A Guide to Lee’s Summit Coffee Shops
Conveniently located near the intersection of Route 291 and Chipman Road, Post is an aesthetically gifted standout among Lee’s Summit coffee shops, by way of its black and white color scheme, ample wooden furnishings, amazing lighting, and adorable potted plants. Rest assured, the folks behind the counter here take their intimately house-roasted, meticulously brewed coffee as seriously as their flawless interior design.
While a better environment for productivity would be difficult to imagine, aside from optimum functionality, the attention to detail that has gone into designing Post with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions.
Snuggled amidst the gorgeous storefronts lining Main Street, a step through Whistle Stop’s front door reveals art-speckled brick walls, hardwood flooring and ceiling, comfy booths, flowers here and there, and amenities for remote work. The enchanting western decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious seasonal coffee beverages like the Maple Pecan Latte and Peppermint Bark Mocha, along with frappes, fruit smoothies, protein shakes, scrumptious pastries, and mouthwatering breakfast sandwiches.
Situated across the street from a local community college and a stone’s toss from the scenic shores of Longview Lake, Gusto provides patrons a cozy atmosphere underscored by local art, an abundance of seating arrangements, flags, a crackling fireplace, cute little trinkets, and the tantalizing aroma of fresh baked goods. Whether you’d like to sink into an armchair and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, groove to the tunes of a musician, or silently work amidst the accommodating comforts of a reliable neighborhood gathering space, whatever the case may be, Gusto has got you covered.
Nestled down at the end of an unassuming strip mall, Ahadu is a neat and relaxed hangout dappled with warm tones, seating arrangements, and art pieces. They’re known for sourcing fair trade and organic coffee from the world’s premier growing regions, and perfectly roasting the beans to maximize the smoothness and flavor found upon each delicious sip. On a culinary note, they also have sweet and savory crepes!
One of the most adorable little coffee shops in Lee’s Summit, Love can be discovered at the corner of Highway 150 and Ward Road, and should you need a quick and quality pick-me-up, they do have an efficient drive-thru that’ll get you back on the road to your final destination in no time! What the place may lack in size, it certainly makes up for in artisan java, positive energy, stylish decor, an intimate common area where guests can mingle with friends, and a fairly expansive, well-furnished outdoor patio.
MY Play Café offers a clean, imaginative play area for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (children 6 months to 6 years old), as well as a barista-staffed cafe serving gourmet espresso drinks, tea, and boba. The venue is large enough for the kids to run and play, yet intimate enough for adults and caregivers to relax, have a conversation, or catch up on work. Check out their What to Expect page for more details on this exciting new experience for parents in the surrounding community!
A recent addition to the ever-budding index of Lee’s Summit coffee shops, Adventure Cafe has a family-friendly environment with an extensive game library and three private rooms to rent for game nights, book clubs, business meetings, and other gatherings. Gain unlimited access to all of the board games for just $5 per table! The menu includes muffins, pound cake, coffee cake, gluten-free peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, croissants, coffee, and soul-stirring Lavender Chai.
Hand in Glove
A fixture of downtown’s entertaining Strother District – where you can find delicious restaurants or be hidden away in a quiet speakeasy cocktail bar – Hand in Glove serves top-tier coffee drinks by day and quality libations late into the night. The petite yet sophisticated digs showcase exposed brick walls, shelf upon shelf of spirits reaching high to the ceiling, and a white marble countertop flanked by vibrant red barstools.
Considering they operate several coffee shops in the Kansas City metro, and more throughout Missouri, you’ve probably already spotted a Caribou near you, some stores provide guests a reliable work and gathering space with tables to sit down at and stay awhile, while others are grab & go oriented. Along with mochas, lattes, and bubble teas, they’ve got toasted bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and baked treats.
Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for more than 20 years. The menu features an array of specialty espresso beverages, single-origin coffee, fruit smoothies, Red Bull Infusions, Cold Brew, baked-from-scratch pastries, and savory breakfast options ranging from breakfast burritos to hot sandwiches. The Caramelicious is their signature drink, you can’t go wrong with ordering this rich, velvety, caramel treat.
This rapidly blossoming java business started out in 1998 as a single drive-thru coffeehouse in Bellevue, Nebraska clinging to the following principles: find a great location and stay committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service, and a BIG smile. Since those humble beginnings, Scooter’s has grown to over 300 locations in 21 states across the nation!
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