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We are blessed to have owned & operated Trails Cafe and Cafe Catering since 2003. Our cafe is casual, homey, cozy and furnished with old large harvest tables great for large gatherings. The cafe boasts a rich history of traditional inspired comfort food and unparalleled service.  Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Trails Cafe was recently (Nov 2017) voted one of the Top 20 Best Local Eateries in Kansas by Kansas Magazine! It has been a part of the Holton community since 1965 & is known for home-style food and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Home-cooked smells, laughter, soft upbeat music, familiar faces, friendly service, AND delicious food is what you will find at Trails Cafe. We've also been voted Best Steaks and Best Family Eatery in NE Kansas...serving only USDA choice steaks. Also voted Kansas Best 150-whole catfish in 2012. Local faves include Hot Beef Sandwiches, Fried Chicken Salad, Home Made Soups & Chili, and Home Made Desserts: Oooey Gooey Brownies Ala Mode is out of this world! Pressure fried chicken is a fave! It is pressure cooked to make it moist and juicy. It takes a while but it's worth the wait. Other menu items include Italian, Seafood, Sandwiches, and our Fresh Salad Bar. Juicy Prime Rib every Saturday night. We also provide Farm to Table burgers with beef raised by local families. Trails ever-popular salad bar is always fresh and includes homemade potato, pea & broccoli salad.

NEW at Trails Cafe!  "THE STATION"

We have renovated and repurposed the gas station attached to the cafe!  The Station features a new gift shop called CAFE CO-OP full of fun giftables, home decor, seasonal gifts, jewelry and a few junky things.  A BAR!  Yes, we now have a bar where you can have a cold beer or wine cooler and watch the big game on our 3 televisions!  We serve our regular menu in the bar so don't hesitate to cozy up in our bar.  Last but not least we have a huge room ready for your special events and we have scheduled a few of our own including a comedy night, live country music and live rock and blues.  Please call Cindy if you would like to learn about renting the new space!


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KANSAS MAGAZINE VOTED US TOP 20 BEST LOCAL EATERY - 2017

We are blessed to have owned & operated

Trails Cafe and Cafe Catering

Since 2003.  Our cafe is casual, homey, cozy and furnished with old large harvest tables great for large gatherings. The cafe boasts a rich history of traditional inspired comfort food and unparalleled service.  Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.