Overland Park-ites will only have another month to get their bubble tea fix at Nica's Cafe (14319 Metcalf Avenue).
The cafe, which serves coffee, wine, beer and bubble tea alongside a full breakfast and lunch menu, is closing on January 16. No official location has been announced for the relocation, although a lively discussion on Yelp has them reopening everywhere from Westport to the Crossroads.
Nica's Cafe opened in Overland Park last January with an eclectic menu from chef Bryan Merker, who owns and operates the shop with his wife, Monica -- the restaurant's namesake. Merker had previously worked as an executive pastry chef for the Anderson Restaurant Group, the owners of Pierpont's and Hereford House. He also worked for Morton's of Chicago as a traveling chef and food and beverage director.
His culinary experiences led him to the concept of Nica's, a coffee shop-bistro hybrid. Pastry is one of the areas of focus with house made beignets, Belgian waffles and muffin tops. But there's a number of savory options, including build-your-own macaroni and cheese and pizza, as well as noodle dishes and crepes.
According to their Facebook page, they're asking for where they should relocate. So where's the best spot for Nica's Cafe?
Nica's is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The phone number is 913-766-0200.