Visiting Waldo Homes, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Kansas City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an espresso place to a snow cone spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Waldo Homes, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Second Best Coffee
Topping the list is coffee and tea spot Second Best Coffee, located at 328 W. 85th St. It's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 136 reviews on Yelp.
Second Best Coffee is described as an espresso slow bar, serving items such as Americano coffee and macchiatos. In the mood for a summer drink? Try the Muppet Love, consisting of blended watermelon and matcha. (See the full menu here).
2. Chelly's Cafe
Mexican spot Chelly's Cafe is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 214 W. 85th St., four stars out of 124 reviews.
Chelly's Cafe serves authentic Mexican favorites. On the menu, you can find lunch and dinner combos with chicken, pork or beef served with rice and beans. Crispy taquitos for appetizers, steak enchiladas for dinner and menu items for vegetarians are also available.
3. Walsh's Corner Cocktail
Walsh's Corner Cocktail, a bar that offers burgers and more, is another neighborhood go-to spot. With four stars out of 43 Yelp reviews, head over to 304 W. 85th St. to see for yourself.
Start your meal with a basket of fries or jalapeno poppers for an appetizer. Burgers and sandwiches are the headliners at Walsh's Corner Cocktail. You have your choice of cheeses (swiss, American, cheddar or pepper jack) for the burgers, or try the grilled cheese sandwich for an all-cheese fix.
4. Mike's Wine and Spirits
Check out Mike's Wine and Spirits, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 18 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score beer, wine and spirits and more at 8447 Wornall Road.
Since 2001, the locally-owned business has offered craft beer, single malt scotch and single-barrel bourbons. For the wine enthusiast, you will find the finer wines here.
5. Tropical Sno Kansas City
Finally, there's Tropical Sno Kansas City, a local favorite with 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews. Stop by 222 W. 85th St. to hit up the ice cream, frozen yogurt and shaved ice spot next time you're in the neighborhood.
Opened seasonally from March through September, the menu offers 40 shaved ice flavors and vanilla soft serve dip cones. Pick three ice flavors for endless recipe combinations. (See full menu here).