2. Sis’s Restaurant
This former location for the Time of Day Cafe in Catawba has transformed into a go-to spot for all things comfort food.
It operated for many years as a restaurant run by Roberta Stonerock — affectionately known as Sis — before she decided to step out of the restaurant business forever. Looking for an opportunity to own a place of their own, Matt and Mandie Warner bought the location from Sis in 2017. Since then, they’ve been focused on classic Americana fare like homemade chicken and noodles, meatloaf and more.
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3. Mic’s Restaurant, A Fine Italian Cuisine
Mic’s has been in business more than 30 years, and anyone who has been there for a bite can tell you why. Focusing on house-made specialties, Mic’s is a go-to when you need a taste of Italy.
The restaurant features unique cafeteria-style ordering, but plenty of hospitality from the staff once you’re seated. Standard fare like lasagna and spaghetti are featured on the menu, but depending on the day, diners can also get specialty items like sirloin tips.
4. Coffee Expressions
This cafe has the distinction of being one of Springfield’s first coffeehouses. Founded back in 2004 by Ken Steele, Coffee Expressions filled a deep need in the community by providing quality brews made from the best products. Now, after celebrating nearly 15 years of service, the cafe continues providing lattes and sweet treats to whomever walks through its doors. The shop also received a Best in Springfield award in 2016.