Frost Coffee and Tea Revives Legacy

Blending new beverage options and time-tested donut tradition in downtown Lee’s Summit.

If you grew up in Lee’s Summit, you likely remember Jack Frost Donuts from back in the day. This original space at the corner of SW Main and Third Street is now home to the newly opened Frost Coffee & Tea and offers donuts made from the original Jack Frost Donuts recipe. The donuts are available every Friday and Saturday, in addition to many one-of-a-kind daily pairings. The location was most recently Wise Wealth Financial Planning from 2014 to 2019, when the owner decided he wanted to open a coffee shop. Paul Brock worked there, and when they decided to convert it into a coffee shop, his love of coffee made him the ideal person to take the reins.

"When we decided to open Frost Coffee & Tea we had two primary areas of focus, the customer experience and the quality of our products," Paul, General Manager, explains. "When it comes to 'customer experience' we want each guest to be treated like a friend and not just a customer. When it comes to quality products, we are committed to making great drinks from renowned roasters and loose leaf tea providers." 

In their desire to bring in something unique to our area, they use Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters out of Springfield, MO for their beans, so people can experience a different flavor.  

 "We offer our own house-made syrups, both regular and sugar-free.  We also make our own almond butter. And, we have traditional milks as well as our house made oat, almond, and coconut milks," he continues. "We want to control the ingredients to keep it simple and make sure we can offer gluten free options as well." 

They have 12 or more inviting loose-leaf teas always ready to brew, along with specialties such as Nitro Arnold Palmer, which is an amazing blend of lemonade and tea, on tap. Another drink to try is their red latte, which is made from Rooibos tea leaves from South Africa. The tea leaves are red, so when you brew it it’s red. They use an espresso machine to make it, then pour milk over it. 

"Frost also offers a variety of foods. Just like the drinks, we wanted people to have something of a choice when it comes to food," Paul said. "We have the ability to make any of our sandwiches gluten free.  Also, we use local bakeries for all of our pastry items, including specific gluten free and keto kitchens."  

They are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with tempting options for breakfast, lunch and snacks. They invite groups to meet here, moms to gather after they put their kids to bed and students who need a place to study. On weekends they offer scrumptious desserts so people going out on the town can come in for coffee or tea and dessert after dinner. 

"When we created our shop, we wanted to be welcoming and inviting for everyone," Paul notes.  "So, whether you love coffee or tea, whether you prefer donuts or gluten free pastries, Frost has something to please your unique tastes and preferences." 

Frost Coffee & Tea is located at 300 SW Main Street, downtown Lee’s Summit. Find them at frostcoffeeandtea.com and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for menu and event information.

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