The cafes and coffee shops of Kansas City, Missouri, match the atmosphere of the city in their high quality, creativity, and diverse flavors. Kansas City has many coffee shops perfect for a quick caffeine fix, and many cafes ideal for a leisurely coffee or bagel break with a book. Read on to discover the best coffee shops in Kansas City, Missouri.
Second Best Coffee chose their name to reflect a commitment to improvement in the stride for perfection, a level of excellence that many of Kansas City’s residents would argue they have already attained. Located in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, Second Best Coffee’s wooden walls and bar stools give the coffee shop a calm, natural vibe. Second Best Coffee brews their drinks using ‘clever dippers’ for cups of coffee and the ‘slayer espresso machine’ for espresso shots. Second Best is also known for making their own flavors and syrups for their drinks.
Thou Mayest is a coffee shop and bar with an indie vibe. This coffee shop has craft beers on tap as well as a wide range of different coffee drinks, including cappuccinos, pour overs, espresso, and cold brewed coffee. Thou Mayest also sells their own blends of coffee beans such as their ‘wild child’ coffee, their ‘smooth operator’ coffee, and their ‘alter ego’ espresso blend. In addition to coffee, Thou Mayest has a full bar and serves a variety of cocktails and drinks.
At the Oddly Correct coffee shop on Main Street in Kansas City, coffee is taken very seriously. There is no cream, there is no sugar, and there is no special flavoring, only whole milk and perfectly brewed cups of Joe. Oddly Correct serves all of their coffee drinks with a mug and a beaker on a wooden slate, and the brick walls lining the coffee shop add to the hip vibe. Oddly Correct also has doughnuts in a few flavors available to go with their coffee.
Broadway Café, or ‘B Café’ as the Kansas City locals affectionately refer to it as, serves its cups of coffee and espresso with cute latte art designs in the foam like leaves or hearts. All of the coffee drinks at Broadway Café are made with freshly roasted coffee beans and come in a variety of creative and delicious flavors, such as their banana latte, their Mexican spice cappuccino, and their caramel mocha latte. Broadway Café serves freshly baked pastries to accompany their coffee drinks.
Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse is a cafe that makes all of its coffee drinks and pastries using entirely vegan ingredients, with milk substitutes like hemp milk, cashew milk, homemade coconut milk, and more. Mud Pie serves a full variety of coffees such as drip coffee and a ‘dirty south’ coffee. Mud Pie is better known for their baked goods, however, and bakes delicious, vegan versions of bakery goods like scones, muffins, bagels, cakes, and stuffed pretzels. Mud Pie even bakes their own cupcakes in unique flavors.