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People Watching in KC

Post by shinatoo » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:28 pm

I'm off this week and am planning on drinking coffee, reading, and people watching. I've got the first two under control. But where is the best place to see the world go by? My current go-to spot is Parisi in Union Station. Suggestions?
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Re: People Watching in KC

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 pm

I've always liked watching the people standing on liberty memorial from the north lawn. Some nice benches under shade around there.

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Post by shinatoo » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:03 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 pm
I've always liked watching the people standing on liberty memorial from the north lawn. Some nice benches under shade around there.
Excellent suggestion.
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Post by chrizow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:08 am

We like Kaldi's on the plaza for people watching, esp the location over by Capital Grill. Nice patio seating. The outside seating at Broadway Cafe as well.

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Post by earthling » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 am

In addition to the above...
Fountain at Mill Creek Park, as well as pickup futbol/games and other occasional quirky antics
Delaware and Opera House streetcar stops are a nice place to vege out when active
Busy dog parks can be interesting even w/out dog
Midtown Costco food court can provide anthropological case study material
...as well of City Market on a weekend of course

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Re: People Watching in KC

Post by StL_Dan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Nomads or Bux...one of those coffee shops along 39th near KU Med are perfect for watching everything from professionals to homeless to students to goths out doing whatever it is they do, going wherever it is they go.

I love people-watching.

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Post by kboish » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:18 pm

You can sit in Kaldis and catch pretty good traffic at 12th and Main. Or sit in Cosentinos by the windows along 13th. Or if its nice out, sit in the tables tucked back along 13th street by HR Block

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Post by loftguy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:50 pm

Anywhere in the City Market on a Saturday or Sunday.
The most remarkable array of humans walk by.

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Post by shinatoo » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:45 pm

StL_Dan wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Nomads or Bux...one of those coffee shops along 39th near KU Med are perfect for watching everything from professionals to homeless to students to goths out doing whatever it is they do, going wherever it is they go.

I love people-watching.
Thank you, good suggestion. And I can get a Salty Lox at Masunaga.
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Re: People Watching in KC

Post by rxlexi » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 am

Little late but I've recently discovered the Made in KC Cafe patio at 12/Baltimore. It's small, right out on the sidewalk and provides a great view of central downtown and 1KCP, along with tourists, businessfolk, nearby residents, etc. Can pick up a book at Central Library down the street as well.

Surprisingly great little spot. Good espresso and local chocolate options also.

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