Coffee Shops on the Plaza in Kansas City

Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.
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Whether you are traveling to Kansas City or have lived here your entire life—everyone enjoys spending at least some of their time shopping, dining, and soaking up the architecture and fountains that make the Country Club Plaza so famous.

However, no trip to the Plaza is ever complete without a little caffeine to rejuvenate the senses after all that walking and shopping—or maybe you just want to take a break and enjoy a latte with a loved one. Whether you are looking to get some java on the go, or prefer to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Plaza, here are some great places to grab some coffee.

Kaldi's Coffee

Kaldi's Coffee has three locations in Kansas—one in the Power and Light District and two in the Country Club Plaza. The St. Louis-based coffee chain offers up some amazing beans (try their seasonal coffees and single-origin roasts), awesome smoothies, and great tea (London Fog Latte is a favorite). While Kaldi's Coffee shops are small, both locations have indoor and outdoor seating.

Classic Cup

While also a restaurant, The Classic Cup is a great sit down coffee option with amazing patios and a European feel. Their beautiful bar is a great place to grab an espresso or cappuccino and take a shopping break.


The coffee giant has a newly revamped location at 302 Nichols Road which has one of the best patios on the Plaza (if you can find a spot). There is also one located in Barnes and Noble (420 W. 47th St.) which has an extensive café with lots of seating.

Panera Bread

Panera has a great assortment of lattes, cappuccinos, teas, and the like if you are looking for a quick coffee option. Get it to go or stay and enjoy their café, 4700 Pennsylvania.

Cupcake Al a Mode

Nothing goes better than cupcakes and coffee in my opinion, so why not stop in and grab both? They are located on Wornall, in the small strip across from Houston’s.

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