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“Good food, Good Service, Very Welcoming!” – Clarita Vandermyde

“We always have a wonderful time, and this visit was no exception. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed a beautiful day and an excellent meal!” – Samantha F.

“Great, great, fantastic! Everything reminds me of Cracker Barrel… Only Better!” – Dallas Kasier

“Loved the food, loved the music, loved the decor! We drove from the Quad Cities and will be back!” – Cheryl Campbell

“Friendly service – Keep being friendly!!” – Nicole Schueller

“Leave It As It Is! Great Place, I will return! Loved the atmosphere, decor, and everyone is so nice!” – Ann Dingle

“Heirloom is one of my favorite places to go. I love the old fashioned atmosphere. It brings back memories of growing up on the family farm. I also love that Heirloom has a strong Christian background. Where can you go these days and find that? Just about nowhere!” – Carol S

“Nice Atmosphere & Very Friendly!” – Kristi David

Amazing Food! I absolutely love the food in the cafe. My favorite is the turkey gouda and the bread pudding is out of this world! It’s such an inviting and comfortable place to be. Will definitely be back again.” – gordn99 (on TripAdvisor)

“I enjoyed the creaminess of the feta” – Tasha Smith

“Had a group meeting here with a light dinner/appetizers. Was a great place to have food and talk with group members. They have a lot of interesting products including solar energy products.” – PROF_CONSULTANT (Top Contributor on TripAdvisor)

“I love the restaruant – food is great, staff is friendly and helpful and the decor is fabulous. I have already told my friends to stop when traveling in your direction. Very enjoyable place to dine!” – Diane M Scogland

“Best soup and sandwiches for miles! Have tried several of their homemade soups. All are delicious.” – msluci (on TripAdvisor)

“Whenever I have out of town guests, this is where I take them for our out to eat experience. My friend from Kentucky was here and he was very impressed with the food and the dining area is so spotless. Also loved the gift shop and much more. Heirloom is the #1 place. Good, healthy food, tremendous atmosphere and the folks who work there are just super good people. Can’t go wrong!!” – Veronica D

“Great choices for a roadside stop. Just unusual enough but familiar too! Betty the greeter was great!” – Larrie & Rita McCue

“I enjoy the friendly staff and fast service. The restaruant is very clean and appealing to the eye. I like browsing though the shop for the unusual ideas they have on display. Just a very nice place to visit and enjoy the great food.” – Eileen Hughes

“Loved how friendly the staff was. The food was soooo good.” – Bobbie Miller

“You offer a refreshing menu from the typical menus of other cafes and need I say fast food places.Your food is delicious only to be out done by your homemade baked goods. Good food,friendly staff,and a relaxed home atmosphere.– Doreen Fenzel

“Nice hostess and great service!” – Ronald & Sharon Herlaud

“My wife and I were traveling through the area on our anniversary and decided to stop in for a quick bite and get back on the road. We were just expecting the usual quicky casual food but were very pleasantly surprised by the menu and the food. They offer sandwiches, croissants and paninis along with homemade soup for lunch. We both had paninis and potato bacon soup. Both were very, very good. They have a lot of homemade baked goods as well, so we also had a fruit tart for dessert and took home a tray of cinnamon rolls, which were also very good. … So if you happen to be heading through town, give them a try. Good food awaits.” – Eric M.

“Tomato Basil Soup – Wonderful!” – Sharon Lefever

“I enjoyed the Tomato Soup!” – Karen

“It was all delightful. Everything was very tasteful, everyone is friendly.” – Melissa Varner

“Where do I start!? My wife and I love this place; it truly has something for everyone. PHENOMENAL aesthetics, food, and variety! They hire very friendly workers who make the dining experience just that much better. If you haven’t taken the time to visit this place, it’s an absolute must that you MAKE the time as soon as you can! :)” – Aaron F.

“Amazing place.” – Keith Barber

“Loved the bread pudding” – Pamela Brown

“When we were there for the 1st time, Jordan Danielson was GREAT! Good food – coffee-music & fun time! I recommend this!” – Linda Graves

“”The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff smiling and wanting to see that your meal is too your liking. A plus was the split of wine we enjoyed and my guest will be back as I will.” – Dorothy C Vargen

“We enjoy that you have a different menu than every other restaurant in the area. Your establishment is always clean and it has a pleasant homey atmosphere. Everyone is always very friendly and helpful too.” – Elizabeth Patterson

“We love the healthy food options you offer, the clean restaurant/bathrooms and your wonderful outdoor seating. We make it a point to stop first at Heirloom Cafe on our many trips up Route 84 for a fantastic cup of coffee.” – Teri Blake

“It was our first time dining at your cafe. Our food was delicious, delivered quickly and the staff easily answered all our questions. We have already recommended it to others. The gift shop has great shopping. Stocked with many items we hadn’t seen before. Love finding new and unusual things!” – Kimberly Gridley

“You can’t improve on what is perfect.” – Tom Kelton

“Love the choices! Today I tried Greek Chicken (my New favorite!) Soup was delicious!” – Joan Frye

“I love everything about the Heirloom Market and Cafe! The food is fabulous! I have yet to try something that I have not loved! The atmosphere and people are also wonderful!” – Cindy Fosdick Fraser

“Loved it!!! Super cute place with great food.” – Sheila Pilgrim Dublo

“This is a great place, great atmosphere. Whatever you add for food, I’m sure will be as tasty as the rest. Keep doing what you’re doing. Our first visit was great!” – Raymond Fink

“The Atmosphere – Betty was great and the guy at the register” – Sherrill Whitmore

“Your soups and sandwiches are great. Potato Bacon – Wonderful!” – Carol Stash

“I’m glad to post a comment/referral for Heirloom Market in Thomson, Ill. conveniently located along Hwy 84 near the Upper Mississippi River Valley. A great scenic area, beautiful State Campground a.k.a., The Causeway, which overlooks the river, barge activity through Lock and Dam 13, eagle and great white pelicans and much more.

The Cafe has organic, homemade delicious choices served by a helpful and friendly, upbeat staff. Local music very enjoyable at special times. The gift shop offers a delightful mix for every age of wonderful products and choices. An Heirloom Seed Catalogue is available as well as helpful information on their alternative energy systems onsite.

Wintertime enjoy ice skating and Christmas decorations. Warmer months, the patio is grand and so are the handmade decorative wooden items and furniture available for purchase.

The Staff truly adds to the experience, the food including baked goods and coffee bar is wonderful.

I visit this worth while venue several times during each visit to northern Illinois. The atmosphere and all they offer is a gem.” – Eileen



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