A dining guide for Wayne county told me to check out this cafe with a humble exterior in the small town of Millerton. I think this place was named Rose's Cafe before a renovation a year ago, and there seems to be only one other business open in town. A January day with a combination of freezing rain and dew known as Hoar Frost meant my photos were particularly colorless.
Location: 11 Highway J-22 in Millerton, population 53, in Wayne County, Southern Iowa.
Directions: The cafe is on the main street through town, County Road J-22, reached by State Highway 14 between Chariton and Corydon.
The Tenderloin: Breading was golden brown with just enough flavor to compliment the meat. The pork was steamy warm and soft to the touch. It was thicker on one side, but tender throughout. Served with fixins on a toasted bun. Overall 8.0 out of 10.
Also on the Menu: The menu is small and keeps is simple with burgers, pies and daily specials.
The Chili Cheese Fries were a nice big gloppy mess:
Service: Table service with a couple waitresses running around. I think the owner was working the counter.
Ambiance: This is a recently renovated and redone small town cafe with booth seats in one room and another dining room with tables. I think half the town was inside the cafe when I stopped in.
Final thoughts: Finding a good tenderloin in a small town always makes a sandwich lover feel good about taking detours from the beaten path. This place could use a sign on the highway, because Millerton is a small town.