Deli

Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro

4025 S.W. 10th Avenue, Topeka

At Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro in the Fleming Place shopping center, your favorite coffees and teas are served by talented and friendly baristas. Plenty of soups, sandwiches, salads and wraps are available for a quick lunch or dinner, including a delicious array of options for vegetarians. A variety of baked goods are prepared regularly throughout the week, and a bar serving beer, wine and cocktails was recently added. (Updated 3.1.10)



Cafe Barnabas

5331 S.W. 22nd Place, Topeka

Cafe Barnabas is a volunteer-run shop in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. Their specialty is tea-related drinks, but they do offer fresh baked goods, sandwiches and wraps.



Classic Bean

2125 S.W. Fairlawn, Topeka

The Classic Bean features a breakfast and lunch/dinner menu that has satisfied Topekans since 1993. It also features a full coffee bar with its own roasted coffee. The Classic Bean attracts a diverse section of the Topeka population, partially through their dedication to live entertainment. The management features a broad range of blues, bluegrass, acoustic and other forms of musical entertainment designed to appeal to younger and older crowds.



Classic Bean

722 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

The Classic Bean features a breakfast and lunch/dinner menu that has satisfied Topekans since 1993. It also features a full coffee bar with its own roasted coffee. The Classic Bean is popular with the downtown crowd for its friendly service and quality food. It's the perfect place for lunch - whether you're catching up on e-mail or conversing with a friend. (Updated 5.7.10)



Glory Days Pizza

2811 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Glory Days has served wonderful pizza in Topeka and Lawrence since 1985. This location delivers to a limited area near the store but welcomes all of Topeka to dine-in or carryout.

With three delicious varieties of crust, the freshest pizza sauce and a giant selection of toppings to choose from, Glory Days, which has consistently won Best of Topeka awards, is the perfect break from the big chain pizza joints.



Hot Java

3343 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka

Opened in October 2008 by Michelle and David Boyer, Hot Java occupies part of the former Mr. D's bar building in the 3300 block of S.W. Gage.

Besides being a place to get a great cup of coffee - whether straight up or in dozens of different varieties - Hot Java features a friendly, attentive staff in an upscale cafe vibe with pastries, salads, paninis and a bistro menu. (Updated 6.3.10)



Ice & Olives

3627 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Ice & Olives brings the spirit of Dean & DeLuca to Topeka with their gourmet grocery store at S.E. 29th and Croco Rd. Besides an extensive selection of upscale grocery items, Ice & Olives also sells meat and cheese trays as well as freshly made deli sandwiches featuring secret herbs and sauces in a California-style cuisine.

The store offers pasta, sauces, dips, cheeses and olives, many imported from Europe.

Take your food to go, or stop in at the neighboring coffee shop, The Java Bar. The Java Bar shares the same owner and customers are welcome to pause there to enjoy their gourmet sandwiches. Look for live music most Saturday nights, when the deli stays open an extra hour.(Updated 3.19.10)



Jason's Deli

6121 S.W. 12th, Topeka

Jason's Deli offers a delicious and healthy menu of sandwiches, soups, salads and baked potatoes. All food served in the restaurant is 100 percent trans-fat free and has no MSG. Enjoy a salad bar with Jason's unique Asian Salad featuring cabbages and peanut sauce or try one of its signature pasta salads. Have a sandwich for lunch or dinner or try a baked potato that seems too big to be true! (Updated 6.3.10)



Jersey Mike's Subs

2121 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Step inside the original Jersey Mike's Subs in Topeka and be prepared to hear from the personable staff. Featuring one of the friendliest atmospheres in town, Jersey Mike's serves a variety of great Italian subs, both hot and cold, along with wraps and salads. Jersey Mike's has been in Topeka since December 2003 and has a second location downtown. (Updated 6.10.10)



Jersey Mike's Subs

718 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Step inside Jersey Mike's Subs and be prepared to hear from the personable staff. Featuring one of the friendliest atmospheres in town, Jersey Mike's serves a variety of great Italian subs, both hot and cold, along with wraps and salads. Jersey Mike's has been in Topeka since 2003, with its original location on S.W. Wanamaker. This downtown location with ample seating opened in 2005. (Updated 6.11.10)