Youngsville Cafe

It’s located along the old Lincoln Highway, now Highway 30, near Watkins, Iowa. The cafe was built in 1931 by Joe Watkins, who set it up for his widowed daughter Lizzie Wheeler to run it to support her family.

It is now owned by the Youngsville Highway History Association and although it’s currently closed, they are planning on opening for limited hours in 2022.

Address: 2409 73rd St, Watkins, IA 52354 (exact google map location)

The vintage gas pumps in front of the cafe, which one served as a Skelley gas station.

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