Breakfast

Cook's American Grill

1936 S.W. Gage, Topeka

Cook's features excellent American food -- and especially tasty burgers -- served at the counter. The standard meal is a cheeseburger with onion rings or fries. The onion rings are a customer favorite, featuring light breading while maintaining the true onion flavor.



Coyote Canyon

1251 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Coyote Canyon is a favorite stop among Topeka buffet-goers because steak is always on the buffet. But the place is also popular for nightly specials.

Monday features an Italian kitchen themed buffet. Tuesday is Family Night. On Wednesday, enjoy a Mexican Fiesta. On Thursday, try the Asian favorites at the Orient Express. Friday features a seafood feast buffet.

Saturday is barbecue night, and the Sunday "Family Dinner Table" menu caters to the family feast people have come to expect for a Midwestern Sunday meal. Don't miss the breakfast buffet from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A banquet room is available for reservation, except on weekends. (Updated 5.12.10)



Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1421 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Cracker Barrel, which bills itself as "Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country," was founded in Lebanon, Tenn., in the late 1960s to better meet the needs of country travelers. The founder felt that fast food was decreasing the quality and prevalence of roadside diners and sought to start a business to alleviate this problem. From its birth, Cracker Barrel has maintained this dedication to American South style breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites.



Daylight Donuts

4201 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Enjoy donuts 24 hours a day seven days a week at Daylight Donuts. The restaurant serves all of the favorite donuts, donut holes and long johns. Find a spot at the counter with the morning crowd or pick up donuts on your way to the office. The bakery also offers free internet! (Updated 2/3/14)



Daylight Donuts

1001 S.E. Quincy, Topeka

This is the newest addition to the Daylight Donuts family of Topeka. Opening in December 2013, this establishment serves other breakfast items besides donuts, such as biscuits and gravy. Also, lunch items, such as submarine sandwiches and soup, are also sold. The donuts are made fresh every morning at the 4201 S.W. 21st location and brought over. There are more than 40 varieties of donuts served here.



Denny's

1500 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Enjoy Denny's delicious breakfast and dinner menu in a casual diner atmosphere all day. Check out favorites from the breakfast menu like the Meat Lover's Breakfast or the Original Grand Slam. Or try something from the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. \



Denny's

3210 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Enjoy Denny's delicious breakfast and dinner menu in a casual diner atmosphere all day. Check out favorites from the breakfast menu like the Meat Lover's Breakfast or the Original Grand Slam, or try something off the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. (Updated 5.12.10)



Dunkin Donuts

4009 S.W. 21st , Topeka

As one of the first of Dunkin Donuts coming to town, the doughnut and coffeeshop opened on S.W. 21st in Feb. 2015. Dunkin Donuts offers a wide variety of doughnuts, coffees and sandwiches to satisfy any craving you're having.



El Taquito Express

5141 S.W. 29th, Topeka

Opened in January 2013, El Taquito Express is a small carryout/drive thru eatery near S.W. 29th and Fairlawn.

Open at 6:30 a.m., El Taquito is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Topeka where you can get breakfast burritos including pork, chorizo, and sausage and bacon.

For lunch or dinner try one of the authentic tacos — Tacos de Barbacoa or Tacos de Cochita Pibil are favorites — or try the delicious Envueltos de Mole (a rolled corn tortilla dipped in mole and stuffed with chicken) among a variety of other fresh and unique dishes.



Falling Water Grille and Lounge

1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

This small, upscale restaurant with about 25 tables can be found in the Capitol Plaza Hotel, featuring an open-air atmosphere where you can watch the kitchen crew work its magic. A breakfast and lunch buffet compliment the restaurant's eclectic menu. The customers range from hotel guests to Topeka's movers and shakers.

Breakfast is served from 6 - 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 10 p.m.

Next to the restaurant, the open-air Water’s Edge Lounge serves from 2-10 p.m Monday through Friday and 2-11 p.m. on weekends. It features delicious appetizers as well as perhaps the best beverage selection in Topeka, including an upscale wine list, Bella Verde vodka and Stella Artois beer on tap to name a few. (Updated 5.20.10)