A love for her grandfather’s furniture and collectibles
A love for her grandfather’s furniture and collectibles inspired Nicole Duggan early in life. She still cherishes items that were once part of his home, and they are now part of her own. She also loves to search for items that were once sources of pride before being discarded for all things new. The back bar at Cannon Smoked in Sunrise Beach features one of those. Those oak shelves and glass-enclosed cabinets were once used for displays and organization in a drug store. Mrs. Duggan’s latest venture blends her love of antiques with her love for innovation and community.
Inside, the old has been repurposed. A fine cedar counter once used in a grocery serves as the main counter for Funky Buffalo. An antique candy counter tempts with candies that have stood the test of time. They pleased kids who are now grown and gray, and they still please kids today.
Much more than coffee
Customers can drive through or step inside to order coffee or espresso, as well as boba tea, lemonade, smoothies, and lots more. They can grab from a variety of cookies, scones, wraps, Chicken Salad sandwiches, soups, and salads.
At the east end of the building is a sitting room those who wish to drink coffee, and read or search the Internet using Funky Buffalo’s WiFi.
Other special features of the building include a natural stonewall that stands as a backdrop for gift items. There are several local boutiques inside to shop while looking around.
A cedar wall was part of the original home built in the 1950s, and it glows under the warm track lighting. Nearby are arches formed from two trees, hollowed out and polished to a fine shine like the shine on the cedar wall. Along this wall are shelves featuring coffees and coffee accessories.
A place of community and friendship
The space is inviting and cozy, wonderful for community and friendship. Here at The Funky Buffalo we honor our family through respect for the past, and remember our Kansas roots by featuring the buffalo that roam the Kansas plains with a painting titled “Color of the Plains” by OK Cherokee artist, Bill Rabbit, a centerpiece in the business named Funky Buffalo.