Cafe Europa, popular Kansas City eatery, expanding into Johnson County with Leawood location

Ben Cascio Cafe Europa

Cafe Europa, a Kansas City-based restaurant and store, is moving — and adding a restaurant in Leawood at 4343 W. 119th Street. Above, Café Europa owner Ben Cascio stands outside of the Crewstwood store, which has been operating for 17 years.

Cafe Europa, a Kansas City restaurant at 323 E. 55th Street, is growing into Johnson County.

Owner Ben Cascio said the pandemic allowed Cafe Europa to explore relocating from its current location at the Crestwood Shops in Brookside to the South Plaza in Kansas City and also open a new Leawood store at 4343 W. 119th Street.