Levi Sherman and Carly Gomez of Columbia, Mo., enjoyed coffee at Quay Coffee, which opened recently in the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The coffee shop, open Wednesday through Sunday, features an exterior north entrance for customers. Tammy Ljungblad | tljungblad@kcstar.com

Six things to know about the Nelson-Atkins Museum’s new coffee shop

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has a new coffee shop, Quay Coffee, on the Plaza level of the Bloch Building.

Here are six things to know:

1. History: Cory Stipp opened Quay Coffee in the River Market in June 2012. The name is in homage to the area once known as River Quay (pronounced key). Stipp is a partner in the museum coffee shop with Dominic Scalise. The space formerly had tables and chairs and vending machines.

2. Coffee: Quay Coffee is a “multi-roaster” so it picks its favorites from small batch roasters across the country, including roasters in Denver, San Diego, Seattle and Tulsa.

3. Menu: Along with coffee drinks it also has tea from North Kansas City’s Hugo Tea Co., Askinosie hot cocoa, breakfast burritos and pastries.

4. Discounts: For museum members.

5. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

6. Customers can park in the museum garage at 4525 Oak St. or in the lot on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Rockhill Road.


Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC


Six things to know about the Nelson-Atkins Museum’s new coffee shop