Fork in the Road: A coffee shop is the go to spot to connect in downtown, Topeka

Published: Feb. 25, 2020 at 5:21 PM CST
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A local coffee shop serves up more than just a hot beverage.

Juli's Coffee and Bistro is becoming downtown Topeka's go to spot to connect.

"It's great coffee, better food, that's our montra and our motto," Kelly Edkin, owner of Juli's Coffee and Bistro said. "They like it that it's a place to network. You can come in here and have a meeting anytime you like, because there is plenty of space."

In the new look of downtown, it's the charm of the old building that brings people in.

"I think it's the building more than anything else, because it's 140 years old, it's on the national register of historic places. The vibe of the building is just something that everyone loves," Edkin explained. "Most of my staff knows the history, so a lot of people just come in to get a history or tour of the building, we like to give tours."

The bistro provides a freshly-made menu for their customers.

"We've got some local favorites like the train wreck -- mashed potatoes all together, and sausage or bacon all together on a plate. For lunch we have sandwiches, paninis, and salads and homemade soup this time of year," Edkin said.

"We have a specialty drink called the 66 tornado, because I survived it," Edkin emphasized. "We add a little molt into a chocolate frappe. It's a little bit of hazel nut, a little bit of mocha. We have a group of gourmet lattes, also just about any mocha is popular."

They can also deliver it straight to you.

"We do catering, so we can do drop off breakfast, drop off lunch or any kind of buffet, but all over downtown, just about any office, any bank, the Capital, or Topeka Performing Arts Center," Edkin explained.

Kelly says their mission is to provide unforgettable customer service.

"Our customers like our staff. I think our staff is number one. Our montra is how can i help you. We extend that not just to the customer, but each other. Everybody's working together to make the customers as happy as we can," Edkin said.

Juli's Coffee and Bistro is located on 110 SE 8th Avenue.

There hours are: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Closed Sunday

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