Our Roots

Started in 1984 by Herman & Bertha Toevs, the Breadbasket was organized to meet the need of a place for their morning coffee & something light while gathering with friends and neighbors.

Originally located next door to the present day facility the menu graduated to soup & sandwiches at lunch time.  Due to poor health, Bertha closed the business in August of 1991.

After suffering a total loss to fire at the Hesston Colonial House, Craig & Marilyn King purchased and reopened the Breadbasket in May of 1992, bringing with them 8 years of successful restaurant experience.

They have expanded the menu, hours, and vision for the business, following a decision to abort plans for rebuilding the Colonial House.

In April 2005 employees Barry Lehman and George Eason along with their wives purchased the business from the Kings. In 2016 Chad Lehman joined the management team.

The present day facility includes seating for 164 people located in one of two dining rooms.  The cafeteria style operation provides for quick delivery of your food.  You can enjoy your meal in a casual atmosphere decorated with gift items that add warmth to the room.

Barry, George, and Chad look forward to the future growth of the business, and the rewards it will bring.


The Bakery

Our bakers start at midnight making our mouthwatering products.  A night’s sampling would include pies, sweet rolls, muffins, breads, cookies and of course zwieback for the weekend.  All are piping fresh when our doors open in the morning.  Swing by on your way to work and pick up a dozen of your favorite pastries to share with your coworkers.  For large or special orders give us 24 hours notice.  A sampling of our baked goods includes:

Cookies (doz) ……………………..…..$5.19

Cinnamon Rolls ……………………….$4.99

Nut, Raisin or Fruit Rolls ………….$6.19

Muffins (doz) ………………………….$12.09

Breads …………………………$4.99 – $5.49

Whole Pies …………………$11.99 – $14.99



6:30 – 10:30 Mon.-Sat

What a selection!  Our all you can eat breakfast buffet features fresh baked pastries, fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs and perhaps a few other items.  Buffet includes coffee, tea, and soda.  Milk and Juice are extra.

Adults are $8.49, seniors (60 and over) $7.49, kids 6-12 are $6.49 and 5 and under is a penny.

Lunch Menu

11:00 – 3:00 Mon.-Sat

Soup / Sandwich / Salad Bar

Dine in or carry out.  Our menu features a light meal that’s quick and convenient, with portions to fit the smallest to the most hardy appetite.  Our soup choices range from the traditional chicken borscht, a light vegetable soup, to cream of potato, a hearty thick cream soup.  We feature from 5 to 10 different homemade soups daily.  The sandwich choices are just as varied.  From sliced lean deli meats to perhaps, a bierock our choices will make your selection difficult.  Whatever the choice, you will be assured that the sandwich will be on one of our homemade light wheat buns that melt in your mouth.  To complete our lunch menu we also feature a large selection of fresh prepared salads on our salad bar.  Make your selection wisely so you will still have room for a piece of homemade pie!


Petite Size  8 oz  $4.79

Regular Size  16 oz  $6.39


Petite Size  half  $4.79

Regular Size  whole  $6.39

Salad Bar

Petite Size  7″ plate  $4.79

Regular Size  9″ plate  $6.39

Petite Combo

Any two items petite size $8.29

Regular Combo

Any two items regular size $9.89

Bulk Sales

Almost everything we prepare is available for sale in bulk, including our soups, salads, and sandwiches.

German Buffet

Every Friday and Saturday 4:00pm-8:00pm

For an authentic Dutch meal come visit us any Friday or Saturday night.  Many recipes included in the meal have been handed down for generations by the Mennonites as they immigrated from Germany through Russia to Kansas.  Some favorite foods on the buffet include: Verenika, fried potatoes, ham gravy, whole hog sausage, ham, zwieback, chicken borscht, horse radish, apple butter, and cherry mos’, along with a host of familiar staples.  Reservations for groups of 5 or more are suggested on these two nights, but not required!  Adults $13.49, over 60 $12.49, 7-12 $9.99, 6 and under are $.01.  Price includes drink and dessert.  An abbreviated lunch menu is also available.

Sunday Buffet

Every Sunday 10:30-2:00pm

Join us every Sunday for our 5 meat buffet which features our full salad bar, fresh rolls and breads.  Corn, green beans, mashed potatoes with turkey or beef gravy, potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, roast turkey, dressing, fantail shrimp, fried chicken, tilapia, and a 5th rotating meat (baked ham, meatloaf, bbq brisket, roast beef, roast pork) are on the hot food buffet.  Finish off your meal with hot fudge pudding, cobbler or some soft serve ice cream.  All for just $14.49

Our Recipes

Our recipes are the pride and joy of our business.  Some have been handed down for generations.  Most have been modified for food service equipment and production.  Many require specific brands of spices and seasonings not available to the public.  For these reasons we request that you not ask any of our staff for a recipe.  We will be happy to help direct you to a recipe similar to ours.

Gift Shop

The pictures and photos on the walls are courtesy of Heritage Home Furnishings

Steve Hayes owns and operates Heritage Home Furnishings located at 200 W. Broadway in Newton.

At Heritage Home Furniture we have high quality furnishings and accessories to fit any lifestyle.  Specializing in Mennonite Made Solid Oak Furniture.

219 N Main

Newton, KS  67114

(316) 283-3811

 Mon. thru Thur. 6:30am – 5:30pm

Fri. & Sat. 6:30am – 8:00pm

Sunday   10:30am-2:00pm