Yesterday I had a coffee date with Callie from Rawxy; she designed my new logo and header. (If you’re reading this in Google reader, click on into my site and take a look. Any and all feedback is appreciated!) We decided to finally check out Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse, Kansas City’s brand-new, first, and only vegan coffee shop!
Residing in a cute little house along bustling 39th Street, Mud Pie is adorable inside and out. They have two “living rooms” with plenty of tables, chairs, counters, and couches. Their main kitchen is on the first floor, behind the counter, but they have an entire second kitchen in the upstairs devoted exclusively to gluten-free baking. Very cool!
They offer a modest, but enticing, assortment of pastries and snacks…
…but it’s their coffee menu that excited me the most. Mud Pie makes all the drinks you’d find in a traditional coffeehouse, but all 100% vegan and dairy-free. There is no cow’s milk on the premises! Instead, they offer a bevy of non-dairy milk options: soy, almond, coconut, cashew, sunflower seed, and hempseed milk. Wow! Having such choices felt like a real luxury.
I ordered an almond milk café au lait, and since I’m so thrilled to finally have a place like Mud Pie in Kansas City, I bought one of their travel mugs to lend them that extra bit of support. I’m already itching to go back. If only I lived closer to 39th Street!
I haven’t opened them up yet (I’m waiting to share them with Matt, ::grumble::), but they look delicious. If you’re interested in trying them yourself, you can purchase any of the nine different flavors of Rawxies here.