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The 5 best spots to score coffee in Kansas City

The 5 best spots to score coffee in Kansas City
Messenger Coffee. | Photo: Sunny K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 22, 2020.

Looking to sample the best coffee around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top coffee hot spots in Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

Looking to visit the latest popular spots? It's a good time now, since consumer spending at food and beverage shops tends to grow in January in the Kansas City area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of marketing software and small business local advertising solutions. Total affected businesses at Kansas City-area food and beverage shops last year rose by 12% in January over the month before.

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1. Mclain's Bakery

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First on the list is McLain's Bakery. Located at 201 E. Gregory Blvd. in Tower Homes, the bakery, which offers coffee and tea, custom cakes and more, is the highest-rated coffee spot in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 134 reviews on Yelp.

2. Songbird Cafe

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Next up is Songbird Cafe, situated at 1529 Grand Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 50 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score coffee and tea, juices and smoothies and sandwiches has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Messenger Coffee

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Messenger Coffee, located at 1624 Grand Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, 4.5 stars out of 298 reviews.

4. Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse

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Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse, a bakery and vegan spot that offers coffee and tea and more in Volker, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 309 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1615 W. 39th St. to see for yourself.

5. Quay Coffee

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Over in River Market, check out Quay Coffee, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 305 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score coffee and tea and more at 412 Delaware St., Suite B.


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