We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin Boswell Boswell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Justin Boswell, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was really pulled to the idea of working for myself while creating a unique eating experience in my hometown.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our cafe is a lunch time only venue that opens up for private parties and caterings as these events arise. We put our family first and always make sure our schedule is free to watch our kids enjoy their activities. Our hours are limited to allow for family time for our employees as well. This was a difficult thing initially as customers questioned how we could pay our bills only working a few hours every day. It takes our kitchen crew ~40 hours/week to pull off our lunch rush each week. I can proudly say that our customers now appreciate how hard we all work to achieve a healthy work-family life balance. We really like working with local farmers to support what they do as well as showcase their hard work in tasty dishes and specials for our customers. We love to cook a wide variety of foods, such as a simple cheeseburger or pair local, seasonal items for someone’s private wine dinner.
The past two years have solidified what we’ve been learning since opening in 2010–cook good food and treat people well.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Eat–Marisco’s Mexican Restaurant. Asian Gardens. Drink–Athens Brewery.
Visit–New York, Texas, Zip Lines is always a fun time! We have several disc golf courses here in town. In cooler weather, hiking at the Arboretum is a must. The Freshwater Fisheries Center is a lot of fun for kids and adults both.
Shop–Atticus & Co is my favorite place to shop. We have a fun town square with locally owned boutiques and antique malls. It’s always a great day when we can park our car and spend a few hours walking from shop to shop to see what we find.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my family. It takes a whole group of people who love you and support you to pull off opening a business in your hometown. My family has been a source of encouragement and support for me over the past 12 years. Our customers are an extension of our family as they have faithfully showed up and come alongside us to support us and our staff both.

Website: railwaycafe.net

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