We also opted for one of the lunch entrees, which are served all day, instead of a traditional breakfast. Lunch fare, I hoped, would trick my body into believing it was normal to be awake at this hour. The Chicken & Egg had everything I want in a cheat dish—potatoes, fried chicken, cheese, gravy, fried egg. It was insanely indulgent, and I loved the mixture of textures. There’s some witchcraft making those creamy potatoes so addictive, and the fried chicken’s breading was plenty crunchy.
The cafe is open until midafternoon and also has grain bowls, salads and soups on the menu, which makes it a cozy option for lunch if you hate your morning alarm as much as I do. If you’re craving more than a classic diner or you need to simply shake up your routine, pop into this art-filled gem on Nixa’s Main Street.