I worked for a few weeks at College Street Cafe in Springfield, MO on historic Route 66. I loved working there, but the schedule didn't work for me. I started ironically enough on National Waiters and Waitresses Day of May 21. If I remember correctly, it was built in 1957. It's located at Kansas Expressway at 1622 College Street.
That's the cook standing in front. Just the waitress and the cook. Can't beat that for simplicity. There's a regular clientele and they're memorable and enjoyable folks to be around. Plus, there's Route 66 travelers from all around the world.
Funny enough, a gentleman walked in one day and it was love at first sight. I know that sounds crazy and it sure has never happened to me before. And even though I'm not there anymore, I have a good feeling that I'll run into this man somewhere down the road. If it's meant to be, then it will be.