5 Kansas City Coffee Shops to Explore Off the Beaten Path

We took a step off the beaten path to discover 5 Kansas City coffee shops that are a must-try whether you catch them this week or save them for later.

kc-local-week-coffeeHi Hat Coffee

Tucked into a beautiful nook in West Plaza, this quirky little shop serves up some delicious Joe while taking you on an adventure like no other. One part ginger bread and two parts gnome house, this teensie hideaway is the perfect spot to get your caffeine fix while enjoying a good patio, creative space and great people.

5012 State Line Rd, Westwood Hills, KS

kc-local-week-coffee-2The Myriad House

Just a short jog from Hi Hat, you could easily hit Myriad House on a nice single-morning coffee tour. Take a drive through Midtown to discover the Myriad House standing beautifully at the corner of 45th and Bell Streets. Not only will you get your coffee fix, you can explore the amazing vintage shop for antique furniture, decor and so much more. Then take your Joe to-go to explore the rest of the area’s truly awesome antique shops.

4448 Bell St, Kansas City, MO

kc-local-week-coffee-3Downbeat Coffee + Tea

More than the caffeine with wake you up with a quick trip to Downbeat in Volker. Set atop a bright blue house, Downbeat gets your blood pumping with a quick trip up a few stairs to claim your cup. It’s slightly hidden on the building’s west side and requires a little exploration to find the parking entry on the east — but once you’ve discovered the secret combo, you won’t regret your trip, especially if you stop in to catch one of the shop’s live music events.

1200 West 39th Street #2, Kansas City, MO

kc-local-week-coffee-4City Market Coffee House

With a prime spot at the Northwest corner of the City Market square, City Market Coffee House is a favorite addition to a weekend at the Farmer’s Market. Their serve-yourself coffee is perfect for leaving a few bucks to snag your cup on the run. But, if you have the time to spare, their coffee drinks and fresh juices are very much worth the wait. Plus, you simply cannot beat the people watching from the bistro tables parked outside their shop.

305 Main St, Kansas City, MO

kc-local-week-coffee-5Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop

Twisted Sisters is not only great spot to get your coffee fix, it’s also a wonderfully happy place. Sandwiched between some shops on the newly renovated Johnson Drive in Mission, this coffee stop steals the show with an eclectic mix of bright colors, tornados and awesome people. Snag your Joe, smoothie or breakfast and plan to stay and enjoy it for awhile.

5606 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS

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This post by Laura originally appeared on Visit KC.