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Fall Coffee in Kansas City
With fall in the air, there are many things to be excited about. The Kansas City coffee scene is one you won’t want to miss, especially the gorgeous outdoor patios and selection of fall flavors. From handcrafted pumpkin spice lattes to seasonal treats and pastries, these coffee shops all offer a variety of both seasonal favorites and classic year-round items. Share your visits with us using #kctrips on Instagram and Facebook.
Atchison, KS – The Sunflower Cafe The Sunflower Cafe encompasses all things Kansas. From locally sourced coffees and gifts, to Kansas and Missouri beers, wines, and spirits, our quaint little spot has something for everyone. Try any of our original lattes, homemade pastries or quiches, or indulge in a boozy milkshake or signature cocktail. Tucked away off the bluffs of the Mighty MO, The Sunflower Cafe is home to Atchison residents, college students, and visitors to the town. Its rustic feel and cozy vibes make it the perfect place to gather for a meeting, catch up with friends and family, or host a private party. It's a “Sunflower state of mind” that will allow you to get the full Kansas experience.
115 N 5th St, Atchison, KS 66002 | https://www.thesunfloweratchison.com/
Bonner Springs, KS - Ten & Two Coffee
From the classic java drink in the morning to coffee cocktails in the afternoon. Whatever your delight may be, Ten & Two is the place to hang out. Relax in the lounge area inside the café or enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with tons of yard games to play. The Fuel House Ten & Two Coffee is truly a refreshing experience from a typical coffeehouse.
611 West 2nd Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 | http://tenandtwocoffee.com/
Clay County, MO - DJ’s Express Coffee
DJ’s Express Coffee in Smithville, MO was voted Best Coffee Shop in Missouri 2020 by MissouriMagazines.com. The shop itself is housed within an adorable trailer that has a convenient drive-thru window located on each side! Their menu is super diverse, offering everything from caffeinated beverages and tea to breakfast foods and pastries! Their homemade pop tarts are delicious! 14450 US-169, Smithville, MO 64089
Gardner, KS – Groundhouse Coffee
Patio seating is front and center at both locally owned Groundhouse Coffee locations in Gardner, KS. Whether you’re meeting with a close friend, holding a small staff meeting or enjoying a scratch-made crepe for weekend brunch, there’s outdoor seating for everyone. Social distancing included!
103 South Elm St, Gardner, KS 66030 | http://www.groundhousecoffee.com
Kansas City, MO - Messenger Coffee Featured on Netflix’s Queer Eye, this striking, three-story structure in the trendy Crossroads Arts District is a testament to KC’s café culture—and it’s also home to a world-class bread shop, Ibis Bakery. Pair your house-roasted coffee with breakfast or lunch made with locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients.
1624 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 | www.messengercoffee.co
Kansas City, KS - Splitlog Coffee Shop Enjoy all of your favorite java beverages at Splitlog Coffee Co., Kansas City’s newest coffee shop. Available now are 32oz or 64oz containers of their Cold Brew Coffee – make it a latte with the perfect amount of half and half, or as a Strawberry Hill Latte with whole milk, and Vanilla and Strawberry blended for a creamy, sweet iced coffee to share anywhere!
548 Central Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101 | www.splitlogcoffee.com
Leavenworth, KS – Harbor Lights Coffeehouse & Cafe Discover Harbor Lights Coffeehouse & Café’ in Leavenworth KS. Where friends are family since 1996. This delightful coffeehouse and café has so many delicious choices just waiting for you to enjoy. From Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Maple Bacon Cheesecakes and more along with cinnamon rolls fresh from their oven to your mouth. Don’t forget to order a Love it a-Latte to go with it all. Located in historic downtown Leavenworth.
316 Shawnee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048 | http://www.harborlightscoffeehouse.com/
Lenexa, KS - MAPS - Fresh Roasted Coffee and Handmade Chocolates
MAPS Coffee is serving up some of Kansas City’s most unique coffee and handmade chocolates. Their specialty is small batch beans and roast--in fact, you can even sign up for a guest roasting session! Limited seating and a unique atmosphere, MAPS is a must try in Lenexa. 13440 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215 | https://www.mapscoffee.com/
Olathe, KS - Apogee Coffee & Draft
Apogee Coffee & Draft is Olathe’s newest coffee shop. Offering morning coffees and treats, lunchtime specialty pizzas, and whiskey drinks at night, Apogee has it all. The coffee shop patio is conveniently located adjacent to RoKC Climbing Gym and Moosejaw Clothing. While you’re inside, don’t forget to grab a picture on the Apogee greenery wall and post it using #VisitOlathe for a chance to be featured on www.visitolathe.org.
670 N Central St, Olathe, KS 66061 | https://www.apogeekc.com/
Shawnee, KS - McLain’s Market Shawnee McLain’s Market in downtown Shawnee and the intersection of Johnson & Nieman literally offers it all! If you’re looking for a quick drink and pastry in the morning on your way to work, they have a drive-thru. If you want to breathe in the fresh air while sipping a cappuccino, they have a wonderful patio with a turf playing area for the kiddos. If you’re looking for a full meal, they offer a breakfast and lunch menu that will fill you up. If you even want to have a quick happy hour, stop in and grab a cocktail before they close at 6pm! There are so many options and that’s why McLain’s Market is a perfect option for fall coffee in Shawnee.
5833 Nieman Rd, Shawnee, KS 66203 | https://www.mclainskc.com/
SEPTEMBER 14...KC COFFEE TRIP!!!
Want to explore more in the Kansas City region? Starting on September 14th, the Kansas City Coffee Trip will be available on the Otocast app. Follow us on Facebook for details.