Your Guide to All of the Kansas City Metro’s Local Coffee Shops

If the hustle and bustle that greets customers at local coffee shops indicates anything, it’s that Kansas Citians have plenty of appreciation for that cup of joe that fuels many of us every morning. 

September 29 just so happens to be National Coffee Day and October 1 is International Coffee Day, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the ultimate guide to local coffee. 

Sure, there’s a national chain, drive-through coffee shop on nearly every corner, but those spots just don’t offer the same cool, indie vibe. Whether you take your coffee black or go for a specialty latte or mocha, there’s a local coffee shop that has whatever you desire nearby. 

We scoured the entire metro. Here’s your guide to the 130+ locally owned coffee shops, so no matter where you venture within the city, you’ll always be able to find a specialty coffee beverage.

KCMO – The Crossroads/Westside/West Bottoms

Café Corazón 110 Southwest Boulevard (Crossroads, Hispanic owned)

Café Ollama 523 Southwest Boulevard (Crossroads, Hispanic owned)

HITIDES Coffee 519 E 18th Street (Crossroads, beachy setting)

Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery 1624 Grand Boulevard (Crossroads, locally roasted beans)

PTs Coffee Roasting 310 Southwest Boulevard (Crossroads, locally roasted beans)

Rochester Brewing and Roasting Company 2129 Washington Street (Crossroads, locally roasted beans and locally brewed beer.)

The Slow Bar 1717 Walnut Street (Crossroads, located in Jones Gallery)

Spokes Café 2460 E Pershing Road (Crown Center, coffee and bike shop in one)

Parisi Coffee 30 W Pershing Road #100 (Union Station, locally roasted beans)

Goat Hill Coffee & Soda 811 W 17th Street (Westside)

The Roasterie Factory 1204 W 27th Street (Westside, locally air-roasted beans, drive-through)

Blip Coffee Roasters 1301 Woodswether Road (West Bottoms, motorcycle themed)

Java Garage 1323 W 13th Street (West Bottoms)


KCMO – Downtown/River Market/Columbus Park

Made In KC Cafe 1114 Baltimore Avenue (Downtown) 

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. 1310 Baltimore Avenue (Downtown,  locally roasted beans)

Revocup 301 E 9th Street (Downtown)

Spokes Café Locations at 1200 Washington Street, Suite B and 929 Walnut Street (Downtown)

Vested Garment District Coffee 310 W 8th Street (Downtown)

City Market Coffee 305 Main Street (River Market)

Made In KC Trolley Cafe 426 Delaware (River Market, located in a stand-alone streetcar)

Opera House 500 Walnut Street (River Market)

Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters 412 Delaware Street B (River Market)

Photo Credit: Travis Young

Cafe Cà Phê 916 E 5th Street (Columbus Park, Vietnamese owned)


KCMO – East Side/Pendleton Heights/North East

Anchor Island Coffee 4101 Troost Avenue (East Side, Latino and LGBT+ owned)
*Closed temporarily to rebuild after vehicle crashed into the building, donate to the GoFundMe here.

Equal Minded Café 4327 Troost Avenue (East Side, Black and woman owned)

Oddly Correct 4141 Troost Avenue (East Side, locally roasts beans)

Vested Beacon Hill Coffee 2501 Troost Avenue (East Side)

Core Coffee & Eatery 546 Olive Street (Pendleton Heights)

PH Coffee 2200 Lexington Avenue (Pendleton Heights)

Eleos Coffee 3401 Independence Avenue (Northeast, locally roasted beans)


KCMO – Midtown and Plaza

Filling Station Midtown 2980 McGee Trafficway (Midtown)

Made in KC Cafe 325 E 31st Street (Midtown)

Monarch Coffee 2550 Broadway Boulevard (Midtown, locally roasted beans)

Mother Earth Coffee Co. 3504 Gillham Road (Midtown, uses fair-trade organic beans)

Whiskers Cat Cafe 3705 Southwest Trafficway (Midtown)
Drop in just for coffee or schedule an appointment to meet the cats—all cats are adoptable.

