Just a few minutes from the Katy Trail, in the heart of the lush Augusta, Missouri, wine region, sits Kate’s Coffee. The coffee shop and café is located inside a cozy home built in 1905 and is one of several retail shops on the grounds of Oaks Crossing, a conference and event center owned by Randal and Marjorie Oaks.
The café serves breakfast and lunch items made with fresh ingredients – many of which are sourced locally – with a focus on coffee, coffee drinks (flavored lattes, mochas and frappés) and espresso, as well as tea, fresh fruit smoothies (in flavors such as peach-pineapple and strawberry-banana) and hot chocolate.
Popular breakfast items include pecan mini muffins, ham croissants and the quiche of the day, which might be sausage and kale one day and ham and mushroom the next. A selection of salads, wraps and sandwiches, including roast beef on toasted whole grain ciabatta, are served for lunch, as is a rotating Memphis-style barbecued pulled pork sandwich (served on a pretzel bun) or barbecue plate special.
Order hand-dipped ice cream for dessert and enjoy it in the café’s charming outdoor courtyard.
Kate’s Coffee, 5525 Walnut St., Augusta, Missouri, 636.482.4022, oakscrossing-augusta.com