There is a great cafe in New Franklin up on the bluff called The Gathering Place. Food was great with homemade deserts. To get to it you need to go north from the trailhead on Hwy 5 a couple of blocks then left on Broadway for another couple of blocks. There number is 660-848-9993. Katy's Roundhouse always seems closed but the Gathering Place is great. Note that if you are coming from the west that the trailhead is not at Katy's Roundhouse but a bit further east on the trail.
posted Sep 11 2011 9:36PM
- John K , Webster Groves, MO
Update to this: The Gathering Place appears to be closed nowadays according to the interwebs.
posted Oct 7 2016 9:45AM
- Devin, St. Louis