Best of KC :: Homer's Coffee House

When I go to 5:45 classes at Fusion, I treat myself to a latté from what I dare say is the best coffee shop in the KC Metro.  I know that's an extremely bold statement, but now if I'm having an especially rough morning, I take a different route to work so I can stop at Homer's for a delicious cup of the best coffee I've ever had.

I'm no coffee aficionado, whatsoever.  I can't tell you if it's bolder, nuttier, sweeter, blah blah blah.  All I can tell you is that I can't stomach the thought of drinking Starbucks coffee now.  I've tried to return to the BUX a few times, but I wind up with disappointment immediately following that first sip.

Also, I don't know if it's possible to build up a resistance to the caffeine of certain coffee blends, but I get a more significant jumpstart from Homer's coffee.

Now, as if phenomenal coffee isn't enough, Homer's also has phenomenal service.  It's not often or routine that I make it to that 5:45 class, so I'm always pleasantly surprised when I drop in and the girl behind the counter recognizes me.  Every time.  And asks if I'm ready for the wedding.  And how the wedding was.  I even went in last week all dressed for work and she recognized me.  Usually she sees me plastered with sweat, my face covered in the remnants of makeup from the day before.  (Why is it so hard for me to wash my face at night?  My poor face.)

I have no idea how she does it.  It's one thing to recognize someone.  It's a whole other thing to recognize them and remember their story.  Without knowing their name.  I wonder if she has some sort of quirky pneumonic for me.

Girl with crazy curly hair = June destination wedding.

Last time I was in we exchanged blog URLs.  I would share hers here, but I'm not sure how personal she wants it to be.


Homer's is in downtown Overland Park, and it would be a great Saturday morning spot to grab a great cup of coffee, and then head over to the OP Farmer's Market - one of the top 3 in the city.  If you go, let me know what you think!


  1. I've added this to my KC area list of places to go. Love a great coffee shop!

  2. Ha! Hilarious that you two found each other in the inter webs! Allison, I worked with Carly in KC. Carly, I went to KU with Allison! Too funny.

  3. Let me know what you think, Allison!

    Corrina, I knew about this rando connection thanks to facebook - I actually met Allison via Molly who I used to work with.

  4. You are so sweet! Thanks for the Homer's praise--I'm so glad you enjoy it.

    As for how I remember you--for one, I'm great with faces and names. And two, you do look like Ashley Judd. See you soon!


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