2003 1/2 North 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101   |  913-232-8000

A family tradition

My grandfather, John E. Dickens Sr., purchased this building in 1949 to support his family through John E. Dickens & Sons Barber Shop. My grandmother, Dorothy, also had a cafe on the corner. My Parents, Morris Sr. and Mary Hollinshed operated a neighborhood pub in the building. Over the years, several family members have operated businesses, as well.

It is with gratitude and humility that I am pleased to open a community coffee shop and jazz parlor in December 2018.


Stay Awhile

A Downtown KCK destination for good coffee, conversation, and community. Find a comfy spot to sit down with a drink, a tasty treat and enjoy the jazz. Bring a friend or make a new one.

more than a coffee shop

At John's, you can get a full breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time our doors are open!

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