Café on the Route

Café on the Route  |  Richard and Amy Snell

1101 Military Ave.  |  Baxter Springs, KS  |  620-856-5646

Mmmmm…what a great surprise and even better café!  Sometimes when on the road with the guys from Rare Visions, eating can be a conundrum.  Food rules attempt to abound…for Don – must have vegetarian food, but not just vegetables… for Mike – no chains… for Randy – he’s is pretty easy as long as he doesn’t have to eat cooked fruit… for me – just feed me every 4 hours and no one gets hurt.

Café on the Route, on Old Route 66 in Baxter Springs, is one of the best food stops we have ever had.  It occupies the 1870 Crowell bank building, robbed in 1876 by Jessie James and Cole Younger. The food was truly exquisite, very reasonable prices, and we were lucky enough to have Amy (one of the proprietors) select our meals.  (I had the Adobe Chicken – highly recommended)  The restaurant was recently featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,  (which Don was one of the camera guys, and tipped us off.)

Waaaay too much good food so early in the day, I didn’t need to eat again…luckily, since one of the next stops was at Prairie Nut Hut in Altoona, KS…home of prairie oysters.