Ozzy Drinking Coffee in Kansas City: Quay Coffee
Quay Coffee, a "destination spot" for many, never fails to impress, thanks to their lofty coffee and pastry standards.
Quay Coffee, pronounced "Key Coffee," is where Ozzie finds himself on his Saturday morning ritual - first into Hong Kong Market, followed by local-produce shopping at the farmers market, then a quick stop for Baklava at Habashi House, with a final round of morning indulgence at Quay. For sporadic customers, Quay has recently become more accessible, thanks to the new Kansas City street car. Upon arrival, you are greeted with large, welcoming windows - and inside you find customers engaging in your usual coffee shop activity. You know, locals wearing wide-brimmed hats sipping rare brews. Although generously sized, Quay retains a novel sense of coziness within the coffee. Quay, however, never seems to lose its charm with it's high quality, seasonally-changing drink specials (say yes to to the iced coffee!) and industrial-meets-neighborhood setting.
Quay's coffee program really represents Midwest roasters unlike any other in town, mixing in "a little Oddly, a little Blueprint and a ridiculous amount of talent" to their coffee repertoire. Their curated selection of coffee never disappoints - not to mention that they consistently maintain a steady stock of pastries, from delectable muffins and donuts to cookies. A bank vault disguised as retail shelving, potentially real animal busts on the wall, and more Apples than Johnny could count has Ozzie certain that this is where "hipsters pray four times a day," and a must-go for anyone willing to set aside their time for a little treat-yo-self.