Charming Spring Hill, Kansas


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

Who’s with me on having a thing for “Main Streets” across the US? Let's switch up the compass and make a U-turn south to a charming pocket of metro KC: Spring Hill! 

There’s a sense of charm, unknown nostalgia, and comfort, and Spring Hill, KS is one of our favorite Kansas City weekender trips to escape the urban noise. When life drops challenge after challenge on you and starts to feel industrially or urbanely heavy, push the reset button on what really matters in life, which is surrounding yourself with good people, supporting and enjoying local makers who are solely there to make you feel fulfilled, and quite simply living, loving, laughing with life’s best! 

Situated on Spring Hill's charming Historic Main Street, Owners Tyler and Crystil Graves captured the opportunity to embark on a countryside coffee cafe that brings together some of KC's best, including @MessengerCoffee,  @emilykatesbakery, @HugoTeaCo, @lotusenergydrinks and more.Having created nothing short of a heart and belly warming experience full of flavor, fun, and photo worthy memories, the byproduct of supporting two of KC’s best business owners “rolls” into enjoying the likes of Breakfast Burritos, Cold Brew Fluffs, Belgian Waffle Sandwiches, Adult Grilled Cheese, Quiche, Smoothies, Cinnamon Rolls, Lattes, Frappes, Scones, and a constantly revolving delicious door of seasonal indulgences!

A dream-come-to-reality for two full-time working parents of 2, I have major admiration and respect for anyone who can start their own business, much less do it in addition to other time-consuming duties; even more the reason supporting local KC businesses is as invaluable and fulfilling as one should expect. 

As Spring Hill's cutest and most heartwarming cafe, The Bean is either a trip around the block or a "road trip" through the wheat-filled countryside. Whether you grab sandwiches and drinks to go and have a trunk picnic under the Kansas sun followed by zig zagging around the south-of-Kansas City streets waving hi to cows, or whether you jump on the opportunity to snap a pic amidst one of the best 'grammable walls in town complements of @wildhillflowers, you can get caffeinated and eat your cafe heart out while taking your best shot; photo OR espresso. Voted Top 5 KC Coffeehouses for @thepitchck Best of KC + Neighborhood Favorite on the @nextdoor app and 2018 Business of the Year for Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce; #ijustcanteven with how good their everyday menu is, much less their rotating 3x yearly seasonal menu. @thebeancoffeecompany is brimming with a heart-warming KS coffee shop experience, AND a seasonally changing floral wall that you can't miss.

Whether you're a Southsider, an explorer, a drifter, or simply a true lover and aficionado of great coffee shop experiences 🙋🏼‍♀️, @thebeancoffeecompany is one of the sweetest. And if you didn’t know, you know now; traveling the world can be costly and difficult but traveling the radius of KC is an outstanding way to expand your horizons and stimulate your exploratory senses on our own convenient home turf! 

Just one question: Have you bean? The Bean Coffee Co. is one sweet and savory, inviting end point where the level of customer service is unparalleled, the ambiance is small town sophisticated, and the menu, quite frankly, is an impossible task to settle on. 

Sprrrrring on over for some Kansas goodness!!

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