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Mother Road Coffee

325 S Main St, Carthage, MO 64836-1614
+1 417-359-8182
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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325 S Main St, Carthage, MO 64836-1614
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome quaint little coffee shop, great coffee and range of pastries. Staff are super friendly, great service, and the shop is full of Route 66 curios, tastefully done.

Thank Marty045
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in & also for leaving a review. We appreciate the kind words, ~ Kara & Ed Hardesty

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Coffee doesn’t ask stupid questions, coffee understands! So does Mother Rod Coffee! They understand how a cup of coffee is supposed to taste delicious! Worth finding and sitting a bit and soaking it all in. It’ll slur your words a bit because you’ll swirl the...More

Thank David S
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks for visiting us and staying a bit to take in the atmosphere. We are so happy you enjoyed your coffee! We appreciate you leaving a review, ~Kara & Ed Hardesty

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I was working in Carthage and decided to stop in and check them out for lunch. They had the tuna melt on special. I went ahead and ordered it and thier Mothers Road mocha. First the mocha was great and made perfectly. Then they brought...More

Thank Mcklear
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Our tuna melt is definitely a treat! Ed is a retired firefighter, he used to make those tuna melts for the shift at the firehouse when it was his turn to cook. Thanks for stopping in & giving us a try (and posting a review)...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

I don't visit this area often enough, but this is easily my favorite place in Southwest Missouri. Just off of historic Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri, it is an amazing coffee shop. In my travels, I haven't found anything close for coffee and pastries between...More

Thank Mark H
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review with great detail. We are so glad you found us and that we are able to be a respite from your travels. It's also really nice to know that we are hitting the...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

I have to admit, I live in Carthage, so I'm a little biased, but seriously -- this coffee shop is very cute and reasonably priced. STOP! you'll enjoy it, I promise! Ed and Kara, the owners, have done so much to the place, and really...More

Thank MissouriBusyMomOfTwo
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for all your support! We appreciate you!!! ~Ed & Kara

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

love this coffee shop. great coffee shop. full of local flavor on route 66. friendly staff. nice choice on pastries and lite lunch items. coffee is the main reason to stop by, all the standard drinks are available. shop local

Thank billhordy
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Your great review lets us know that we are on the right track for reaching our goals. Thank you so much for your support of small and local businesses! #downtowncarthagemo ~Kara & Ed Hardesty

Reviewed 20 June 2018

my wife and i have different tastes in so many things, thus differing opinions, but on their hot lattes, we both concur that theirs is the absolute best we've ever had. period. and have we ever partaken of a LOT of coffee all over the...More

Thank swmotwo
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Best. Review. Ever! Thank you so much! ~Kara & Ed Hardesty

Reviewed 11 June 2018

I wish we had Mother Road in MY neighborhood back in Chicago! This is what a neighborhood coffeehouse should feel like: personal, comfy, good selection, plenty of room to sit and read and work on a computer or talk with a friend. Has a cool,...More

Thank AnneLRooney
MotherRoadCoffee, Owner at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks so much for your very kind review! It's always nice to know that we are reaching our mark and the space we envisioned in our hearts has indeed come to life. Thanks so much for stopping we, we hope to see you again ~...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Always looking for coffee to fuel my day I happened to stumble across the Mother Road Coffee Shop while checking out the Jasper County Courthouse. Whoo! Hoo! After the thin coffee I had at breakfast I was really happy to get a good cup of...More

Thank dspr8o
MotherRoadCoffee, Manager at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for stopping in! Safe travels down the route!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

As part of our Historic Route 66 we stopped off in Carthage to find a coffee. We are so glad we found this coffee shop which provided us with a wonderful cup of coffee and tea (with milk in the tea rather than cream -...More

Thank David G
MotherRoadCoffee, Manager at Mother Road Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are so glad you found us on your Route 66 tour. Carthage IS delightful, we appreciate you pausing for a few moments on our patio. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope your holiday in the States is fantastic!

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Mary T
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Response from MotherRoadCoffee | Property representative |
Hi Mary, we will be open 7 am to 2 pm on the day of the Maple Leaf Parade. We look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 17:00
Friday
06:30 - 17:00
Saturday
07:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 S Main St, Carthage, MO 64836-1614
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Carthage
  • Phone Number: +1 417-359-8182
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Description
Mother Road Coffee is a specialty coffee house on the historic downtown square in Carthage, MO, just 2 blocks off of Route 66. We are directly across the street from the beautiful Jasper County courthouse. We offer espresso based hot and iced drinks, tea, smoothies, and assorted baked goods (selection varies daily). Soup of the day added to our menu as of September 2013. All soup is made in-house. Please see our Facebook page for today's soup.
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