Amy Roberts’ burgeoning agribusiness operation Serendipity Farm & Vine has a new feature: The Daily Grind, a full-service coffee shop inside what was once a horse stable.
“I wasn’t even a coffee drinker a year ago,” Roberts said. “I added the coffee shop not just because Stilwell needed one, but I just really enjoy seeing the conversations that people can have, whether it’s with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.”
The new coffee shop is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday inside Serendipity’s “green barn.”
The Daily Grind serves coffee drinks brewed from Lenexa-based Maps Coffee’s bean. It also offers baked items from Overland Park’s Brew Haha Coffeehouse.
From a former horse farm into a multiple-faceted business
Located just east of the Overland Park Arboretum, Serendipity is technically located in Johnson County, but feels very much like entering an entirely different world.
Roberts, a 30+ year resident of Johnson County, was ready to leave the financial world and find something that would get her outside and allow her to be more creative when she came across the property, which is located at 4674 W. 183rd St.
“I remember seeing everything and just having a vision for these barns,” Roberts said. “It was immediate.”
The property now features a working vineyard, which produces grapes for the company’s extensive lineup of wines, as well as event spaces and short-term rental properties.
“I’m proud to be a part of promoting agritourism in Kansas, and giving people a unique experience,” Roberts said. “It’s improving the land, and enjoying what is right in front of us.
Customers may notice a curious butterfly on the back of each label the former financial adviser markets.
“I saw a lot of butterflies when I first saw the property,” Roberts said. “It felt like a sign. It had to do with my own transformation.”
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