Midwest Living Review
For a true taste of down-home Kansas goodness, pull up a chair at Marigold Bakery Cafe. Customers sit at farmhouse kitchen tables, conversing over their mounded platters of food. In the back kitchen, an army of women pulls crusty loaves from toasty ovens. Sugary treats include cookies, cinnamon-pecan rolls, coffee cakes, muffins, scones and cherry Danish. We love the baby 6-inch pies ($3.75 to $4.50); flavors change daily (coconut cream, lemon meringue, chocolate cream, peach, apple and cherry). The chalkboard lists dozens of cookie choices. And, at just $1 each, we say buy several. For lunch, the $7.75 half sandwich-baby greens salad combo and a fresh-squeezed glass of strawberry lemonade is light yet satisfying on a hot summer day. Try the veggie sandwich with cucumber, onion, tomato and provolone cheese. You can't push back from the kitchen table without a square of warm caramel-drizzled pecan praline bread pudding, $3.50. Take Marigold's goodness home with a box mix of oatmeal-streusel crumble Kansas Coffee Cake ($5), based on Susan's mother's recipe.