Blackbird

Topeka, Kansas

3.6 / 1 vote

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Espresso bar and bistro

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Formerly known as Lola's. This coffee shop offers some vegetarian sandwiches and at least one vegan baked good daily.

Added by conde.kedar on Mar 18 10 (last updated Mar 18 10)

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Blackbird is a cozy, friendly cafe in a stripmall outside of downtown Topeka. I came because I heard about vegan baked goods.

They had only one vegan option, a banana bread slice ($2.50), though it was really good, being both moist and subtly sweet. It was also labeled with a "v" which was nice. Sometimes they also have vegan biscotti.

The food menu doesn't offer too much for vegans. There are some lacto-ovo vegetarian sandwiches/wraps which can be modified to exclude cheese, but those are pretty boring options. I'd like to see some tofu/seitan/tempeh sandwiches, or maybe a juicy seitan burger.

Both of the owners of the cafe are vegetarian and are knowledgeable about ingredients, by the way.

Lastly, I wish Blackbird had loose-leaf teas. While they do serve a respectable brand of teabags, loose-leaf tea just tastes better, offers superior variety, and is more ecologically-friendly.

In conclusion, Blackbird is a nice cafe/coffeeshop and worth a stop if you're in Topeka.

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Non-Smoking

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

6:30am - 10pm
6:30am - 11pm
7am - 11pm
8am - 9pm

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