Best Breakfast, Family Friendly Restaurant, Home Cooking
Coleen is such a pleasant person to work with, she has a service rst heart of gold. She always has
a smile on her face and never meets a stranger when they walk into our o ce. Coleen’s love of
service is a huge asset to all Members of Van Zandt County Farm Bureau.
Please join me in Congratulating Coleen Zwick!
- J.J. Wilson, Agency Manager Van Zandt County Farm Bureau
Thank you for voting me the best receptionist
two years in a row for Van Zandt County.
VAN ZANDT COUNTY
903.567.4164 281 East HWY 243, Canton, TX 75103
Kenneth and Catherine Long opened
DownHome Cafe in Canton in 2005. The
family restaurant provides just what it says
it does, friendly service and home-style
cooking like you used to get back home.
“DownHome Cafe is built on Christian
principles,” the Longs said. “Proverbs 3:6
says if we acknowledge God in all our
ways, he will direct our paths. We believe
God led us to start DownHome Cafe and
we believe the reason we’ve been suc-
cessful is that we acknowledge God in
our menu, on our guest checks and at the
It is easy to see why readers picked
DownHome as one of their favorites. The
cafe was voted best home cooking, break-
ing and family friendly restaurant.
Although the Longs have only had
DownHome Cafe in Canton since 2005,
they have been in the restaurant business
all their lives. Mrs. Long grew up working
in her dad’s restaurant in Dallas and Mr.
Long started out working for a national
hamburger chain while still in high school,
eventually becoming a franchisee. “We
sold our franchise and moved back home
to Texas in April, 2005,” he said.
“Catherine and I swore we would never
get back in the restaurant business but
God had other plans,” said Long. “We read
about a restaurant for sale in the
so, just for grins, we went
to look at it. We both had such a strong
feeling about it that we bought the restau-
rant. That was late June of 2005 and we
opened on Aug. 2, 2005.”
“The perfect business day is when
someone tells us that a verse of scripture
that was written on the back of their guest
check made an impact on their day or
their life,” said Long.
Come home to DownHome Cafe
nd we believe the reason we’ve been
successful is that we acknowledge
God in our menu, on our guest checks
and at the front counter.