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Blue Planet Cafe, Topeka, Kansas

Street front view of the Blue Planet Cafe.
Street front view of the Blue Planet Cafe.

I only spent one day in Topeka, Kansas, but I’ve traveled enough to know a good restaurant when I find one. Actually I didn’t find Blue Planet Cafe on my own. My host took me there, but from the continuous stream of customers in and out of the place, you can see it’s a popular local’s favorite–the best kind.

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Fabulous Prix Fixe Dinner at Row House Restaurant, Topeka

Restaurant Review

When I thought of Kansas I imagined mile upon mile of corn and wheat fields. Of course, I knew I’d find cities, too, but I didn’t expect the world-class meal I was served at Row House Restaurant in Topeka.

Row House Restaurant, Topeka, Kansas
Row House Restaurant, Topeka, Kansas

Should you walk down Van Buren Street, I bet you’d never guess there’s a restaurant from the exterior of the building.  Indeed, number 515 is a row home, a charming one with three levels plus a garden and patio–  all that work well for small group and intimate dining experiences. Many of the fresh ingredients are grown in the garden just steps from the kitchen. The ground floor includes a small bar with an atmosphere conducive to camaraderie. 

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