SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two restaurants in downtown Springfield received national and international recognitions, respectively, this month. One is The Coffee Ethic and the other is Farmer's Gastropub.
Zagat, a Google-owned website that rates places where travelers might go, named The Coffee Ethic as the best place in Missouri to get a cup of coffee. Zagat put it on its list of 51 great places to enjoy joe.
Here's what Zagat said about The Coffee Ethic:
"This joe joint in Springfield's quaint downtown square focuses on serving up single-origin coffee, prepared one cup at a time. The whole 'ethical' biz in the name is not a bunch of BS either - their coffee comes from PT’s Coffee Roasters, chocolate-based bevies are made with Askinosie Chocolate (a Springfield company that’s risen to national cult fame), and the shop’s repurposed wood tables and benches are recycled from trees that were devastated in the Ozarks’ 2007 ice storm."