On the corner of 9th and Vermont in downtown Lawrence is a bakery well-known amongst the locals. A viable option for lunch and breakfast, Wheatfields prides itself in utilizing what they do best: baked goods. An aroma of fresh bread and comforting classical jazz are just a couple of this bakery’s known characteristics.
Baked goods aren’t the only thing this place is good for, either. A proud supporter of the local Kansas City coffee distributor, The Roasterie, Wheatfields coffee is spot on. Pictured below is their latte… it’s as delicious as it is beautiful. I also enjoy the mocha latte.
Pictured below is the primavera omelet. Inside you’ll find roasted zucchini, caramelized onions, spinach, mushrooms, and herb chèvre with a side of hash browns. Be sure to mentally prepare yourself for the largest omelet you’ll ever eat or to have to take some home because it’s inevitable here! I will say it was very good. Also pictured is a side of their olive bread.
So now let’s talk about the baked goods. I have always held a special place in my heart for fruit tarts. Growing up one of my favorite holidays has always been July 4th, and whether it was an intended tradition or not, my dad and I always had to have a fruit tart. Feast your eyes on the massive tart below… Isn’t she a beauty?!
Lunchwise the menu has 16 sandwiches to choose from. All quirky and served on their freshly baked bread. From peanut butter and jelly to Croque monsieur, their variety of options is wide.
I asked a worker and their most common light lunch sandwich is the #9 Turkey and Cranberry Relish. I can 100 percent see why it’s a fan favorite. Made up of turkey that is roasted daily, fresh greens, mayonnaise, cranberry relish and walnut sage bread. The sweetness of the relish combined with the homemade mayo was perfect.
I give Wheatfields a 9/10.