Ok, I am not a fancy food critic, but I am very passionate about good food and amazing restaurants!! So I have to share this with all of you !!!
We were driving through Kansas, we had left Texas in the morning and our goal was to make it at least into South Dakota!! A long drive?, YES!! So we have two hungry kiddos and a car that needed more fuel, of course.
We jump online to see what’s available in the next town. We saw Pizza and coffee!! So if you know me at all I LOVE coffee and trying new and different types, so I take this as a win. Even though pizza was not on my gentle foods list, it said they had pasta.
We pull into this little town in Kansas called Belleville and stop at the gas station. Nice friendly place !! So we agreed to look for the pizza and coffee place. Very easy to find even though it’s off the highway. And this place has a vibe that pulls you in!!
Wood Shop. Ok I know !! But honestly this was the best pizza and pasta place I have ever eaten at!!! the food was absolutely amazing!!! Even though I had to accept that they had absolutely no coffee, none!, not even an old normal cup of black coffee. Covid-19 has affected everything and it made this sweet family run business have to make a choice. This trip was about trying new things anyway, so I tried something new !!!
This soda was delicious! I don’t care for much soda but I will have a root beer every now and then. This though, my taste buds were dancing !!! This was by far one of the best things I had tried on our adventure!! Birch tea is something I have heard so many good things about, so I had to try this and I was happy I did.
The atmosphere of this little tucked away restaurant was something I hope we can find more of in the future! The people would stop and ask how we were, people we have never seen before. The chatter amongst the guests was full of life and happiness, and it made you feel the joy this community shared. The line to order was a constant flow of people! This family has created a treasure, a place for others to feel connected!
The food was absolutely amazing!! Even the dessert was great!! And the dessert menus made me laugh, and I thought YES! We found home!!!!
It is very rare for me to be amazed by restaurants, I really don’t expect much with all the huge chains available these days. This little family run Pizza place, with its wood fired foods was truly an EPIC experience, and a much needed experience! It makes me believe we still live in a great country where community matters!!!
If you are ever driving through Kansas on highway 81 you need to plan to visit Wood Shop Pizza and Coffee. You will NOT regret it.
From the food, to the decor, to the amazing people, and the atmosphere , you will feel like you belong and you will take away wonderful memories!!! I know this experience for me and my family will always be a cherished memory!!
Love and Light