
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The Oddly Correct Coffee Bar is a casual café on Main Street that serves freshly brewed coffee and sweet donuts in a variety of flavors. The brick-lined café has a stylish interior with exposed brick walls, low tables, front window perches, and cozy nooks in which to relax with a book. The busy neighborhood coffee bar serves a range of lightly roasted, hand-brewed pour-over coffees, classic espresso drinks, and seasonal specialties like bourbon vanilla lattes, along with fresh, made-from-scratch biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, and other baked goodies. The Oddly Correct Coffee Bar hosts DJs spinning tunes on some mornings.
3940 Main Street, Old Westport, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111
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16.Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium
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Located in Kansas City’s historic Gillis Opera House, the Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium is a spacious coffee shop and roastery that serves handmade coffee drinks and deliciously diverse menus for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The modern café has contemporary décor with an espresso bar that serves up house-roasted, freshly brewed coffee and specialty espresso drinks, along with a variety of teas and other hot beverages. The food menu has a range of made-from-scratch light fare such as gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, and mouthwatering pastries, and there are antiques and artworks for sale throughout the store.
500 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106, Phone: 816-888-4858
17.Coffee Shops in Kansas City: Second Best Coffee
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Located in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, Second Best Coffee is a contemporary coffee shop with stylish wooden accents and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Second Best roasts its beans and prepares all the food from scratch using locally sourced ingredients, ranging from breakfast burritos and gourmet sandwiches to freshly baked pastries and other sweet treats. Signature coffees include a juniper blackberry latte and the El Diablo summer special – a coffee kick made with Ethiopia Espresso, mango, lime, red pepper flakes, and sparkling water.
328 West 85th Street, Waldo Homes, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114, Phone: 816-377-0354
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18.Coffee Shops in Kansas City: Spokes
Spokes brings cycling and coffee together in a full-service neighborhood bike shop and casual café. The local hangout combines the passion of cycling with the love of craft fare and coffee, using family recipes to create delicious, made-from-scratch food and house-brewed coffee. The bike café sells bikes, apparel, accessories, and e-bikes, while the restaurant offers artisanal-roasted coffees, espressos, and health smoothies, along with fresh-made breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and freshly baked pastries. Lunch bites include fresh salads, wraps, and gourmet sandwiches, and the bar serves craft beers, wines, and seasonally inspired cocktails.
929 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64105, Phone: 816-925-2453
19.Kansas City, Missouri Coffee Shops: The Roasterie Cafe
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Established in 1993, the Roasterie Café is a locally-owned and operated roastery and coffee shop with several locations across the city. The company uses air-roasting equipment to roast ethically-sourced, single-origin beans from coffee-growing countries around the world, and delivers to coffee shops all over the city. The cafés serve a variety of coffee drinks like Americanos, macchiatos, lattes, and macchiatos, along with blended frozen coffee drinks, and fresh juices, and freshly baked pastries, muffins, and other sweet treats.
1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-931-4000
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20.Kansas City Coffee Shops: The Wild Way
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Tucked down a quiet Crossroads backstreet in a transformed shotgun warehouse, the Wild Way is a cozy café with a living plant wall and a vintage recreational trailer housing a mobile coffee bar. Founders Jon and Christine Clutton have created an eclectic yet inviting spot for great coffee complete with a vintage Jeep stocked with cozy Pendleton blankets for colder weather. The Wild Way is a multi-roaster and café that serves coffee from a variety of different independent coffee roasters around the United States, such as Cat & Cloud in Santa Cruz and Lexington Coffee in Kentucky.
708 E 19th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 913-240-4172
21.Kansas City Coffee Shops: Thee Outpost
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Thee Outpost in the East Crossroads is a new coffee shop opened by owner Bo Nelson, owner of the coffee roasting company, Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters. The 2,000-square-foot coffee shop shares a space with Collective EX and serves Thou Mayest coffees, teas and kombucha along with a selection of pastries, and some gluten-free baked goods. Simply designed and stylishly decorated, the small space has limited seating and a grab-and-go bar and has complimentary wireless Internet.
519 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-897-0505
22.Coffee Shops in Kansas City: Vested Coffee
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Located in the former Scratch Bakery space in the heart of the Garment District in north downtown Kansas City, Vested Coffee is a stylish coffee shop pioneered by a husband and wife duo that serves locally-roasted coffee and light bites. Vested serves beans from Northwest Arkansas roasters, Onyx Coffee Labs, in a variety of ways like Americanos, macchiatos, lattes, and macchiatos, along with blended frozen coffee drinks, teas, and fresh juices. Dedicated to sustainable living, 10% of all proceeds from coffee sales go back into the local community.
310 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
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23.Coffee Shops in Kansas City, Missouri: Westport Coffee House
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Westport Coffee House is a coffee institution with a downstairs theater that serves excellent coffee and food and hosts improv live entertainment on the weekends. Opened in 1996, the community-focused neighborhood café has grown into an artisanal coffee house where people can gather to socialize and enjoy great performances over coffee. The black box theater is located just below the coffeehouse and hosts a variety of performances ranging from comedy shows and theater performances to poetry readings and live music.
4010 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone: 816-756-3222
23 Best Kansas City Coffee Shops
- Barista de Casa Cafe, Photo: Barista de Casa Cafe
- Broadway Cafe, Photo: Broadway Café
- Crows Coffee Red Bridge, Photo: Crows Coffee Red Bridge
- Donutology, Photo: Donutology
- Dream Muscle Coffee, Photo: Dream Muscle Coffee
- Coffee Shops in Kansas City, MO: Filling Station Coffee - Westport, Photo: Filling Station Coffee – Westport
- Kansas City Coffee Shops: Headrush Roasters, Photo: Headrush Roasters
- Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, Photo: Higher Grounds Coffee Shop
- LaMar's Donuts and Coffee, Photo: LaMar's Donuts and Coffee
- Mana Bar: Exotic Beverage Lounge, Photo: Mana Bar: Exotic Beverage Lounge
- Martin City Coffeehouse, Photo: Martin City Coffeehouse
- Messenger Coffee Co. and Ibis Bakery, Photo: Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery
- Kansas City Coffee Shops: Mildred's Coffeehouse, Photo: Mildred's Coffeehouse
- Kansas City Coffee Shops: Monarch Coffee, Photo: Monarch Coffee
- Oddly Correct Coffee Bar, Photo: Grecaud Paul/stock.adobe.com
- Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium, Photo: Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium
- Coffee Shops in Kansas City: Second Best Coffee, Photo: Second Best Coffee
- Coffee Shops in Kansas City: Spokes, Photo: Spokes
- Kansas City, Missouri Coffee Shops: The Roasterie Cafe, Photo: The Roasterie Café
- Kansas City Coffee Shops: The Wild Way, Photo: The Wild Way
- Kansas City Coffee Shops: Thee Outpost, Photo: Thee Outpost
- Coffee Shops in Kansas City: Vested Coffee, Photo: Vested Coffee
- Coffee Shops in Kansas City, Missouri: Westport Coffee House, Photo: Westport Coffee House
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