Give the gift of KC coffee, chocolate, steaks, or spirits this season. Our KC locally-made gift guide will point you the way great gifts and artisan coffee.
Show you have good taste by giving locally-made KC coffee and gifts that taste good.
1. Kansas City Canning Co I Pickled Bloody Mary Mix I includes sriracha sauce I $16.00
2. Christopher Elbow I 4-piece Sampler I $14.95
3. Rally House Barbecue Sauce Sampler I $34.99
4. Laura Little’s Candies, Fudge Sampler Pack (1b.) I $14.99
5. Nothing Bundt Cakes, bundtinis I a dozen for $22
6. Roasterie Coffee, KC Kingdom Blend I $15.00
7. Tom’s Town Distillery, 3-Product Gift Pack (bourbon, gin, vodka I $55
8. Kansas City Steak Company I two 6 oz. filets and 2 10 oz KC strips I $99
9. WWI Museum Gift Shop I Mo Hotta, The General’s Sauce in Grenades I Benefits veterans I 14.99
Other KC Gift Ideas & Coffee Stops
If you want a locally made gift, you won’t leave Kansas City empty-handed. Just visit one of the three stores listed below, where you’ll be guaranteed locally crafted food, beverage, bean, tee, or unusual gift made in Kansas City. (Just click on the store below for a map, description and full details).
The two bestsellers at Made in Kansas City stores are the socks made by School of Sock ($13 a pair) or the Two States, One City ballcap ($32).
Don’t forget to tour Kansas City bakers, breweries, and distilleries during your visit. Tom’s Town makes for a fun outing and tour.
Need more gift ideas, check out our Midwest Gift Guide.
Where to Order More KC Coffee
Coffee connoisseurs all over KC flock to the Monarch, an iconic subway dotted cafe that’s often described as the Parisian haven in the middle of KC.
But Monarch Cafe doesn’t just look like it stepped out of a Pinterest board – their coffee is also fantastic. In fact, Monarch has its own roasting company, and their signature coffee is a gorgeous lighter roast that is the absolute perfect blend.
A fun fact you might now know is that Monarch’s lower level includes an event space called The Drawing Room – which is perfect for a small event of 36-50 people!
Messenger opened its doors in 2017 and has since become a Kansas City coffee icon. You can visit Messenger on your way to the River Market for more holiday shopping. Messenger is located inside a beautiful red brick building – and one step into Messenger, you’ll notice the artsy, contemporary vibe.
Inside Messenger, you’ll find a roasting space (which houses two San Franciscan drum roasters), a coffee lab, and beautiful rooftop access seating with unhindered views of the KC skyline.
If you love plants and coffee, Cafe Equinox’s green concept of a coffee shop is literally inside a greenhouse. Cafe Equinox has stellar drinks from Thou Mayest Roasterie and delicious local KC pastries. And the fact that you’re literally surrounded by so many thriving plants? Now that’s my idea of heaven.
Cafe Equinox currently has 2 locations, each one nestled in Family Tree Nursery (Overland Park and Shawnee).
THE FILLING STATION
Whether you stop by The Filling Station just for a cup of joe (they serve Messenger coffee beans!), or a heartier meal, there are plenty of goodies to nosh on.
The Filling Station also has a fresh-pressed juice bar, along with delicious breakfast and lunch options! The Midtown location also has a great outdoor patio – which is perfect for the summer!
MADE IN KC TROLLEY CAFE
The Made in KC’s Trolley Cafe is located in the River Market area. So the next time you do your weekend grocery shopping there, why not stop by for a cup or two?
Made in Kansas City Cafes source their coffee beans from over 12 local Kansas City roasters, and their pastries are sourced from local bakeries. Every time you buy a scone, know your purchase goes towards supporting other local businesses like Parisi Brothers Bakery and Coffee.
McLain’s is the real deal for the best treats and coffee in KC. It’s been around 75 years.
While four McLain’s locations are called McLain’s Markets, the one in Waldo is called McLain’s Bakery in honor of the name they started with back in 1945. They were the OG best coffee shop in Kansas City.
Kansas City regulars flock to McClain’s for its “casual-cool” vibes, but more so for their glorious pastries. Check it out and make sure to enjoy all the great KC coffee shops and breakfast venues lining Troost.
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