Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Wichita

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If you’ve ever been out and about in an unfamiliar part of town wishing you had a hot cup of coffee in your hand, you’ve come to the right place. Here are all our favorite coffee shops in Wichita listed by neighborhood!

Coffee Shops in Downtown/Midtown Wichita

  • Reverie Coffee Roasters
    • Two locations: 2202 E. Douglas Ave.  and in the Advanced Learning Library at 711 W. 2nd St.  
    • A highly-informal reader poll suggests that Reverie is one of Wichita’s most-favored local coffee shops.  Their drinks are as beautiful as they are tasty!
  • Leslie Coffee Co. – 930 W. Douglast, Ste. A 
    • This is a go-to for the WMB Team! Right in the heart of Delano, Leslie Coffee has such a fun modern vibe with the most beautiful teal ceiling and has a small private room in the back. Be sure to look closely for the iconic ICT wallpaper.
    • We recommend: they truly have one of the best lattes in town in our humble opinion (we hear the Lavendar is tasty), and their avocado toast is to die for.
  • Espresso To Go Go – Two locations:  “The One with the Disco Ball” – 102 N. St. Francis and “The One with the Unicorn at the Lux” – 120 E. 1st St. N.
    • Friends of WMB explain that “what makes [Espresso To Go Go] special is that you can order from the board or from your heart. They have lots of specialty drinks that are not written down. Tell them what you are in the mood for and they will custom make a drink just for you. Hot or iced? Sweet or strong or both?”  Recommendations from Wichita residents include, the “Master Shake” (iced), the “Velvet Thunder,” or an Earl Gray tea drink the “Proper Gentleman.”
  • Common Grounds Coffee House – 2812 E. Douglas Ave.
    • Common Grounds Coffee House is geared towards providing an environment of coffee-drinking and fellowship.
  • Scooter’s Coffee – Three midtown locations:  (1) 801 E. Douglas Ave., Suite #110; (2) 311 N. Washington; and (3) 3100 W. McCormick St. (Newman University).
    • Most are familiar with the Midwestern coffee chain and its iconic kiosk-style buildings that are sprinkled throug
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      hout the city.  Scooter’s prides itself on high-quality drinks, speedy service, and friendly staff.

  • R Coffee House – 1144 N. Bitting
    • Although it is in the former “Riverside Perk” location, this is an entirely new business!  It has undergone a complete remodel and is under new ownership and management.  Take your kids to Riverside Park and then grab some joe on the way home!
  • The Vagabond – 614 W. Douglas
    • Coffee shop by day, full-service bar by night.  I think that covers all the food groups!
  • College Hill Creamery  – 3700 E. Douglas (Clifton Square)
    • This place was reopened with new ownership and management earlier this year and considers itself to be “less an ice cream store that sells coffee and more a coffee shop that sells ice cream.”  Check out this Macinaw fudge chunk ice cream on a fresh Belgian waffle, drowned in a double shot of espresso, and you’ll be happy they have both!
  • The Donut Whole – 1720 E. Douglas St.
    • Although the Donut Whole is better known for its donuts, it also features fresh, house-blend coffee and espresso.
  • Starbucks
    • 2166 N. Amidon Ave. (Twin Lakes)

Coffee Shops in East Wichita

  • Il Primo Expresso Cafe – 6422 E. Central Ave.
    • Il Primo is a long-standing east Wichita favorite among coffee drinkers–and they even have a drive-through, which we all know is essential for moms!  You can even take your kiddos in and treat them to a mocha steamer.
  • Scooter’s Coffee – 3123 N. Rock Rd.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – 11310 E. 21st St. N.
    • This is another one that requires little explanation.  It may be known for its donuts, but its coffee is a close second!
  • Starbucks – Need I say more?
    • 8008 E. Central Ave.
    • 7707 E. Central Ave. (Dillon’s)
    • 3000 N. Rock Rd.
    • 3707 N. Woodlawn (Dillon’s)
    • 2244 N. Rock Rd. Ct. (Dillon’s)
    • 10800 E. 21st St. N. (Target)
  • Cocoa Dolce – 2132 N. Rock Rd. (Bradley Fair)
  • LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee – 3130 N. Rock Rd.
    • LaMar’s is a Kansas City-based chain with 3 locations on the east, west, and south sides of Wichita.  Although it is first and foremost a donut shop, their beverage menu should not be overlooked if you are on the hunt for a caffeine fix.

