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Kansas City's Coffee Beans and Buzz

Updated: May 6

Part 1: Unveiling the Heartbeat of Kansas City Northland Coffee Scene.

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado on the hunt for the perfect pour-over or someone looking for a cozy spot to read a book, to do work, or a quick to go, Kansas City carries it with pride. They are more than just places to grab your daily caffeine fix; they are hubs of creativity, relaxation, and social interaction.

Coffee in a mug with horse design.
I am forever grateful to the barista who made this for me. Apologies, I can't remember your name and the coffeeshop. If you are reading, let me know.

Headrush Roasters in Briarclif - Caffeine Fix and City View Beauty

Upon entering, you are welcomed by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingling with the sound of steaming milk and chatter of customers. They serve the best selection of teas too. As a matter of fact, several Kansas Citian's through Cultural Wanderer, visited the region of Yunnan province in China, and that's where Yunnan teas are from!

If the weather is nice outside, their patio has the best view of downtown Kansas City. Here, time slows down just enough for you to savor your brew.

Another location is in Gladstone, MO

Rochester Coffee & Brewery in Parkville - the Brewers & Roasters Junction

The meeting point of coffee, beer, and train.

Picture a vintage locomotive- a train car that has been repurposed into a charming coffee shop next to a railway line; where a customer like me can sip on espresso and handcrafted ales while listening to the rumble of passing trains, enhancing the illusion of being a passenger. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, a beer enthusiast, or simply a lover of unique experiences, this cafe promises a delightful fusion of flavors and ambiance.

Another location is at the Crossroad on Washington St. KC MO

Novella - A Blend of Books and Brews

The Delightful Marriage of Coffee and Literature at the Library Cafe.

Imagine a place where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the scent of books, where you can lose yourself in a captivating novel while sipping on a perfectly crafted latte. It’s where the worlds of literature and coffee collide to create a haven for book lovers and caffeine enthusiasts alike. They also offer a delightful array of pastries.

Nestled at the entrance of Mid-Continent Public Library in N Greenhills Rd. KC MO

Class Act Coffee Shop - Brewing Change One Cup at a Time.

Where Students Mean Business providing students an immersive hands on experience.

Salute to NKC School District and to NKCSD High Schoolers for helping run the shop in a friendly, efficient, and professional way. Hats off to you all.

Every purchase transaction you make is a contribution to making a positive impact to the families and community.

Prospect Plaza, Gladstone, KC MO

Joelle's Baked With Love - Passion and Affection in every bite and sip.

This cozy bakery that serves coffee is the vision of Joelle, whose passion for baking shines through in every delicious creation. From buttery scones to decadent cakes, each is lovingly made from scratch. As I stepped inside, smelling the sweetness, it was more Joelle's warm smile and her story that drew me in. A cup of freshly brewed coffee, a short conversation beyond hello, and the rest is friendship.

11111 North Oak, KC MO

The Little Store and Cafe - Charm and Community

It is indeed a charming little space for North KC neighborhood and nearby. The walls are adorned with artworks and shelves stocked with handcrafted goods from local artisans.

NKC, MO on Knox St.

Renegade Coffee

A homey coffeeshop, friendly staff, and serving excellent latte. They have rotating featured artists where you can support them by purchasing their pieces.

North Oak, KC MO

Hull House

A feel good environment, spacious and well lit, that I decided to linger for some work and met the son with intellectual disability while mom was giving him work instructions.

Metro North Crossing on Legacy Dr.


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Yerba mate drink on a mug.

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