ABOUT US.

Our Mission…
Make amazing coffee… offer warm welcoming service… give back to the community… create delicious food.

Founded in the heart of Downtown Lee’s Summit over 26 years ago, Whistle Stop has had the good fortune of watching the area grow into the vibrant, thriving community it is today! We are so proud of our strong roots here and are honored to have many regulars who call our shop home!

At Whistle Stop we take pride in our comfortable space and notably hard-working, knowledgeable staff. We’re dedicated to serving you the best and genuinely demonstrating what it means to be a community coffee shop. Everyday.

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Candace Jennings is the proprietor of Whistle Stop Coffee and Mercantile.
1 Part Barista, 2 Parts Small Business Owner, 10 parts Mother and Wife, 1 part Baker, 1 part Water Skier… too many parts??? Maybe, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.  You will often find her walking around chatting with customers, inventing new lattes, and baking some yummy pastries.  Pay no attention to the bad singing (or dancing) coming from the back, it isn’t her I swear.  Coffee and Food are her passions.  Getting to know her customers is what she loves!  So what’s her favorite drink you might ask?  A Salted Caramel Americano with a little bit of steamed cream!