100 E Pine St, Strafford, 417- 630-2765
Start your stroll off with something sweet from Allie Mae’s Bakery. Serving indulgent cakes, cookies, pies and much more from 7 a.m. every weekday and 8 a.m. on Saturdays, Allie Mae’s is a great way to give yourself a morning sugar rush. If you’re like me and prefer a savory breakfast, Allie Mae’s also has sandwiches, pretzel buns and other non-sugar-centric choices.
100 E. Pine St., Strafford, 417-736-0035
If, also like me, starting your day is impossible without at least one cup of coffee, Common Grounds Coffee Shop shares a space with Allie Mae’s Bakery. The smell of fresh coffee and fresh baked treats alone is enough for a promising start to a tour of Strafford, and Common Grounds has everything from traditional house coffee to honey almond lattes and ice-cold frappes.