There's something about Winslow's Home and Farm that immediately puts guests at ease. It might be the creak of the wood floors, the shelves strewn with items from yesteryear, or the smell of farm-fresh eggs frying in a skillet. Whatever it is, this sweet cafe and shop is simply a perfect place to relax.
The 1926 building housing the operation was originally a general store, and that little-bit-of-everything spirit lives on. Plan to spend at least half an hour browsing the ecofriendly gifts, gardening books, sewing threads, organic tomatoes and wine selections. The place feels a bit like a high-end Cracker Barrel, and we mean that in the best possible way.
The order-at-the-counter cafe serves dishes made with ingredients grown on a farm in nearby Augusta, Missouri. The food is simple but lovingly prepared and delicious. A spinach, egg and cheese breakfast burrito ($8.50) has a slightly crisp exterior thanks to a last-minute grill on the panini press. Portions aren't too big, which is a good thing; you'll have room for the fabulous pie ($4 a slice). Breakfast is served until 2 p.m., and most meals fall in the $5 to $10 range. Winslow’s offers dinner, too, via three daily entrees that complement the lunch menu. Not so much a date-night spot, this place is more made for lingering with girlfriends after shopping. (No one blinked an eye when we stayed for two hours.)