Courtesy of Vintage Paris
By Caitlin Roller
If you’re looking for something off the beaten track in the Branson area, Vintage Paris in nearby historic Hollister offers delicious sandwiches and drinks along with a distinctly European atmosphere in a quiet location that makes it one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The restaurant has made a name for itself as a relaxing evening retreat for the area’s small college crowd. Recently, the longtime beverage specialist opened itself up to the lunch crowd with a small but rich selection of gourmet sandwiches. The cafe’s real standout, however, is not on the menu at all; a recently refurbished outdoor patio area glows at night with romantic low lighting and relaxing music, including frequent live shows by local artists. With eclectic details such as a selection of unusual chocolates and wines as well as specialty coffee drinks named after famous Frenchmen, Vintage Paris strives to offer a distinctly French experience in the heart of America.