Working from "Home"? Best Coffee Shops South of KC


While “Work from Home” is often the title people take on, what most people mean is “Work from Wherever has Wifi”. Sometimes that’s home, sometimes that’s a local coffee shop. Entrepreneurs, Independent Contractors, and Telecommuters often look for places they can call their “office” for the day. Coffee shops and restaurants are popular because one can enjoy the fare while continuing to work. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to sit and work in the southern part of our awesome city.


Mudpie Vegan Bakery - Midtown/Overland Park, KS

With a selection of plant-based milks that is unmatched in the city, Mudpie Vegan Bakery made a name for itself in the Midtown neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. Known for the delicious baked goods, allergen-friendly options, and kids’ play area, this bakery/coffee house is one that welcomes all with cruelty-free deliciousness.


Second Best Coffee - Waldo

“Midwestern Modesty” is their tagline but don’t let it fool you. These local coffee powerhouses are putting out some of the most delicious drinks in Waldo. Their name is a commitment to always improving their craft and they call themselves an “espresso-centric slow bar”. Perfect for anyone needing a quiet place to get some work done.


One More Cup - Waldo/South KC

One More Cup is more than a coffeehouse. Great for those days when you have client work due but still need to eat a light lunch. With a full menu including sandwiches, soups, smoothies, and pastries, you’ll be able to sit and enjoy a bite to eat while you meet your deadlines.


Hattie’s Fine Coffee - Prairie Village, KS

This spot doesn’t get a ton of love! Located in the Corinth Shopping Center in Prairie Village, it’s a hidden gem that many in the neighborhood frequent. It’s a popular working hub so make sure you pop in on an off-hour and snag a seat. With in-house roasted coffee beans, each drink is handcrafted from start to finish.


Crow’s Coffee - South Plaza/Waldo

Crow’s Coffee is the brainchild of a former Insurance Adjuster. Created as a community-based coffee shop, they offer iced and hot coffee drinks, tea, pastries, and snacks. With comfortable seats and a light, airy, and relaxed environment, Crow’s is a great spot to finish up that to do list.


Heirloom Bakery and Hearth - Brookside

Rounding out our list, Heirloom Bakery and Hearth has been an up-and-coming company since 2013. With ingredients that are sourced locally and baked fresh, every single thing you eat at Heirloom will be an experience filled with love. Offering coffee, tea, sandwiches, and salads as well, Heirloom is a perfect place to sit for a while and work (or relax).


Kansas City is a coffee city. We’re also a hub for up-and-comers, startups, and young entrepreneurs. With a city that is just buzzing with activity, it’s no surprise we have some awesome spots to sit and work. With drinks and snacks to fit any taste, grab your laptop and continue to work hard while you treat yourself!