Tuesday, 20 December 2011 by Matthew Girard
Belton native Toby Sue Rutherford has come back to her hometown to give residents a taste of her and her sister's dream.
That dream turned out to be Toby Sue's Café, located at 119 N. East St., when Rutherford and her two sisters opened the café in July.
"Toby Sue's was a dream of my sisters and myself," Rutherford said.
Before coming back to Belton, Rutherford spent 40 years in California raising five children and being a grandmother to 14 grandchildren.
Although Rutherford said she wasn't expecting to be back in Belton, she is happy that she is back.
"This is a homecoming for me," Rutherford said. "Coming home, I've reacquainted myself with people I knew and I've made a lot of new friends as well."
Last Friday, the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce helped Rutherford "officially" open her café with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Toby Sue's offers homemade soups and sandwiches.
"We offer soup, sandwiches, fruit and cookies. Everything is homemade from scratch," Rutherford said. "I wanted a place where the locals could come and feel spiritually fed and just to be fed at the same time."
Toby Sue's also offers catering services and homemade crafts from local artists.
"Most everybody that comes in comes back and brings friends. All the local businesses have been very supportive."
Sandwiches range from $4.95 to $6.95 and a bowl of soup is $4.95.
Toby Sue's hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Rutherford said she is excited to be back around Belton residents.
"I'm just so glad to be home among the people here," Rutherford said. "I hope the community that I love will pay me a visit."
For more information, call (254) 933-2123.