Seeking a dining experience that's off the beaten path? The locally-owned and operated eateries that go above and beyond? Or a tasty treat that's different from your everyday fare? Then read on to discover our picks for the best hidden gem restaurants in Topeka!

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Cafe Barnabas 

Lovers of black, green, white, even decaffeinated teas, take notice! If you're searching for quality loose leaf teas fusions, look no further than Cafe Barnabas in Topeka, Kansas. This hip tea room is ideal for those looking for unique tea creations as well as those scoping out a cozy atmosphere to hang out with friends. 


Not your run-of-the-mill fast food joint, Casserolle offers well-crafted, decadent food, drinks and snacks!


CoffeeHead is located near Brookwood Shopping Center and is home to homemade bakery items and great coffee and espresso drinks. The small shop is the perfect place to set up for work for the day or to drop in and make new friends.

Luis' Place

Luis' Place is a Restaurant/Private Club that focuses on Private Events and "Reservation Only" dinners on Friday nights. Special wine dinners and to-go menus are available when scheduled.

Hunam Chinese Restaurant

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In operation since the 1980s, Hunam offers the largest selection of Chinese food in the Capital City. 

Jong's Thai Kitchen

Jong's Thai Kitchen combines traditional Thai cuisine with exceptional service! The owners and friends moved to the U.S. from Thailand and love to share their culture through food and service. Discover flavorful dishes, ingredients from Thailand, and experience the culture hands on chatting with the owners and staff.

North Star Steakhouse 

North Star Steakhouse

North Star Steakhouse serves up some of the best steaks in the Capital City. Be sure to head over for your birthday to enjoy a free meal!


Tagine Restaurant Food

Tagine provides the Topeka foodie community with Moroccan dishes made from scratch using only quality ingredients.Moroccan cuisine is considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. This is a result of the centuries-long interaction of Morocco with the outside world.

Oakland Bakery

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Fresh pastries and tasty treats everyday? Yes, please! This authentic Mexican bakery is located in Topeka's Oakland neighborhood. 

Judee's Coffee

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Located inside one of Topeka's thrift stores, Judee's (pronounced Jude's) is a coffee shop with eclectic thrift styling and homemade treats. Discover espresso and unique furnishings while you browse the thrift store and available items that also double as the shop's decor.

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