The 10 Coolest Coffee Shops in Kansas!

Whether you’re looking to have a chat over coffee with a friend or spend hours in a toasty space with a hot drink to do some homework, Kansas has a coffee shop just for you. From the always-inviting Lincoln Perk to the true-to-its-name Classic Bean, Kansas’ offerings are plentiful. Here are our 10 favorite coffee shops in Kansas.

1. Expresso Etc., Russellville, KS

The Expresso Etc., located in downtown Russellville is a unique coffee shop. Offering visitors, a relaxing, inviting atmosphere, with friendly baristas and great coffee. The coffee, frappes and smoothies are excellent and the atmosphere is quaint, sophisticated, comfortable and small town.  The coffee items are made with syrups by Monin, frappe and sauces are Ghirardelli, smoothies and the Chai tea are Big Train. Why? Because the operators know your taste buds know the difference between average ingredients and high-quality flavors.

2. Arrow Coffee Company, Manhattan, KS

The Arrow Coffee Company is dedicated to serving the Manhattan community the tastiest brewed coffees and craft beverages. The menu offers hand-brewed, single-origin coffees, delicious cappuccinos, and seasonal house-made gins and tonics. Come for the coffee, drinks, food and stay for the ongoing events – the Arrow Tasting Club, Trivia, Drinks & Thinks, Coffee, Wine, or Whiskey Tastings and the Open Forum Discussion of Ideas and Thoughts.

3. Spencer Browne’s Coffee House, Liberal, KS

A big city taste, that offers a hometown feel is what visitors experience at Spencer Browne’s Coffee House in Liberal. An oasis for locals wanting more from a cup of coffee, and a welcoming stop for visitors passing through the area. The gracious staff serves coffee, espresso, smoothies, all-day breakfast, bistro and panini sandwiches and wrap, fresh salads and soups. Not forgotten are the visitors who are looking for vegetarian or kid’s items on the menu.

4. Utopia, Coffeyville, KS

Where is the best place to be in Coffeyville, Kansas? It’s Utopia! Once you are in the door of this fun and upbeat coffee shop, a talented barista will serve you gourmet coffees, lattes, teas, or hot chocolate. And if you need something to go with your beverage choice, the bakery side of Utopia will not disappoint, offering a delicious variety of cookies, muffins, biscotti, cupcakes, pies, cakes and other seasonal assortments of novelty baked items.

5. Reverie Roasters Coffee Café, Wichita, KS

The very second you put a cup of coffee from Reverie Rosters Coffee Café to your lips, you begin to sense the time-honored traditions prepared in every perfect cup of coffee. This unique coffee shop and café’s menu lists great coffees and great food, plus offers the coffee connoisseur the sights and sounds of a working coffee roaster house. Coffee lovers can attend a barista class or classes on coffee bean roasting and learn what it takes to get a great cup of coffee, from the farm to the cup.

6. Classic Bean, Topeka, KS

The Classic Bean in Topeka serves unique blends of in-house, roasted coffee from a full coffee bar. Open in 1993 and known as Topeka’s first coffee shop and deli, the extensive coffee menu allows coffee drinkers a taste of espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, breves and frappes plus Americano espressos and Thai coffees. Also served are iced drinks, 45 flavored syrups, decaf coffees and teas, polar ice caps smoothies, green tea lattes, Italian sodas, and Classic Bean specialty drinks. Come for the coffees and stay for the delicious deli food, the local artisan exhibits, and Topeka’s local musical talent.

7. The Lincoln Perk, Hesston, KS

Be sure to stop by the Lincoln Perk to get a taste of the very best coffee in Hesston. The coffee is roaster to-order, guaranteeing a deliciously-fresh cup every single time you buy one. This is an ideal spot to catch up with friends, go out on a date or study for those finals that are coming up. 

8. The Roasterie Café, Leawood, KS

The coffee is aerodynamic, aromatic and chocked-full of flavors at the Roasterie Café in Leawood, Kansas. This spot has been open since November 2010. True coffee connoisseurs will enjoy coffee that is air-roasted to perfect temperatures disclosing superb flavor in each cup of coffee. Pack your bags and plan to stay awhile, enjoying the coffees, the teas, the food, and the perfect atmosphere.

9. Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House, Garden City, KS

A coffee house like no other serving the finest area coffee in Garden City's historic Warren Hotel building. Visitors will enjoy rich coffees, smooth cappuccinos, delicious lattes and host of iced and blended coffees, along with a variety of loose leaf teas—green teas, matcha teas or black teas. If you need something to go along with your beverages, include a cinnamon roll, toasted bagel, muffin, scone, cake, sugar cookie or a brownie. An inviting place, a friendly staff, professional baristas and a great location. Travelers and locals are sure to enjoy the “western Kansas hospitality.”

10. Ane Mae’s Coffee & Sandwich Shop, Independence, KS

Accommodating and friendly, one of the best cups of coffee are found at Ane Mae’s Coffee & Sandwich Shop in Independence. Most folks stop in for a variety of coffee, coffee drinks, breakfast items, and sandwiches, all served to your exact preference. According to patrons, the coffee is delicious and it is a great place to have a hassle-free lunch or breakfast without noise, or pressure to pay your bill and leave.

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