In downtown Lawrence, Kansas, Wake the Dead lives up to its name by serving a menu that delivers an intoxicating sugar high from early morning until the sun has gone down and nearly come up again. Choose from an indulgent selection of both cake and raised donuts that changes daily – check social media for current offerings – in tempting flavors like Unicorn cake, chocolate frosted, watermelon and Mango Tang.
On the savory side, there are “brinner” options such as fried chicken tenders with a side of eggs, or pancakes and bacon-filled breakfast sandwiches served on sliced, unglazed donuts. Order a cozy coffee drink for a pick-me-up or choose to unwind with a Cereal Killer: boozy cocktails like the Honey Nut Cheerios made with bourbon and Barenjager, or the Fruit Loops made with Malibu passion fruit rum.
Open since March and located upstairs from John Brown’s Underground, this new round-the-clock breakfast spot is already serving sellout crowds on weekends.
Wake the Dead, 7 East Seventh St., Lawrence, Kansas, 785.408.7163, wtdbreakfastbar.com