Broadway Roasting Company/Cafe Locations at 4106 Broadway and 4012 Washington (Westport, locally roasted beans)

Photo by Megan Porras

Café Corazón (Westport, Hispanic-owned)

Filling Station Westport 1010 Westport Road (Westport, drive-through)

Westport Coffeehouse 4010 Pennsylvania Avenue (Westport, black-box theater below the coffeehouse)

Messenger Locations at 318 W 47th Street and 4771 Jefferson Street (Plaza, locally roasted beans)

Thou Mayest Nelson-Atkins 4525 Oak Street (East Plaza)

Crow’s Coffee 304 E 51st Street (South Plaza)


KCMO – South Kansas City

Front Range Coffeehouse 400 E Gregory Boulevard (Western, mountain-themed)

Second Best Coffee Locations at 328 W 85th Street and 9918 B Holmes Road (Coffee brewed by the cup)

Crow’s Coffee Waldo 7440 Washington Street (Bakery attached)

Crow’s Coffee Red Bridge 535 E Red Bridge Road 

Prefix Coffee 3523 E Red Bridge Road

Martin City Coffee 13115 Holmes Road 

The Roasterie 6223 Brookside Boulevard (Brookside, locally air-roasted beans)


Platte and Clay Counties in Missouri

Friendly Bean Coffee 420 Barry Road (Northland)

Headrush Roasters Coffee & Tea Locations at 7108 North Oak Trafficway (Gladstone) and 4115 N Mulberry Drive (Northland, locally roasted beans for both stores)

Post Coffee Co. 312 Armour Road (North Kansas City, locally roasted beans)

Hammerhand Coffee  249 Mill Street (Liberty)

Overflow Coffee House 1005 Middlebrook Drive, Suite E (Liberty)

Papas Coffee Express 124 Forrest Avenue (Liberty, veteran owned)

Sugar Kittens Cafe and Cattery 603 Route 291 (Liberty)
Drop in just for coffee or schedule an appointment to meet the cats—all cats are adoptable.

Excelsior Roasting Company 2300 Vintage Court (Excelsior Springs, woman and veteran owned, locally roasted beans, drive-through)

Parkville Coffee 103 Main Street (Parkville, small-batch coffee roaster)

Ten and Two Coffee 15309 NW Brink Meyer Road (Parkville, coffee and cocktails)

Bee Creek Cafe and Bakery 242 Main Street (Platte City)

Weston Coffee and Roastery 413 Main Street (Weston, coffee roasted in-store)

Cornerstone Coffee 100 S Bridge Street (Smithville)

DJ’s Express Coffee 14450 U.S. Highway N 169 (Smithville)


Cass County, Missouri

Rehope Market & Cafe 808 W Main Street (Greenwood, supports Restoration House of Greater Kansas City)

Brick House Coffee Bar 201 E Wall Street (Harrisonville)

Brew Daddy’s Cafe Locations at 1005 N Commerical Street (Harrisonville) and 2209 MO-7 (Pleasant Hill)

The Lovett Coffeehouse & Eatery 306 S Bynum Road (Lone Jack)

29 Sparrow Lane Coffee & Gifts 213 N Main Street B (Peculiar)

Press Monkey Studio 122 S 1st Street (Pleasant Hill, coffee shop and screen printer making custom apparel)

Missouri Mud Company 1294 W Foxwood Drive (Raymore, coffee shop and Greek deli)


Eastern Jackson County – Independence, Blue Springs, Raytown

Scout Coffee 1400 W Main Street (Blue Springs)

BlendWell Community Café 10725 E U.S. Highway 24 (Independence, launched by Community Services League)

Joy Coffee 14300 E U.S. Highway 40 (Independence, woman owned)

Main Street Coffee House 107 S Main Street (Independence)

Nirvana Coffee Bar and Game Lounge 10707 E Winner Road (Independence, coffee shop with board games, video games, and pool tables)

Rock Island Coffee 6515 Railroad Street (Raytown, inside of Crane Brewery)

Serenity Cafe 6109 Blue Ridge Boulevard (Raytown)


Eastern Jackson County – Lake Lotawana, Lee’s Summit

The Lottie Coffee and Cone 9502 Lake Lotawana Road (Lake Lotawana)

Adventure Cafe 1211 NE Rice Road (Lee’s Summit, gaming themed)

Ahadu Coffee 1531 NW Douglas Street (Lee’s Summit, uses fair-trade organic coffee)

Gusto Coffee Shop 3390 SW Fascination Drive (Lee’s Summit, uses fair-trade organic coffee)

Love Coffee 813 SW Lemans Lane (Lee’s Summit, freshly roasted coffee)

My Play Café 659 SW 2nd Street (Lee’s Summit, has indoor playground for the kids)

Post Coffee Company 200 NE Chipman Road (Lee’s Summit, locally roasted beans)

Whistle Stop Coffee & Mercantile 227 SE Main Street (Lee’s Summit, woman owned)


