The Java Bar at Ice & Olives

3627 S.E. 29th St,, Topeka

The Java Bar is a comfortable gem of a coffee shop in east Topeka near Lake Shawnee. The eclectic seating is cozy and inviting and the murals covering the walls make The Java Bar a great place to settle in with studies or friends.

Looking for caffeine? You can get anything from a regular cup of joe to specialty espresso treats. Or try a smoothie or Italian cream soda.

And since The Java Bar shares the same owner as the neighboring gourmet grocery store Ice & Olives, Java Bar customers can enjoy gourmet sandwiches from Ice & Olives in the coffee shop's cozy atmosphere. The shop also features live music most Saturday nights.

Java Shop customers will also find a mix of tempting sweets, including cookies and carrot cake.

Located in the Thunderbird Shopping Center at S.E. 29th and Croco, The Java Bar opened in the fall of 2008 in the space once occupied by Joe Vagabond's Coffee House. (Updated 1/29/14)

World Cup Espresso Cafe

1501 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

World Cup, founded in 2001, offers customers a good place to talk, study and drink great coffee.

Located near the Washburn University campus, World Cup serves a variety of coffee drinks as well as baked goods and sandwiches in an eclectic environment. (Updated: 1/06/14)