Our coffee is sourced from local roasting company, Messenger Coffee and available for purchase to take home. Messenger serves high quality, fresh roasted, carefully sourced coffee to cafes, restaurants, churches and corporate customers.
Rock Cottage Glassworks
Founded by Dierk Van Keppel in 1990, Rock Cottage Glassworks is a private glassblowing studio committed to making custom public and residential art glass. The light fixtures you see throughout the Café are sourced from Rock Cottage Glassworks.
Historic Kansas City Kansan Newspaper
The Kansan building was built in 1927 as the home of the Kansas City Kansan Newspaper. The building is the home to the Connect Café, FosterAdopt Connect and Adopt KS Kids.
Michael Brantley is an American painter, known for his large-scale photorealistic oil paintings of African American jazz icons like Ella Fitzgerald and Freddie Hubbard. His art is featured throughout the Café and is available for purchase.
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Since 2003, Christopher Elbow Chocolates has been producing hand-crafted chocolate bonbons and confections. Their gourmet chocolate collections deliver an unforgettable experience, perfect for any special occasion or holiday.
Andre's is a family owned and run Kansas City business that has been making exquisite Swiss chocolate candies and confections since 1955.
KC Canning Co.
A modern approach to food preservation, specializing in pickles, jams and cocktail goods. They celebrate traditional and unique flavor combinations in their products.
Good Vibes Apothecary
Handcrafted goods made locally in Kansas City since 2015. Good Vibes Apothecary produces luxurious wood wick 100% soy candles, wax melts and apothecary products handcrafted in small batches.
Mr. T's Bees Honey
Mr. T's Bees is a local beekeeping operation owned by a teacher. Their bees are located in Clay and Jackson county producing raw local honey.
Connect Café Spread Jars
Made especially for Connect Café. Our own private label jars of butters, jams, spreads and preserves.
Connect Café T-shirts and other merchandise custom-made by Eagle Products, a local leader in the custom decorated apparel industry since 1966.
Oak Wood Paneling
Oak wood paneling featured throughout the Café was all sourced through reclaimed wood from Kentucky horse farms.