Cafe Barnabas


Topeka’s Only Exclusively Tea Focused Cafe


Not-For-Profit Youth Development Organization  

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Our Story

Excellence in Passion and Vision

Cafe Barnabas is a platform for student connection. We desire to allow every student who volunteers with us to shine by equipping them with skills and knowledge they can be proud of and YOU can taste in the cup.

Quality Loose Leaf TEA is a sensory rich beverage that provides us with boundless conversation topics and is our primary relational tool.  At Cafe Barnabas, you’ll experience not only a warm, caring environment but one of the best and most innovative cups of tea you can find in this country.

Recognized Excellence 

Best Tea Campaign  2020

World Tea Media

Kombucha MicroBrewery

A Trendy, carbonated beverage hand crafted right in our West Ridge Mall Cafe.  This health packed brew is refreshingly tart.  Our local BoochMaster carefully selects fresh fruits and flavors to pair with tones developed during fermentation. Enjoy in the cafe or grab a growler to go!

Bubble Tea

It’s that COOL! Be WOWed by one of our real fruit puree bubble teas or authentic milk teas. 

Artisan Tea

Carefully and socially sourced teas provide the perfect conversation starter. Cafe Barnabas features both tea to take home loose leaf, the accessories to make tea easy, and innovative tea infusions sure to entice your senses.  All Shift Leads successfully complete four weeks of rigorous hands-on and classroom tea education, a rite of passage for the privilege of helping you discover the PERFECT TEA!

Nitro Tea

Cafe Barnabas is primarily staffed by volunteer students! That’s right! Our volunteers are the magic behind the innovation.  This high energy group of students will dream up anything, try anything, and craft a tea unlike anything you’ve ever sipped.  See for yourself. Enjoy a Craft On Draft Nitro Chai. 


Enjoying a cup of tea shouldn’t be hard! We offer durable, well crafted tea steepware focused on your lifestyle.   Take your tea game up a level by picking up one of our helpful educational resources.


What People are Saying

Very Positive

Very positive vibe. Love being there with a tea, talking to the kind staff.


“Super Nice & To Die For Teas”

This place has the best employees in the world. Super nice and the teas are to die for. We love those tapioca pearls!!!

Susie F

“I will be back! ”

If you’re a fan of tea, this is the place to go. Kevin and his staff are extremely well-versed in the products they sell, and are more than happy to tell you about it.


“Hipster Vibe”

Hipster vibe, nice little stop while shopping along the plaza.

Danielle F

Hours of Operation

11:00am – 8:00pm


West Ridge Cafe



Cafe Barnabas 

West Ridge Mall 

1801 SW Wanamaker Rd. 

Topeka, KS 66604


2nd Floor across from Food Court