Whether you’re into hot mocha lattes, cold brew creations or a custom coffee drink that only you order, Wichita has dozens of amazing coffee shops and drink spots offering seasonal and year-round options with customizations that produce endless possibilities. In addition to frothy drinks, Wichita coffee shops also provide an uplifting – and photo ready – space to jump start your day.
We’ve compiled a list of Wichita coffeehouses serving up Instagrammable drinks in Instaworthy settings. Charge your phone and check out these photographic coffee hotspots!
Coffee shops to try
Reverie Coffee Roasters
Reverie Coffee Roasters is Wichita’s only full-service specialty coffee roaster/retailer. Not only will you enjoy the extensive menu of coffee drinks, but the café’s swanky, industrial interior is perfect for posting photos to the Gram. Head outside to use the building’s street art mural as a backdrop for a coffee-holding selfie or sit back and relax with a cup of artisan tea in hand while on the back patio.
Drinks to try: Rosemary Salted Caramel Latte, Espresso Tonic, Chai King Latte
Espresso To Go Go
You’re sure to get a great shot of the city’s core in the background when you visit this popular shop. Known for the sparkling disco ball hanging from the ceiling, Espresso To Go Go is Wichita’s only walk-up coffee shop. Perfect for movers and shakers in downtown Wichita who need a quick pick-me-up.
Drinks to try: Long Black Eye, Dirty Chai or anything off the Secret Menu. Seriously, you can’t go wrong.
At Coffee Daze, you’ll find all the coffee classics as well as signature creations, matcha and teas – and even breakfast and lunch! Located in Clifton Square, a trendy shopping and dining area just east of downtown, enjoy your beverage in their cozy dining space or take it on the go to explore and snag Instagram-worthy pictures of the surrounding neighborhood.
Drinks to try: The Daze, London Fog, Campfire Latte (winter months)
Il Primo Espresso Caffe
Referred to as “Wichita’s oldest coffee shop,” Il Primo is best known for their skillfully crafted coffee drinks – just begging to make their Instagram debut. From unique cold brew flavors to classics like lattes, the Americano and mochas, Il Primo serves only Kansas roasts. Look for their latest menu of seasonal specials on Instagram. Foodies appreciate the warm, homemade muffins and perfectly stacked croissant sandwiches for breakfast.
Drinks to try: Java Chip Granita, Breve Mocha, Caffe Mocha, Caramel Macchiato
Leslie Coffee Co.
One look at Leslie Coffee Co., located in Historic Delano, and you’ll be reaching for your phone to snap feel-good photos within minutes of your arrival. The interior is decorated with custom wallpaper with tiny white and gold icons representing many of Wichita’s most recognizable landmarks. Locals love the rotating hot coffee and can often be seen dining on open-faced breakfast toast piled high with locally sourced ingredients.
Drinks to try: Cortado, Vanilla Latte, Apple Chai Guy
Serving locally roasted coffee, connection and inspiration, Aroma Coffeehouse is a space where picture-perfect moments are cultivated. They make their syrups and pastries from scratch and present each drink with their complimentary peppernuts.
Drinks to try: White Tiger, Amber Mocha, Hot Spiced Apple Cider, Hot Chai Latte
More places to try
Churn & Burn
Known for their pre-made specialty ice cream and gourmet coffee drinks, Churn & Burn has earned a loyal following. The baristas take pride in preparing fresh espresso or cold brew coffee drinks using locally sourced beans and ingredients. Choose from top selling specialty drinks or opt for made-to-order ice cream churned with liquid nitrogen. Everything they prepare is picture ready. Plus, they have a fun collection of Joyland (a Wichita theme park that closed in 2004) memorabilia to photograph.
Drinks to try: C&B (Churn & Burn) Tiramisu, Snickers Surprise, MTO (Made To Order) Joyland Dirt
Cocoa Dolce Chocolates
At Cocoa Dolce Chocolates, guests can experience delicious specialty drinks from the trusted macchiato and Cubano to an Affogato mixed with espresso and gelato. Whether you like your coffee hot or cold, Cocoa Dolce provides unique flavors, syrups and even alcohol shots. You can also pick up a jar of coffee bites at one of their three locations – Bradley Fair, NewMarket Square and Old Town, which all feature a photogenic coffee lounge theme.
Drinks to try: Turtle Affogato, Skinny Vanilla Latte, Vanilla Cold Brew with Soy Milk, Coconut Lavender Latte, Mayan Latte
The opportunity to snap a few colorful photos starts before you even step inside the Paradise Donuts location in downtown Wichita. This quaint shop is located on Wichita’s picturesque Douglas Avenue near Gallery Alley, which means you can find two of the newly painted Alley Doors nearby. Once inside, you’ll find quirky décor and a cozy feel. Paradise Donuts’ west Wichita location is warm and welcoming with a full coffee bar and a choice of comfortable club chairs, booth or table seating. Both locations have two blends of fresh brewed coffee, cases of donuts in a variety of shapes and flavors made fresh on location each morning, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, sausage rolls and meat pies.
The Donut Whole
What goes best with a hot cup of coffee? A made from scratch, glazed cake donut loaded with flavorful toppings! At The Donut Whole, visitors can choose from artfully decorated donuts with unique flavors. Hitting the drive-thru instead? Don’t forget to capture the colorful street art in the alley behind the donut shop.
Drinks to try: Stick with the basics and try one of their house blends – smooth, bold or espresso.
One thing is for sure in the Heart of the Country, when it comes to ambience and flavor, Wichita coffee shops are sure to please. Even local shops supplying coffee in bulk – Local Roasters and The Spice Merchant – have Instaworthy storefronts.