Invalid Displayed GalleryThe Strawn Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Zim’s Cafe Saturday, April 1st. Zim’s Cafe is open on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., but could extend hours and days in the future, depending on demand.
The unique, historic building has been sitting in the location on Hwy 16 just north of Strawn since the 1920s. Zim Zimicki owned the property originally and it’s best known by locals as the old Dr. Pepper bottling plant.
Gary Cunningham and Diana Barrett now own the property and have used it in the past as the location for a Saturday morning Farmers Market. The produce and eggs used in the Cafe’s menu items are as fresh as it gets, being harvested from their garden and collected from their chickens.
George Lovette, owner of Lovette’s Last Stand, brings his variety of handmade bread each Saturday. Dining is available inside and outside under the awning in front. The fare is a healthy variety of breakfast and lunch items.