Eastern Jackson County – Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Oak Grove

Campus Grounds 26911 E U.S. Highway 24 (Buckner, run by Fort Osage School District students) 

Joeshmoes Coffee & Waffles 120 Buckner Tarsney Road (Grain Valley)

Last Exit Coffee 502 Main Street (Grandview)

Prefix Coffee 12905 S U.S. 71 Highway (Grandview)

Brew Co. 507 S Broadway (Oak Grove, serves coffee and beer)


Wyandotte County, Kansas

Meta Coffee Roasting Co. 1639 Southwest Boulevard (Rosedale, locally roasted beans)

Splitlog Coffee Co. 548 Central Avenue (Strawberry Hill, drive-through)

Three Bees Pottery and Coffee Shop 925 Southwest Boulevard (Rosedale)

Kinship Cafe 719 N 6th Street (Strawberry Hill, Black-owned, highlights local Black makers)

Connect Café 756 Armstrong Avenue (Strawberry Hill, part of FosterAdopt Connect’s social-enterprise program)

Grounded Sole Coffeehouse 3417 Strong Avenue (Argentine, run by The Barefoot Mission)
*opens October 10

Ten and Two Coffee 611 W 2nd Street (Bonner Springs, coffee and cocktails)

Third Space Coffee 226 Oak Street (Bonner Springs, woman owned)

Sway Coffee Roasters 2700 W 43rd Avenue (Rosedale, founded by owners of McLain’s Bakery, freshly roasted coffee)

The Windmill 840 South 55th Street (Turner, Hispanic owned)


Johnson County – Leawood, Overland Park, Spring Hill

Bear Necessities 9609 W 87th Street (Overland Park, serves coffee, cocktails, and craft beer)

Mud Pie Bakery & Coffee 7319 W 95th Street (Overland Park, vegan coffee and baked goods)

Outta the Blue Cafe 5291 W 116th Place (Leawood, beach themed)

Revocup Coffee Town Center 5037 W 117th Street (Leawood, freshly roasted beans)

The Roasterie Café 4511 119th Street (Leawood, locally air-roasted beans)

Homer’s Coffee House 7126 W 80th Street (Downtown Overland Park)

Parisi 7261 W 80th Street (Downtown Overland Park, freshly roasted beans)

Brew Haha Coffeehouse 10332 Mastin Street (Overland Park)

Pilgrim Coffee Company 12643 Metcalf Avenue (Overland Park)

Revocup Coffee House South 11822 W 135th Street (Overland Park, freshly roasted beans)

Jinkies! Coffee and Hangout 8350 W 151st Street (South Overland Park, woman owned, 70s themed)

The Bean Coffee & Café 112 S Main Street (Spring Hill, pastries from Scratch Bakery)


Johnson County – Lenexa, Prairie Village, Olathe, Shawnee

Black Dog Coffee House 12815 W 87th Street Parkway (Lenexa, affiliated with Messenger Coffee and Ibis Bakery)

Maps Coffee Roasters & Chocolate 13440 Santa Fe Trail Dr (Lenexa, locally roasted beans)

Mr. D’s Coffee 8750 Penrose Lane (Lenexa Public Market, coffee and donuts)

Revocup Lenexa Coffee Shop 17180 W 87th Street (Lenexa, locally roasted beans)

Hattie’s Fine Coffee 4195 Somerset Drive (Prairie Village, small-batch roaster)

Apogee Coffee & Draft 670 N Central Street (Olathe, inside a climbing gym)

Comic Coffeehouse 1857 S Ridgeview Road (Olathe, pop-culture and comic-book themed)

Pour Coffeehouse 11120 S Lone Elm Road (Olathe)

Sweet Tee’s Coffee Shop 2063 E Santa Fe (Olathe, woman owned)

Café Equinox Shawnee 7036 Nieman Road (Shawnee, nestled in Family Tree Nursery)

Kahwatea Coffee Shop 10962 W 74th Terrace (Shawnee) 


Johnson County – De Soto, Fairway, Mission, Westwood

Cause Coffee 33180 W 83rd Street (De Soto, woman owned, supports local and international nonprofits)

Front Range Coffeehouse 2718 W 53rd Street (Fairway, western and mountain-themed)

Filling Station 7420 Johnson Drive (Mission)

Urban Prairie Coffee 5606 Johnson Drive (Mission)

Hi Hat Coffee 5012 State Line (Westwood Hills)

The Roasterie Woodside 2250 W 47th Place (Westwood, locally air-roasted beans)

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