Posts Tagged ‘Colo IA’

Farmers Market: Thursdays at Colo cafe & motel

June 10, 2010

Scott Berka writes that while the city of Colo, Iowa, is still looking for someone to lease the cafe at Reed/Niland Corner, a farmers market will take place there Thursdays from July 1 – September 23, 4pm – 7pm.

FRESH Produce! ~ ORIGINAL Crafts!
HOME BAKED goods! ~ Ice Cream!

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Colo Farmers’ Market, reserve a table for a week or the season by emailing them at or for more information contact Colo Development Group at (641) 377-2278. The adjacent Colo Motel continues in operation.

Niland’s Cafe in Colo, IA, closes — for now

September 14, 2009

Colo, Iowa, city clerk Scott Berka wrote to say the Colo Development Group has decided to close the much-loved Niland’s Cafe. Friday was its last day open.


Berka wrote, “We will still rent the motel rooms through the development group office (641) 377-2238. We are studying possible alternative uses for the cafe. One suggestion has been to make it available for meetings and special events. We would also be receptive to the right party leasing the facility and keeping it as a cafe.”

Updated hours at Niland's Cafe in Colo, Iowa

August 17, 2009

At least three Lincoln Highway travelers have asked recently about the operating hours at the restored Niland’s Cafe in Colo, Iowa. I reported in my new Lincoln Highway Companion book that they were closed Monday — they are, and Tuesday too.

The cool cafe is open:

Wed thru Sat, 6:30 a.m – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Check for current hours by clicking the Reed/Niland Corner link at left, and then the cafe link. Don’t forget there are newly restored overnight rooms too.