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Three new cafes spill over into Johnson County

Updated: 2013-11-01T17:40:20Z

By Sarah Gish

Three cafes are expanding to the suburbs southwest of Kansas City.

Filling Station Coffee recently opened a shop at 7420 Johnson Drive in Overland Park. The cafe, which also has locations in Union Hill and Westport, serves espresso drinks, fresh-pressed juice, healthy salads and a mouthwatering array of fresh-baked pastries. The industrial-chic decor at the new Overland Park location features glass garage doors that open up on nice days.

Dolce Bakery, open since 2007 in Prairie Village, recently moved to a larger location at 3930 W. 69th Terrace. The new space has more seating, polished concrete floors and reclaimed wood on the walls. The menu features cinnamon rolls (Dolce’s best-selling pastry) as well as cupcakes, scones, cookies and seasonal treats such as pumpkin whoopie pies.

Owner Erin Brown says she’s working on adding Oddly Correct coffee, Uncommon Stock soup and Glace ice cream.

Lastly, Corner Bakery Cafe is opening its first Kansas location at 11705 Roe Ave. in Leawood on Monday, November 11. The national chain of bakery cafes plans to add 10 more locations in the Kansas City area over the next six years.

On the breakfast menu: Hot breakfast sandwiches, pastries and coffee. The lunch and dinner menus feature panini sandwiches, soups, salads and hearty pasta dishes.

Corner Bakery Cafe’s first 100 customers (at 7 a.m. on November 11) get a free travel mug and coffee refills for one year.

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining guides for Ink magazine. Ink’s Fall 2013 dining guide comes out on November 13. Contact Sarah via email at sgish@kcstar.com or tweet @sarah_gish.

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