If you are looking for the best places to get breakfast, a good burger or a place to grab a drink? Well look no further, Topeka has plenty of options for you to choose from while you’re visiting! 

josey bakingStart your day off right with a hearty breakfast.

Just down the street from Heartland Park is a quaint little diner called Banjos Cafe. Banjos serves breakfast all day along if you decide to sleep in a little. (No judgment here, folks.)

Nestled in historic Downtown Topeka is Hanover’s Pancake House - a Topeka staple serving the most important meal of the day for the last 40 years. You can't go wrong with the Denver Pancake Wrap or their popular biscuits and gravy.

Looking for some breakfast treats on the go? Then you'll want to check out Josey Baking Co in Westboro Mart. This hidden gem offers a variety of kolaches, giant cookies and delicious cinnamon rolls.

There are also options like Perkins Family Restaurant or IHOP which have locations on the Wanamaker Corridor. 


Life is better with burgers.Head to The Burger Stand at College Hill for a juicy burger.

Topeka has plenty of options to satisfy your burger cravings but you'll want to start with Iron Rail Brewing and The Pennant located on Kansas Avenue or with a short drive to Washburn University, you'll find another local favorite the Burger Stand at College Hill.

Iron Rail Brewery, pays homage to Cyrus K Holiday and the impact that Topeka has on our U.S. railroad history. With their wide selection of Bar-B-Que and their new outdoor patio space, it will be the prime location for the highly anticipated Evergy Plaza that is set for completion in the spring of 2020.

The Pennant is a is a great place to kick back and have some family-friendly fun with arcade games and 3 bowling lanes. Their specialty shakes are all the rage and will absolutely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Just a short drive from Downtown, The Burger Stand is a popular spot to be able to grab a gourmet burger and specialty fries. With a game room in the back and plenty of drink and burger options, you’re bound to find something you like.


norsemenBrews worth talking about.

Topeka lays claim to several breweries which have garnered a celebrated status regionally as well as nationally: Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant, Happy Basset Brewing Company and Norsemen Brewing Company. 

Blind Tiger Brewery is named for the Prohibition-era custom of illegal drinking establishments displaying stuffed tigers or china tigers to alert potential patrons to the availability of illicit alcohol after hours. In southern dialect, a “tiger” was a roaring party. These “tigers” were “blind” because the authorities, at least officially, did not know they existed. The Tiger offers a wide variety of craft beers that over a 15-year span has won 21 national Medals and World Awards.

The Happy Basset Brewing Company was inspired by the owner's basset hounds, Gracie and Freckles, and has been providing Topeka and the surrounding areas with high-quality beers like the Smorter, a s'mores flavored porter, and the Fire Hydrant Stout, a chili porter.

The Norsemen Brewing Company, located in the NOTO Arts District, may be mortal brewed but it's Odin approved.  Sipping a craft beer in the sophisticated comfort of our taproom will make you feel like you have finally found Valhalla. You'll enjoy beers like the Cherry Milkshake IPA, Love In a Longboat Lager and Odin's One EyePA.

A few new faces to this icredible crowd includes the Iron Rail Brewery and Barrister's Brewing Inc.

The train theme found at Iron Rail Brewery goes beyond their impressive murals and atmosphere. You'll be glad you decided to drink local with beers like Super Chief Stout, CKH Wheat and Engine Forty Nine Saison all inspired by the history of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF).

Barrister's Brewing is a law-themed nano brewery focused on unique small batches. They take their inspiration from common law advocates and aim to do justice for craft beers and the patrons they serve with beers like Ipso Facto IPA and Stand Ur Ground Stout. 


Find more options for dining, shopping and things to do in #TopCity browse our website at VisitTopeka.com.