Located just 20 minutes southwest of Kansas City, Overland Park is the second most populated city in the Kansas City Metro. Like the unique coffee scene of Kansas City, this community of family-owned businesses has it’s own key players. If you ask any resident where they get the best coffee in Overland Park, it’s one of the established, locally owned and operated coffee shops that give the Overland Park coffee scene it’s unique flair.
Top Five Coffee Shops in Overland Park
No one is as dedicated to the ever-changing and expanding world of coffee in the metro than the hardworking people in the locations on this list, so ranking the top five isn’t easy. Each one of these companies has created a product that stands out in the already unique Overland Park coffee scene; their house brews and expansive menus becoming staples to the city’s residents.
Revocup made it to number one on this list because of its philanthropic values. Located in the Quivira Crossing shopping mall, this location is right in the heart of South Overland Park. This cozy shop has something for everyone- even the non-coffee drinkers. The friendly staff is proud to serve unique creations like the Zebra Mocha, the Choczilla, or their ginger and mango scones. “ Boasting a “Single Origin Coffee”, the owners have found a way to give back to the growers that they exclusively import from.
The Revocup Foundation takes ten cents from every cup sold and $1 from every pound of coffee and puts it right back into the farms that supply them their beans. In a world overcrowded by corporate coffee houses, this mom-and-pop operation is a refreshing cup of Joe.
What you should order: try the signature Zebra Mocha, a ginger and mango scone, any drink with their house-made syrup flavors, or the chai latte with their homemade chai recipe.
This shop is one of the original family-owned coffee shops in the area, and its long history with the community puts it at number 2. Homer’s Coffee House is located in the Historic Downtown Overland Park district. Over the past 15 years, they’ve not only mastered the classics, but they offer a house-made sandwich menu as well. You can also find creations from local artists decorating the walls inside. Homer’s is a staple in the area when locals are looking for a quick lunch, but their live music and public speakers are a featured attraction for tourists as well as the regulars.
You can find local bands from all over the Kansas City metro playing on Friday and Saturday nights, and they never charge a cover at the door!
What you should try: sample the Mexican Mocha, and you can’t go wrong with one of their classic milkshakes.
#3 – Brew Haha Coffeehouse
10332 Mastin St, Overland Park, KS 66212 | Website
Brew Haha Coffeehouse hasn’t even been in the area for a year, yet they’ve already established an important place in the coffee scene of Overland Park. Making them important enough to make it to number 3 on this list. It popped up in the southwest corner of Overland Park. It’s interior is inviting with lots of plush chairs gathered around low coffee tables and provides a relaxing place to visit with friends. It is quaint without being crowded, and high quality without being expensive. The staff is friendly too, and they’re only too happy to provide you with the best that Brew Haha Coffeehouse has to offer.
What you should try: order the rich and bold cold brew, brewed slowly overnight for maximum flavor, or their version of the classic Cafe au Lait
#4 – Pilgrim Coffee Company
12643 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66213 | Website
The overall vibe that you feel walking into Pilgrim Coffee Companyis enough to put it in the top 5. As the name would suggest, the interior of this spacious building pays homage to the history of the state of Kansas in what can only be described as “farmhouse chic” fashion. This place takes pride in perfecting the simple classics. While their menu is wide-ranging, don’t expect any complicated house concoctions. Pilgrim Coffee Company caters to patrons who appreciate the simple pleasures in life. In addition to their drink menu, they offer pastries and food options as well. They even have a gluten-free menu! Find this gem in the Metcalf 127 shopping mall.
What you should get: their Old Fashioned Louisburg Lemonade is for coffee drinkers and non-drinkers alike and is a Kansas staple, or try one of the unique Strawberry Lattes.
#5 – Filling Station Coffee
7420 Johnson Dr. Overland Park, KS 66202 | Website
You can’t talk about amazing coffee stops in Overland Park without mentioning Filling Station Coffee. With locations in the Westport and Midtown neighborhoods in Kansas City, the concept is so popular that it has expanded across state lines- and each one is totally unique. At number 5 on the list, this location of Filling Station coffee is the only one with a drive-thru option. They also have outdoor seating. This is especially convenient considering the building is on the smaller side (it’s built into what was once a gas station) and it is always packed.
The friendly staff can help you navigate their expansive beverage menu as well as a brunch menu. They feature items from their house-made quiche to toasted bagels with lox. This cafe is an experience that’s unique to Overland Park, and you won’t want to skip it.
What you should try: one of the Hazelnut Iced Lattes, the Gibraltar, their signature bold cold brew or The Cadillac breakfast sandwich.