Kansas City's Most Instagramable Coffees

Ashley Deck

If you consider coffee a food group, then you’ll want to partake of your daily allotted serving of caffeine at one of these java-enriched hot spots.


Wanting to become a minimalist, but can’t seem to declutter your house? Try working or relaxing at Monarch. With its white marble tables, sparse floral decor and industrial lighting, you might just feel like you’re in an understated European shop. It takes time to curate a space this gorgeous, and that same attention to detail shines through in Monarch’s effortful, yet classic coffee.

3550 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo., monarchcoffeekc.com



From the ornate art on its walls to the earthy, house-roasted aroma, each detail at Revocup boasts a vibrant Ethiopian flair. This isn’t accidental. Rather, it’s the result of the present, attentive owners, who give this coffeehouse a downright familial vibe. Bonus: The couple believes in giving back to their hometown inspiration, with a portion of each purchase helping to build libraries in Ethiopia.

11030 Quivira Road and 11822 W 135th St., Overland Park, Kan., revocup.com


This Crossroads coffee bar embraces its slogan “take fun seriously.” It serves up both espresso and alcohol in a funky, exposed brick setting. For those looking to enjoy cold brews, herbal teas and more offerings outdoors, the unique, vine-covered patio also makes for a spacious hangout setting.

419 E 18th St., Kansas City, Mo., thoumayest.com


Sink into the couch by the fireplace, let your kids roam in a separate toy area and enjoy a cortado, a pour-over or a host of other drinks. The café also offers bakery and breakfast goodies your grandmother would approve of, like fresh pie every Monday and traditional biscuits and gravy.

226 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kan. thirdspacecoffee.com