Coffee Shops in West Wichita

  • Kookaburra Coffee – 9414 W Central 
    • Kookaburra boasts a gorgeous interior and a quick drive-through for moms on the go! Tasty menu items for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack
  • Ecclesia Coffee – 7130 W. Maple, Suite 280 (near Maple and Ridge).
    • Ecclesia features hot and cold espresso selections, teas, smoothies, and pastries (including some gluten-free and egg-free options!).  They also host live music and other events.
  • The Bean Scene – Two locations (1) 8606 W. 13th St. N., Suite 120; and (2) “The Bean Scene II” at 4935 W. Central Ave, Suite 110.
  • Paradise Donuts & Coffeehouse – 10607 W. Maple St.
    • If you want to try Reverie’s beans but are on the west side, Paradise features coffee and espresso made with Reverie beans!  {The donut/ice cream treat featured on Paradise’s Facebook page looks ah-mazing.}
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – 333 S. West St.
  • LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee – 10051 W. 21st St. N
  • Scooter’s Coffee – Three west-side locations: (1) 7399 W. Central Ave. (Central Heights Shopping Mall); (2) 13335 W. Maple St.; and (3) 3480 N. Ridge Rd.
  • Starbucks
    • 2241 N. Maize Rd., A-1 (New Market Square)
    • 2727 N. Maize Rd. (Target)
    • 583 S. West
    • 7575 W. Maple St.
    • 10515 W. Central Ave.
    • 8971 W. Central Ave.
    • 14415 W. Maple St. (Dillon’s)
  • Want Coffee – 2615 W. 13th St. N.

Coffee Shops in South Wichita

  • Churn and Burn – 548 S. Oliver St.
    • Churn and Burn takes a unique twist on coffee and prides itself on ice cream and coffee combos called “Churn & Burns.”  I think this covers all the main food groups.
  • LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee  – 3301 E. Harry St.
  • Starbucks
    • 1600 S. Rock Rd.
    • 4747 S. Broadway St.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – 2299 S. Airport Rd.
    • It might be cheating to call this “south Wichita,” but don’t forget to check out Dunkin’ Donuts inside the new terminal at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport!
  • Java Villa Cafe – 7812 E. Harry St.
    • This shop is located near Harry and Rock and features espresso drinks, coffee, tea, made-from-scratch pies, and a number of lunch items.

Out-of-Town and Noteworthy

  • Moxi Junction (Maize) – 319 S. Park
    • Moxi Junction is incredibly unique and has so many things to love, from its location inside a charming remodeled home and employ
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      ment of special needs adults and teens.  Try the Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee–you will not be disappointed!

  • BrewCo. Coffeehouse (El Dorado) – 142 N. Main
    • Our resident El Dorado contributor adores BrewCo. and swears by their Mango Green Tea Smoothie.  Bonus :: They are mom-friendly and have even been known to offer curbside service to allow a mom to avoid waking a sleeping baby!
  • Jane’s Landing (Mulvane) – 1002 N. 2nd Ave.
    • This relatively-new shop has already garnered quite a following.  They even have delicious sparking lemonades for the non-coffee drinker (if such a mom exists).
  • Rusted Rooster (Andover) – 837 N. Andover Rd.
    • It’s not just coffee! Grab a quick lunch or dinner and stay to shop their vintage finds!
 
 

6 COMMENTS

  1. WazUp coffee shop and Park Grounds coffee shops no longer exist in Derby.
    There is however a dunkins, a Starbucks, and a coffee house coffee shop.

    Also in Delano district you forgot Leslie Coffee
    And on central is little lion cafe

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