The Basil Leaf Cafe

  • 616 W. 9th Street Lawrence, KS 66044
  • 785-856-0459
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These long-time Lawrence cooks are specializing in Italians dishes — pastas, with salads, soups and sandwiches. They also serve breakfast — classics like biscuits and gravy and egg dishes, as well as fare likely unique to the Basil Leaf, such as their breakfast lasagna.


lilyanne 12 years, 5 months ago on The Basil Leaf Cafe

Business Hours are 11am - 8pm Mon- Wed, 11am-9pm Thurs-Sat, closed Sun

pimeamark 13 years, 2 months ago on The Basil Leaf Cafe

First of all the map on the front page of this place is wrong currently. It's on 6th street near kasold at phillips 66, near spangles. I drove around for a while before I realized it. The food here is really good though. This is easily the best italian place in lawrence. I know thats not saying much, but it really is good. The price is between 8-10 bucks but the portions are huge for the pasta and the quality is great. I had the risotto for my first time and unlike the above comment, mine wasnt salty at all and actually was perfectly al dente. The sandwiches are good too. I grew up in an italian family and I basically refuse to eat anything pasta-related in this town because im very picky in that regard, but i'll eat here all day. Highly recommended.

fascinating_person 13 years, 2 months ago on The Basil Leaf Cafe

Had heard good things from two different friends, but was disappointed when we went. I had the asparagus risotto, which was prepared fresh, but was unfortunately extremely salty. My husband's meal was also unbearably salty. Maybe they were just having an off day when we went in, but I wasn't impressed. Hope to hear different, better things about the Basil Leaf Cafe in the future.

Amanda Woodward Davis 13 years, 4 months ago on The Basil Leaf Cafe

The gas station is a Phillips 66, not an Amoco. Just wouldn't want anyone to be confused.

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