CoffeeWTEIKC | 18 Mar 2006 12:47 pm

Broadway Café – 4106 Broadway, KCMO, 64111, (816) 531-2432

This coffeehouse offers a bright, relaxed, non-smoking atmosphere. On every visit, I have always found the staff to be courteous and the service prompt. You won’t be disappointed with the coffee drinks, either, which are made from beans they roast in a building just east of there on Westport Road. If you’re hungry, their deli case has several sandwiches and pastries to sate your appetite, including some creative veggie-and-hummus sandwiches on fresh-baked bread.

Coffee&Delis&ItalianWTEIKC | 17 Mar 2006 11:33 pm

Bella Napoli – 6229 Brookside Blvd, Kansas City, 64113 – (816) 444-5041

From a Midwestern point of view, Naples is not only beautiful. It also tastes great.

Just a few years ago, Bella Napoli was a welcome addition to the Brookside area. Located at 63rd and Brookside Blvd, this almost-southtown outpost of an Italian deli serves panini served on fresh bread from the bakery next door. Our favorite is Il Parma, with real mozzarella, your choice of sweet or spicy marinated peppers and capicola. Enjoy your lunch in their intimate, but sunny dining room. Or just drop by anytime for an espresso or a bottle of an Italian soda. In addition to fresh sausages, meats and cheeses, the deli has a great selection of imported Italian grocery items, like pastas, olive oil, assorted dolci, and ready to eat sauces. Go browse the shelves while you wait for your laptop to recharge.

Don’t forget to treat yourself and a special friend to the tiramisu (one order will easily feed two people). Jake and his very friendly staff wait to welcome you.