Since 1998, our mission is to serve delicious, home-prepared meals & desserts in a unique country setting.
We are located 20 minutes from downtown Springfield & the Lincoln sites and 10 minutes from Lincoln's New Salem State Park. We are in the town of Salisbury on Route 97, not Pleasant Plains as our zip code will send some people who do a search for the cafe.
Our building was crafted out of a local, 100-year-old barn and is filled with an eclectic mix of antique tables and chairs, articles from the past and local folk art of country scenes. The stone fireplace was patterned after the fireplaces in the cabins at New Salem Village. We have an enclosed "garden" patio that is used almost year-round & is air-conditioned or heated. Our main dining room seats up to 50, the enclosed garden patio seats 40 and customers can dine with their dog on the front porch. We accommodate buses, groups & special parties with reservations. We have a variety of gifts in our shop - Coffees, caramels, apparel, scarves, purses, jewelry, cards, pet products.
We open Tuesday - Saturday for lunch 11:00-2:00, desserts till 3:00
(early Spring through December).
Our signature items & best sellers on the menu are the cashew chicken salad, olivenut spread, savory crepes, our house broccoli salad & the mouth-watering pies & cakes. After lunch at the Morning Star Cafe, a visit to The Farm is only 15 minutes away. Another family-owned business offers a large walk-through garden with herbs, everlastings, theme gardens, a greenhouse, chicken coop, gift shop & B&B.