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    Mildred's: Arty Beanery in the Crossroads

    by yooperprof Updated Jan 13, 2013

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    Crossroads meeting-place

    Mildred's Coffeeshop was something of a pioneer in the Crossroads district. Light and airy, the coffeeshop provides a good spot to check out in between galleries or shopping. People watching is quite good, and the coffee is not bad either!

    They close at 4 pm, though. And they aren't open on Sundays.

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    Mud Pie: Caffeine in Westport

    by yooperprof Updated Jan 13, 2013

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    westport blend?

    Good cappaccino here - the baristas have the touch. The space was formerly the Crave Cafe, and the interior is still "college student hang out chic" - which I like. "Mud Pie" is an all Vegan bakery, and they are also very gluten conscious. It's nice to hang out here at if you are waiting to meet someone in the 39th Street restaurant corridor. There's one of those Seattle-based coffee chain places two doors down. But you know better, don't you? Locally owned and managed businesses are what it's all about.

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    Gillis Opera House Coffee Emporium: Fresh brew in the River Market

    by yooperprof Written Sep 10, 2012

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    Chic setting for an urbane coffee experience, across the street from farmers' market in the old Gillis Opera House, at 500 Walnut. The space makes a transition to a casual eatery in the evening.

    There are actually several complementary businesses sharing the space: Classic Rock Coffee House, the Bake Haus, and the Paleo Grill.

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    The Crossroads Coffee House: A Very Good Local Coffee House

    by RoscoeGregg Written Dec 2, 2010

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    On the edge of the crossroads district there is a very good spot to get a good cup of coffee and take a nice break. Located in a renovated store front. Cross Roads Coffee House. Is clean, friendly, well staffed and comfortable. It is accessible.

    There is plenty of comfortable seating and the light in the morning is very nice. They have free WIFI as a plus!

    Favorite Dish: I generally just have coffee. The do however offer sandwiches for lunch and pastries for a continental breakfast

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    The Roasterie: Good Neighborhood Coffee Shop

    by RoscoeGregg Updated Aug 9, 2009

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    This is a great place to take a load off and enjoy a good cup o' joe. It is located in a nice part of town. Is clean and relaxing . There is seating out side. The staff is friendly and efficent. It's located near a really nice walking path and shopping area.

    They open early and stay open late. Great for an end to an evening walk or morning stroll. They also provide free wireless internet!

    Favorite Dish: They have fair trade and organic coffee.

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    Harvey's House: Ole Time diner in Union Station

    by BruceDunning Updated Mar 23, 2009

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    Welcomes you to the diner
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    The food is good, but not great basic burgers and some other finger foods and lite items. Open for breakfast and lunch only

    Favorite Dish: Nothing sticks out as special. They have basic foods and serve a decent meal. This was closed in 1968, and not reopened until Union Station was in 2001. Hurry because I think unless subsidized with money it may not last.

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    THe Broadway Cafe': Totaly Local

    by RoscoeGregg Written Nov 24, 2008

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    This is a Westport institution. Probably the best trained staff in town. It is localy owned and the staff seems happy and well treated.

    Great place to see what the young alternative types are up to. The bill board has a lot of local music and the like.

    The Coffee is very well prepared and roasted in their own roasting shop. They have a full range of coffee items. Big windows give you a fine veiw, There is a small patio out back. Sit outside and strike up a conversation with a local.

    Favorite Dish: They make a great latte. An iced toddy (cold brewed) coffee is a wonderful hot afternoon treat.

    Their scones are excelent.

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    The Roasterie Cafe: Clover Coffee (and more) in Brookside

    by yooperprof Written Jun 18, 2008

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    java lovers united
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    Gosh, Kansas City has been developing a really good coffee scene! The Roasterie in Brookside is one of the first places in the area to serve the new "Clover" coffee, which employs a process which somehow produces an unprecedentedly finer, smoother cup of Joe. Their baristas are also quite skilled in the full range of espresso drinks. When I was here in May 2008, the outdoor patio was especially popular. Good location - though in the evening parking may be hard to find!

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    Tea Drops: A Spot of Tea

    by sudorandon Written Dec 27, 2005

    Skip the bland coffee and the overprices lattes -- stop by Tea Drops for a simple cup of tea from their excellent selection. Once you finish your cup, they will re-steep the leaves several times, giving you plenty of extra mileage on your purchase.

    Free wireless internet from the Starbucks across the street (don't just vote with your feet to support the local shops, steal resources from the competition at the same time!)

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