A stone’s throw from the riverfront, Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, runs parallel to Main Street, but it often goes unnoticed by visitors. However, behind the unassuming façades that line the city blocks, a growing, thriving collection of homegrown creators is hard at work.

Whether you’re tempted by the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans – which seems to linger from sunrise to sunset – or the idea of farm-fresh food in a historic location, it’s possible to spend an entire day exploring this delicious destination in southeast Missouri.

Kala lives in Kansas City, runs on coffee and not only loves food but has a passion for telling the story of the people behind it.