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Filling Station serves as great coffeehouse and place to spend family time

Quiet location makes for the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee downtown

For the past few years, I’ve frequented the downtown area quite a bit for doctors appointments. I absolutely hated going, which my mom was plenty aware of, so one day after an appointment, she took me to the Filling Station. It quickly became a tradition after every appointment, making me actually look forward to going.

The Filling Station is a cafe on a quiet and somewhat secluded street in downtown KC. It’s nestled in between new condos filled with young and hip people out walking their dogs. It’s definitely the kind of area I can see myself living in one day. The best part about this place is that not too many know about it except for the locals, so you kind of feel like you’ve discovered your own little secret when you walk in. Hence the name, this restaurant used to be a gas station, which you can see through the glass garage doors, original brick walls and potted plants in old tires. They serve rich coffee, freshly squeezed juices and perhaps the best scones in the city. Whether we are downtown for an appointment or just a day of shopping, the Filling Station has become our go-to place.

As I was only nine at the time, the best part for me was being able to skip school for a little longer. Now, however, I love going not only because the coffee and food are great, but also because I get to spend a few extra moments with just my mom in my favorite little corner of KC.


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