When you reach Kansas City, there is a good chance that the first thing you may find yourself searching for is a delicious cup of coffee.
As you would expect, Kansas City is home to a range of coffee stores, and this can make finding a good cup of coffee fairly tricky.
There are lots of different coffee shops and cafés for you to check out while you are in Kansas City.
But in this guide, we have compiled a list of 15 of the best coffee shops Kansas City has to offer.
So if you find yourself in Kansas City, and are struggling to find a coffee shop for a good cup of coffee or a delicious lunch, you are in the right place. Keep on reading to find out more!
1. Café Corazón
First up, we have Café Corazón. Café Corazón is a family-owned business that started right here in Kansas City.
Like all good coffee shops, Café Corazón sets out to create an entire experience. So, with a warm welcome and delicious coffee, you are guaranteed to enjoy your trip to Café Corazón.
Café Corazón offers a wide range of coffee. They source their coffee from Fairtrade farms in South America and roast the coffee beans right here in KC.
For a warm and authentic experience with good coffee to boot, Café Corazón is the perfect place for you.
Address: 110 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (click for map)
Messenger Coffee Co. sources a lot of its coffee beans from Honduras. Just like Café Corazón, the coffee beans are roasted here in Kansas City.
They look after their suppliers at every stage, and only source products from farmers that look after their workers.
Our favorite thing about Messenger Coffee Co. is that they sell their coffee by the bag.
So, if you love their coffee while you are in the store, you can easily pick up a bag to take back to your home State with you. You won’t be disappointed by this coffee!
Address: 1624 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 (click for map)
The Roasterie Coffee Company in Kansas City, Missouri have been in business for a rather long time, but they have recently gone through a rebrand giving them a nice and refreshing kick to its business.
With the same good coffee but new views and new packaging, there is nothing not to love about the Roasterie.
With seasonal-themed coffees, there is something for everyone at the Roasterie, and there is always a coffee to suit the mood. So be sure to check them out while you are in Kansas City!
Address: 6223 Brookside Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64113 (click for map)
When you visit KC, you will come across two coffee stores with the “Broadway” company name. They are Broadway Cafe and Broadway Roasting Company.
Both of these stores are owned by the same company and they sell some of the best coffee that you will be able to find in Kansas City.
Broadway Cafe is the place to go if you want a cozy cup of coffee and a delicious lunch, whereas Broadway Roasting Company is the place to go if you fancy an evening of drinks with a more upbeat atmosphere.
Both stores are great and you should definitely give their coffee a try while you are in town.
Address: 4106 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111 (click for map)
Another great place to go if you want a great coffee experience is Vested Coffee. Not only do they sell very good coffee, but they also provide an incredible experience with friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere in their store.
Coffee shops are somewhere that you should be able to go to relax and unwind, and Vested Coffee really does achieve that. So what are you waiting for?
Address: 310 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105 (click for map)
This cozy, farm-to-table restaurant is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family.
The menu features seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, as a way of supporting local farmers, and the coffee is roasted in-house.
The menu changes frequently to reflect the availability of fresh ingredients, but you can always expect to find a variety of salads, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts.
You should not miss visiting the cafe to see why they are voted Best Brunch in Kansan City.
Address: 300 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105 (click for map)
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in Kansas City is a vibrant hub of freewheeling renegades committed to shaking up the coffee scene.
Founded in a garage in 2012, it has since grown into a diverse community of entrepreneurs, artists, and activists united by a shared passion for coffee and community.
The coffee roasters source responsibly, ensuring quality over quantity by roasting in small batches, allowing the coffee’s inherent beauty to shine through.
Visitors to their shops can expect a stimulating environment that encourages both relaxation and creative engagement. Their motto, “take fun seriously,” reflects their commitment to ensuring every visitor enjoys their stay and their coffee.
Thou Mayest acquired the coffee shops of Quay Coffee in 2019.
There are lots of different types of coffee on offer at Hi Tides Coffee, and you can even order it for collection via their website. So if you’re feeling a little anti-social, Hi Tides has got you covered.
There’s nothing better than perusing the menu of a restaurant before you visit, and this is rarely something that you can do in a coffee store. But you can do it at Hi Tides, so be sure to call in.
Address: 519 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 (click for map)
Blip Roasters is a little different from some of the other coffee stores we have seen because they combine their love for coffee with their love for motorcycles.
It is a strange combination, but surprisingly, it really works. Life keeps moving at Blip Roasters and it is a fairly fast-paced store, so bear this in mind before you pay them a visit.
Address: 1301 Woodswether Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 (click for map)
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is actually a company with a couple of stores across the USA, so we won’t speak about them for too long.
What we will say is that this coffee store is light and refreshing, and perfect for a morning coffee because it really will put you in an uplifting mood.
Their coffee is delicious and the vibes are next-level, so you know what you need to do.
Address: 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 (click for map)
Not everyone loves coffee, and Goat Hill recognizes that. That is why this coffee store not only specializes in coffee but soda too.
Located in the Westside of Kansas City, Goat Hill is a great place to call in no matter what time of day it is. For a morning coffee or a refreshing glass of soda in the afternoon, this location is the place for you.
Address: 811 W. 17th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64108 (click for map)
12. Crows Coffee
A coffee company with the name “Crows” might not seem that welcoming. But this coffee store is actually one of the most welcoming stores in the whole of KC.
Crows Coffee is a locally owned and run coffee store with three locations across KC. So no matter what side of the city you are staying in, you can call into Crows.
Address: 304 E. 51st Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 (click for map)
The Westport Cafe is a cozy, French-inspired bistro in Kansas City, Missouri.
The ambiance is warm and inviting, with brick walls, exposed beams, and a fireplace.
The menu features classic French dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The wine list is extensive, and the coffee is roasted in-house.
Address: 419 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111 (click for map)
If you want to visit the coffee store that has set the standard for coffee in KC, then you need to make a trip to Revocup during your visit.
Revocup really has set the standard for coffee that is acceptable to serve in KC, so it goes without saying that this coffee is utterly delicious.
Revocup not only serves yummy coffee, but they also care about their workers a lot. They care about humanity and so they only source their coffee from reputable companies with good moral values.
So, you can feel good drinking a coffee from Revocup.
Address: 301 E 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64106 (click for map)
15. Cafe Ca Phe
Finally, let’s wrap this up with Cafe Ca Phe. This coffee store is a little different from the others that we have looked at in this guide, and that is because it is KC’s first Vietnamese coffee shop.
They are open 7am to 8pm every day of the week (except Tuesday), so you have plenty of time to squeeze a trip to Cafe Ca Phe into your Kansas City trip. This coffee is a little different, but we love it!
Address: 916 E 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 (click for map)
In this guide, we have suggested 15 of the best coffee shops Kansas City MO has to offer. There are tons of different coffee shops in KC so have fun trying them out.
So the next time you reach for your phone to search for coffee near me in Kansas City head back to this page instead.
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My name is Dana Dupree and I am an avid coffee lover. Since I began college and realized what a heavy load writing majors took on, I have been a fan of the bean juice.
My job has taken me all over the US on book tours and press conferences, and my favorite part about the trip is exploring the best places to grab my cup of Joe.