By Taylor Boyd
Patrick County’s newest business, The Crossroads Café in Woolwine, is opening to meet growing demand for food in the area.
Kathleen Yoder, owner, said she was approached around Christmas by the building’s owner to start another business there.
“We already own the Bread Basket in Floyd, Virginia, and so they were interested in having something very similar down there in that space,” she said.
Yoder said she and her husband looked at their finances and prayed about it before making a final decision in February.
The Crossroads Café plans a soft opening on August 5, and a grand opening later in September.
“I am passionate about making food and presenting something that people love and want to come back, not necessarily just for the food, but for the experience of talking to us or whatever. It’s more about connection than it is about the food,” Yoder said, adding she believes food is an entity to get into contact with people.
“We’re excited about” the new venture, “and it sounds like everyone else is too. We hope it continues to be that way,” Yoder said.
The café will sell a variety of desserts including pies, cookies, small cheesecakes, and muffins, and include a coffee bar. There will also be a deli where subs and toasted sandwiches will be made.
“We’ll have a small sitting area on one side, and then on the other side, we’ll have some snacks, some chips, some drinks” available for purchase, Yoder said.
Although she “lives” at The Bread Basket, Yoder said her husband works in Woolwine, and she anticipates being there quite a bit.
“I’ll probably check in to both places at least once a day. Whether I actually make some sandwiches or brew some coffee or anything like that, I’ll be around,” she said.
While she does not know what the future holds, Yoder said plans are cooking for future expansions.
“But we’re not sure which way we’re going to go next. Maybe a donut shop, maybe a new coffee shop somewhere else. We don’t know, but we’ll see. Only the good Lord knows,” she said.
Yoder is currently accepting applications for The Crossroads Café and The Break Basket. Interested individuals should call the eatery at 540-745-5382 and leave a message for Yoder, email her at Crossroadscafe2021@gmail.com, or stop in for an application.
For more information, visit the café’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/CrossroadsCafe.