In late July of last year I set off on a long drive from Alabama to Colorado and back. Whenever I take trips, I like to spend as much time as possible on the backroads. On my way home, I stopped off in Clinton, Missouri, to have lunch in the historic downtown area and was thrilled to discover the Ben Franklin Coffee House. How cool is that?!?
I ordered the Ben Franklin, of course. Forgot to take a picture before digging in, but I did snap the menu.
Downtown Clinton is a quaint area.
Lots of statutes, monuments and markers. And, like most historic small towns nowadays, a mix of historic buildings and the 20th century make-a-buck real estate development. But they’ve done a good job of keeping the town square fairly historic.
If you’re traveling through Missouri by car, I recommend you stop off in Clinton and visit the historic downtown. It’s a quick mile or two off the interstate. And you can avoid traditional fast food in favor of something local. Not sure if the Ben Franklin Coffee House & Bistro is still in business because the link to their website delivered a “server not found” error.