People who crave caffeine but also adore alcohol have two reasons to visit Take Five Coffee + Bar
(5336 West 151st Street, Leawood, 913-948-5550). The barista-bartenders at this friendly, suburban place are polite and patient — we've seen one of them coach a patron through a decision that took more than five minutes — and the atmosphere is bright and cheery by day and calm and cool at night. You'll be sipping coffee or drinking wine among young-artist types, huddled couples and young moms talking shop. Offerings include bottled beer, wine, martinis, coffee drinks and coffee-inspired cocktails. We like the A-Train, with espresso vodka (made on-site by infusing Tito's Handmade Vodka and the bar's own Espresso Paladino beans), Kahlua and coffee.
There's live music Friday through Sunday, with sets typically starting around 7 p.m. For more information, see takefivecoffeebar.com