While technically Mead’s Corner is a charming, cozy cafe, it offers much more than just your typical salads and sandwiches. This popular lunch option also serves high quality, handmade gelato, a bevy of coffee and espresso drinks, and even serves as a live music venue for local music performances.
Stop into Mead's Corner and admire its rustic decor first thing in the morning, then try out one of the fresh-baked muffins, smoothies, or egg burritos for your breakfast. Pair your meal with a local honey latte or an iced frappe, or if you’re not much of a coffee drinker, try out the large selection of teas or the creamy hot chocolate. For lunch, the menu switches over to creative sandwiches and colorful, healthy salads, which you can balance out with a sweet gelato for dessert.
There are small cafe tables and handsome leather chairs throughout, as well as free Wi-Fi if you want to catch up on work while you eat.
430 E Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67202
With hearty portions and affordable prices, Molino’s is a great option for a casual lunch or a lively dinner out with friends. This popular eatery offers a unique fusion of Mexican and Latin American cuisines, from flavorful street tacos to cauliflower ceviche and fresh shrimp fajitas. Order hearty burritos, piratas, and tacos from the expansive menu, then add a refreshing cerveza or a glass of wine to go with your meal. (Many Wichita residents agree that Molino’s has one of the best margaritas in town, but you’ll have to taste one for yourself to see if you agree!)
Inside, the ambiance is bright and laid-back, with colorful local artwork lining the walls and unique details like arched windows and a corrugated ceiling. Spacious tables are large enough for any size party, and the restaurant’s delicious dishes are just as artistic as its decor.
1064 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67203
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Dot & Bo
Although this popular online home goods retailer is best known for its affordable selection of mid-century modern furnishings, it’s also a great resource for finding industrial furniture pieces that look like they came straight from a converted warehouse. Browse metal pendant lights, concrete planters, and even Parsons desks with perfectly weathered wood tops.
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There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a book and a warm bowl of soup, and at Wichita’s Watermark Books and Cafe, you can do just that. Founded in 1977, this independent bookstore goes beyond the binding. Aside from selling books, Watermark hosts classes, book clubs, and author events. If you’re looking for a rare or unusual book, you can also check out the sister store, Watermark West, which is located in the shop’s original building.
Watermark Books added the cafe in 1996, when it moved to its current location. On any given day, the pastry selection may include pistachio muffins, French toast scones, and Chai tea muffins. The made-from-scratch soups change daily, as well, with such flavors as tomato bisque and roasted vegetable chili. There are also dessert options like lime white chocolate cupcakes and whiskey peach upside down cake. The cafe opens at 7 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, one hour before the book store opens for the day.
Watermark Books and Cafe
4701 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67218