The Best Coffee Shops in Kansas City for Remote Working (Updated for 2022!)

July 6, 2022 LeasingKC

The Best Coffee Shops in Kansas City for Remote Working

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Sometimes working from home can be a bit of a distraction. One moment you could be working, and the next you get caught up reorganizing your closet. Raise your hand if you’ve been there! Don’t worry, we’ve all done it at some point—we’re only human!

While you may try to do your best away from the office, sometimes a change in scenery can do a little (or a lot of) good. And a tried and true option is, of course, a coffee shop. But before you step into a crowded Starbucks, listening to the barista call out yet another pumpkin spice latte, our team at LeasingKC can offer you something better.

Since we know all things in and around town, we’ve scoped out the best coffee shops in Kansas City to keep your mind focused while enjoying the outdoor beauty of fall. Keep reading to learn more. 

City Market Coffee House 

Nestled in River Market, the City Market Coffee House is a perfect city delight. This shop has provided high-quality beans since 1996, all of which they source through fair trade farms that practice sustainability and ethical practices. So grab your laptop and a cup of brew, and enjoy the cozy environment with exposed brick walls. You can also take a breath of fresh air and sit outside, but don’t be surprised if you smell the aromas of the fantastic surrounding restaurants. 

Not only do they sell coffee, they also have full breakfast, lunch, juice, smoothie, bakery, and milkshake menus. For breakfast, we recommend trying out the vegan burrito made with a chickpea scramble, potatoes, soyrizo, spinach, and salsa. Then for your lunch break, grab an Italian panini filled with ham, salami, and provolone cheese. Of course, if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, there are lunch options available. You can even make the milkshakes vegan! 

Splitlog Coffee

Splitlog Coffee and Drive Thru is a small (but mighty) gem in Kansas City, KS. Founded by two brothers in 2017, Splitlog Coffee strives to bring the best coffee experience and customer service to everyone who walks through the door. You can choose to sit inside and work or you can take a seat on the outside picnic table, enjoying the views of the Strawberry Hill neighborhood. 

Along with your coffee, you can also grab breakfast and lunch. Try out their breakfast burritos, they’re hard to beat!

Post Coffee Company

 Post Coffee Company offers 4 locations in the Kansas City Metro area (Lee’s Summit, North KC, and Westside!). They have something to offer for everyone, even wholesale coffee for businesses. Wherever you get hungry, they have breakfast and lunch options. Or if you don’t have a huge appetite, they even have snack options like protein balls (yep, they’re vegan!) and parfaits. 

Black Dog Coffee House

For those in Kansas, Black Dog Coffee House in Lenexa is definitely a must try for your remote work days. This cozy suburban cafe comes with all your coffee needs, and since it partners with Ibis Bakery next door, you can satisfy your carby cravings too! As they say, a cookie a day keeps the doctor away (…or something like that). 

As you work, try some of the food favorites like the salmon toast or the brioche french toast. Plus, with the array of students, artists, families, and other remote workers coming in and out, you may even make some new friends along the way. 

Vested Coffee

Vested Coffee is a downtown shop you definitely don’t want to walk by without visiting. Since it’s built inside a renovated garment factory, you get a little history and a lot of great drinks. Plus, Vested gives back 10% to the city, so when you sit down, work, and grab a coffee, you’re also helping Kansas City grow. They also have a location in Beacon Hill!

You can try all the traditional coffees along with drinks such as chai lattes and matcha. And if you’re not a dairy drinker, they have multiple milk alternatives—almond, coconut, and oat milk.

Filling Station Coffee

Filling Station Coffee offers 3 unique locations in the metro – Overland Park, Westport, and Midtown! They’re open every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., so you can finish all your work for the day without them shutting off the lights. 

The cafe offers all the usual drinks such as drip coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, and tea. And whenever you feel all coffee’d out, you can try out one of their fresh, live juices filled with nutritious fruits and vegetables such as kale, lemons, apples, and beets. Seriously, the place has all you need, so why leave? Just kidding, you’re going to have to leave at some point. 

Let us help you make Kansas City your home. 

Sometimes when you have to work from home, you simply want to work from home. There’s nothing like settling down in a place all your own. With so many unique coffee shops around Kansas City, an apartment in the area is sure to keep you at the heart of the action. There are a variety of neighborhoods and complexes that could fit anyone’s needs, and we have them all ready for you in one, easy-to-find place.

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