Blogging from Brookside in Kansas City: March 2014

Second Best Coffee - A New Coffee Cafe in Waldo

How many coffee shops does it take to satisfy our craving for a cup ‘o joe or a creamy latte? Another locally owned coffee cafe opened January 31 called “Second Best Coffee” at 328 W 85th St--in the strip mall with Corner Cafe and Chelly’s. Owners Nathan and Leih Anderson felt other parts of KC are already saturated with many types of coffee shops and decided on Waldo for their location...plus they live nearby.   The space is cozy and comfortable, featuring an exclusive  Slayer Expresso machine to prepare the drinks. They also offer breakfast burritos and Mexican Coke.

 

I asked Nathan what distinguished his shop from others in the area, and he said “Second Best Coffee is an espresso centric cafe that makes every drink to order. We focus on quality, yet value approachability.  As we move forward, we will be offering coffee classes with varying topics from homebrewing to coffee cupping.” His wife Leih added the expresso selections rotate daily, and  Second Best Coffee focuses on bringing out of town  blends to their shop, as they feel local brews are already well represented. Indeed a friend of mine stopped by their shop recently and was surprised to recognize a coffee from Michigan on the menu--where he is from!  A couple of other unique things about Second Best Coffee:  they make their own flavored syrups (including a lavender honey and chocolate) and offer whole and soy milk only, no 2% or skim. Hours are 6:30am-1pm Mon-Fri, and Sat 7:30am-2.  One of my favorite aspects of this shop is the easy parking...you can always find a spot in the large lot!

 

Welcome to Waldo, Second Best Coffee...it’s the locally owned shops and businesses that make this neighborhood unique and special.   Stop by and try a cup soon!






Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

(Brookside/Armour Hills resident, local business supporter, NPR fan, Habitat ReStore volunteer, thankful for the gift of another day!)

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Kansas City Homes

mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com

816 510 1262

www.maryhutchison.org

 

Comment balloon 2 commentsMary Hutchison, SRES, ABR • March 24 2014 02:04PM
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