Topeka Gets Tipsy


Editorial Policy

Published on

Last updated on

Photo: Tipsy Carrot

[F]ollowing the philosophy that life is all about balance, business owners in Topeka, Kansas, are celebrating their grand opening of the city’s first coffee/juice/ice cream bar. Locals can now get their fill of fresh juices, coffee, ice cream, pastries, and more at The Tipsy Carrot, which opened on July 10.

The new shop in the NOTO Arts and Entertainment District is the venture of two finalists in the city’s Top Tank competition, which awards start-up money to local entrepreneurs. Heather DiDomenico Graves and Pedro Concepcion initially pitched a juicery to Top Tank, while Allison Shove-Chard and Jeremy Chard proposed an ice cream shop. The finalists then decided to merge their concepts into one business.

They have also partnered with other local purveyors to sell kombucha from Morning Light Kombucha, empanadas and pastries from Le Petit Bon Bon, and coffee and espresso from Blue Jazz Java. In addition to their coffee menu, The Tipsy Carrot will offer a coffee affogato and create a signature Blue Jazz coffee ice cream flavor.

Bringing clean eats and indulgent sweets together under one roof, The Tipsy Carrot has found its footing in their community. As DiDomenico Graves told local news station KSNT, “It’s about tipping the scales of eating healthy and treating yourself.”

Share This Article

Fresh Cup Staff

Join 7,000+ coffee pros and get top stories, deals, and other industry goodies in your inbox each week.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Other Articles You May Like

Five Places, Five Operating Hours

Are you an all-day cafe, or do you close shop right after the morning rush? Learn how coffee shops choose their ideal operating hours for profitability, safety, and customer experience.
by Haley Greene | December 20, 2023

Survey Results: The 2023 Coffee Business Owner Salary Report

We surveyed owners of coffee shops and coffee roasting companies to learn how much business owners make in the coffee industry. Here’s what we found.
by Garrett Oden | September 13, 2023

At Clutch Coffee Bar, Drive-Thru Reigns Supreme

Drive-thrus can feel rushed and impersonal. But folks like Clutch Coffee Bar are reimagining the drive-thru model as a vehicle for fun, friendly, and fast customer experiences.
by Anne Mercer | September 1, 2023

How Technology Empowers Coffee Shops to Deliver Consistent Quality

Consistent coffee quality is the key to driving repeat customers. But consistency can be difficult to maintain without the right tools in your arsenal.
by Anne Mercer | July 14, 2023