Plus, JoCo gets a new Indo-Chinese restaurant.
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91º | 8% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:01 a.m. | Sunset 8:46 p.m.

🐾 Mews and brews
Whiskers Cat Cafe cat on laptop
While this could have been a Zoom meeting, this cat would pur-fer to see you in person. | Photo courtesy of Whisker’s Cat Café, taken by @RachellStierlyphotography
KC is the (unofficial) city of dogs, but cats aren’t just rolling over. You can find hardworking felines in cat cafés across the metro, filling orders for a latte scritches — with whole milk only, no substitutes please.

Stop in these cafés to work from your laptop while enlisting furry lap warmers as coworkers. Good news: all these shops feature adoptable cats, so the paw-ty doesn’t have to stop when you leave.

Espurresso Cat Café

1014 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS | $16.40 per 60 minutes

This is arguably the most purr-fect place on the list (due to its name). Enjoy coffee, tea, and baked goods before meeting cats from the Lawrence Humane Society.

Second Cup Cat Café

417 N. Rawhide Suite F., Olathe, KS | $15 per 60 minutes

An extension of Melissa’s Second Chance rescue, have a cuppa before pawing at potential new companions. All entry fees go toward the rescues each cat hails from. Pro tip: Visit on Tuesdays and enjoy 50% off your reservation.

Second Chance cat standing

This kitty is ready for playtime and a fur-ever home.


Photo courtesy of Second Cup Cat Café

Sugar Kittens

Multiple locations | $14.14 per 50 minutes

Meow open in both Liberty and Lee’s Summit, kitties get to live out their biscuit-making dreams at this bakery. During your visit, feast on cookies from the “Fat and Weird” collection like the Material Girl, a marshmallow + unicorn bark-based bite.

Whiskers Cat Cafe sitting area

When you’re not playing with cats you can relax in their living room.


Photo courtesy of Whiskers Cat Café

Whiskers Cat Café and Coffeehouse

3705-3707 Southwest Trafficway, KCMO | $15 per 55 minutes

Watch the cats through the café window, or pounce into the cat collective full of adoptable felines from KC Pet Project. This shop also has specialty events like cat yoga, children’s nights for any cat lovers under 10, and stained glass cat workshops.
How many domesticated animals does Kansas City allow per household?

A. 2
B. 5
C. There are no limits
D. 4
Wednesday, July 10
  • Primary Election Candidate Meet + Greet | Wednesday, July 10 | 6-7 p.m. | Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS | Free | Candidates on JoCo’s primary election ballot are shaking hands and kissing babies at this non-partisan public event.
  • Fowling Learn to Play Happy Hour | Wednesday, July 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Fowling Warehouse, 1020 W. 103rd St., KCMO | $10 | Imagine if football + bowling had a child who really loved a fully stocked bar.
  • The Little Mermaid | Wednesday, July 10-Friday, July 12 | 8-10 p.m. | Starlight Theatre, KCMO | $12-$97 | Be a part of Ariel’s world as the classic Disney musical takes center stage.
Thursday, July 11
  • July FX Coffee Meetup | Thursday, July 11 | 8:30-10 a.m. | Hattie’s Fine Coffee, 4195 Somerset Dr., Prairie Village, KS | Menu price | Build your network of fellow freelancers over iced coffee + breakfast.
Friday, July 12
  • Friday Flamingle: Christmas In July | Friday, July 12 | 5-9 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium, KCMO | $20 | Get in the holiday spirit while it’s still hot out with food trucks, free rides, zoo trivia, yard games, and Christmas attire.
  • Friday Night Sound Bites | Friday, July 12 | 7-10 p.m. | Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS | Free entry | Grab a friend, get some grub, and groove into the weekend.
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News Notes
  • After KC said nay to extending the stadium tax, another vote is rumored to be on the way following MO Gov. Mike Parson’s meeting with local leaders. We’ll keep our eyes + ears peeled for you. (Kansas City Star)
  • Veggie me, please. Bikanervala is now open at 8669 W. 135th St. The vegetarian Indian restaurant features a range of Indo Chinese fusion dishes like chili garlic noodles and momo dumplings. (Johnson County Post)
  • KC Live! just added The Pendergast Bar to its roster. Run by Tom’s Town Distilling Co., the bar serves specialty cocktails + bites within the KC Live! space. Take a sneak peek.
Kansas Citian
  • Catch up. Ella Messner of Académie Lafayette ran a mile in just 5:04.35 at the HOKA Festival of Miles. That makes her the fifth fastest middle school girl in the country. (KCUR)
  • Overland Park is living stress free. The City came in at No. 173 out of 182 on Wallet Hub’s list of most stressed-out cities in the US. Factors considered included categories such as divorce rates and average weekly work hours.
  • Your favorite ogre and his sidekick are back in action during “Shrek The Musical” at Starlight from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. Enter a fairy tale realm with an unlikely hero, a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess, a fiery dragon (and more) as they fight to save their home.*
  • Did you know? KC’s Arthritis Foundation serves more than 2,000 children with some form of arthritis. Support the cause on Friday, July 26 during Art for Arthritis, a fun gala event where masterpieces created by local artists and kids with arthritis will be auctioned off. Purchase tickets + donate.*
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
📼 June’s jams
We know where you’ll be landing every Friday night for the next year.  | Photo courtesy of Westport Bars KC Group
June was full of new developments and great news for the KC metro. Here were your fave reads.

Top articles

Seven Bars + One Food Truck Taking Over Westport
A coalition of local biz owners announced they’ll be taking over Westport ASAP. These seven concept bars + permanent food truck were the talk of the town.

KC’s Top Industries and Employers
This guide detailed our city’s business sense and boy, did y’all get busy. Your many clicks made this our second most read article of the month.

Top Instagram posts

The Buck O’Neil Bridge Goes Boom
We all watched the explosive goodbye as the final piece of the iconic bridge faced demolition.

Scenes from KC Pride
Have FOMO no mo’. Our followers enjoyed watching these snippets from KC’s Pridefest, living vicariously through our lens.
The Buy
Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Viscose Sheet Set, so you can enjoy soft, luxurious sheets that also keep you cool. How you know they’re good: The sheets were featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list.
The Wrap
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From the editor
Sadly, I’ve developed a pretty severe allergy to cats (even though I’ve owned multiple).

That just means you all will have to enjoy the cute kitties in my place. Pics required.
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