Drinks of All Kinds

PT’s College Hill

PT’s original cafe, serving Direct Trade coffee and espresso with a diverse food and drink menu, including beer from select micro-breweries.

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Casserolle

Casserolle is a family-run restaurant and snack shop. They’re just a few blocks east of the SGI office on 6th street and a convenient place to grab an authentic and inexpensive lunch or snack.

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The Burger Stand at College Hill

The Burger Stand is across the way from Washburn University and you’ll find a combination of locals and students here. They’ve got excellent food and plenty to keep you entertained.

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Tuptim Thai Restaurant

Tuptim Thai is a popular place in Topeka and I’ve seldom been disappointed there. They frequently have interesting specials, as well as old favorites such as pad thai and basil chicken.

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HHB BBQ

HHB is handy to the SGI offices though parking during the lunch hour can be tricky. Once you get in, though, their service is quick and friendly. Bonus points for stopping and taking a selfie with the bison statue in front.

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The Wheel Barrel

All grilled cheese, all the time! How can you not get behind that? If you need a little more upselling, they often have live music and they have an excellent bar. 

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Happy Basset Brewing Co

In addition to a nice selection of local craft brews, Happy Basset frequently has food trucks on site and also allows patrons to bring their own food in.

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Norsemen Brewing Company

Confession: I am not a beer drinker but I have been known to enjoy a glass from the Norsemen from time to time. They’re a fun stop if you happen to be in Topeka during the First Friday Art Walk or are just looking for a place to kick back in the evening or over the weekend.

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