If you’re looking for the perfect handcrafted coffee beverage, a fresh-brewed cup of Joe, or maybe an authentic down-home breakfast go to with your steaming hot mug, you need look no further than Historic Downtown Branson … home to some of the best Java in town.
Three All-American Coffees
Branson’s three locally owned downtown diners, Clockers Cafe, Farmhouse Restaurant and Branson Cafe, serve cafe coffee at its best. It’s hot, it’s fresh, it’s bottomless … and there’s always a waitress nearby waiting to top off your mug.
Clockers Cafe is located on Commercial Street between Main Street and Pacific Street. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but may be best known for breakfast, which it serves all day. In addition to the bottomless cup of coffee, diners can choose from a variety of breakfast platters that include eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, steak and other mainstays. Clockers is open Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Farmhouse Restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and is located on Main Street a few doors down from Dicks 5 & 10. In addition to great coffee and great breakfast, the Farmhouse also is known for great down-home dinners, like catfish and chicken-fried chicken. You’ll regret not pairing your coffee with the blackberry cobbler a la mode.
The Branson Cafe is the city’s oldest restaurant, in continual operation since 1910. It is also located on Main Street. The coffee is fresh and hot all day, and breakfast includes pancakes, omelets, fried potatoes and more. Breakfast is served all day, but some griddle items may not be available during the lunch hour. Branson Cafe is open Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.
Locally Roasted, Freshly Steamed
If your coffee tastes lean toward the latte and cappuccino varieties, Downtown Branson also has you covered.
The Backstage Cafe and Wine Bar is located on Main Street inside The Branson Hotel, the city’s oldest lodging establishment. The cafe opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu are locally roasted specialty coffees and handcrafted espresso beverages, as well as an extensive wine list. There’s also an outdoor patio that frequently features live musicians at night.
Downtown Branson is also home to the city’s busiest coffee shop, Starbucks. Located on lower Main Street, across from the Hilton Convention Center Hotel and the Branson Landing, the free-standing cafe features a drive-through, free Wifi Internet and dozens of expertly crafted coffee and tea beverages. Starbucks opens at 5:30 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends.
Quiches, Brownies and Tea
Branson’s downtown is also home to two popular tea rooms, including the Wildwood Haven Tea Room, Bakery & Boutique and Ruby Lena’s Tea Room & Antiques.
Wildwood Haven serves soups, sandwiches, savory crepes, quiches, pies, cobblers, cakes and other amazing desserts. And don’t forget the cold and hot teas! The tea room is located on Commercial Street near the intersection of Commercial and Main.
Two blocks west on Main Street is Ruby Lena’s Tea Room & Antiques. Popular for lunch, the business serves hot teas, iced teas, flavored teas, and the menu includes salads, quiches, soups and more. And of course desserts like brownies, pies and cakes.