We tried out a new coffee bar down in the Kansas City River Market this morning...Quay Coffee (pronounced "key").
Quality - Forget your “triple non-fat caramel macchiato”, our espresso and single brewed coffee packs more flavor than any sugar filled drink you can buy.
Quay Coffee - While we passed on the pastries (which looked delicious), they did brew the best tasting cup of coffee I think I've ever had. You could actually taste the coffee...and it was an incredible flavor. We tried the Sumatra, and while I navigated the City Market...Mr. Tellulah drank almost the entire thing! I'm also happy that they use A&E cream...even though it's not organic, it doesn't have gums like carrageenan in it. Next week, I'm going in with a vial of my raw cream to add in...the ultimate!
While I have my favorite coffee places that I will continue to frequent...this one is definitely another keeper for it's own, unique reasons. These are the other coffee venues I frequent...
The Filling Station is our neighborhood coffee shop within walking distance. Most of the baristas know you by name (unless they're new ;) and it's a fun, happenin' place to be. This is where I discovered Toddy cold brew...it was the "pot of gold" at the end of my rainbow when moving from the country to the city. As I was working during the day in this house, peeling wallpaper, removing trash, and trying to figure out how in the world I was going to live here...I would go daily to the Filling Station and get iced lattes and sandwiches. I will always have a fond place in my heart for this spot.
Broadway Cafe was the first place I ever had an espresso...let me tell you how surprised I was to be handed this tiny orange cup of black liquid and to learn that I wasn't supposed to sip it?! What a buzz. This was my pre-KCAI hangout spot back in the late 90's.
Who says work and play can't be the same thing?! That's my kind of c-wrench!
All of the photos on this post are from the venues themselves, namely...other folks, not me! My hands are too full of baby gear to properly carry my camera anymore. :)