Broadway Cafe

I only started drinking coffee on a regular basis less than 15 years ago, so my appreciation for coffee, coffee culture and coffee shops is a recent development. As a freelancer, coffee shops (before the pandemic) were regular office spaces for me. I miss hanging out in them. Broadway Cafe has long been one of my favorite places. It’s a place where you can get the best coffee, get help from the great baristas, observe Midtown street life, meet friends, and catch up with random friends who wander in.

It’s an integral third place for many Kansas Citians. It’s not just a neighborhood coffee shop, it’s a destination and space for many networks of Kansas Citians.

Broadway Cafe has been an institution in Westport for many years. Over 30 years! The coffee and the service are top notch. There are plenty of tables inside if you want to set up a laptop or have a chat with friends or family. They have their famous outdoor seating in front, which is usually filled up with people enjoying coffee and people-watching. You can get baked goods and snacks. They had locally made sandwiches before the pandemic, but I’m not sure what they have available these days.

But wait, there’s more! The coffee is provided by the company’s roasterie, which is two blocks away. The Broadway Roasting Company also provides coffee drinks and a space where you can sit and enjoy the coffee. Freshly roasted coffee in bags is available at both locations and online.

Broadway Cafe
4106 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816)531-2432

Broadway Roasting Company
4012 Washington
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816)931-9955

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