Carolyn’s Essenhaus

104 E Main
Arlington, 67514
Good food and friendly small town service! Hats off to the Amish Mennonites! I highly recommend the biscuits and gravy for breakfast.
Carolyn's Essenhaus... superb! This is a cream-of-the-crop restaurant! Homemade bread. Homemade everything. For over 20 years Carolyn's Essenhaus has provided deliciousness to the people in Arlington, Kansas and the surrounding areas. The service is super. The menu is extensive. The coconut cream pie is outstanding. If in the area, I highly recommend this local restaurant. It beats all chain restaurants hands down. Go there. You'll be glad you did.
You will have a sudden craving for pie. You will here a voice: "If she bakes it, you will come..." You won't know why, but you'll get into your car, and you'll drive, and keep driving, passing through Wichita, Hutchinson, and you'll turn on to the main street of the tiny town of Arlington, Kansas, where the grocery store has a hand-lettered sign. There, in the middle of the block, you'll see Carolyn's, which has been there 22 years. You'll want to go in. It's not a bakery, as Yelp has it categorized, so you'll see people eating pretty wonderful food, and Mennonite women serving them. Eat if you like, as you've been on a long journey. Buy some bread for the road back, or some fresh jam, but whatever you do, GET THE PIE. They change every day. I had a coconut meringue that was the lightest, cloud-like treat with perfectly toasted coconut on top. The lemon meringue was equally amazing. Her fruit pies are works of art. In fact, I might just advise you to skip the dinner and do dessert twice. You'll want to sample. When you get back in your car, BOOKMARK this place on Yelp. You'll want to find it again if you pass this way.

(620) 538-4711

Bakeries, American (Traditional)

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