The Notebook Café

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Click the cover to learn more, or purchase The Notebook Cafe 2nd Book Release 'Heart of a Warrior', by Shelly Thompson

Visit our sweet little shop in the historic bank lobby, restored vault, and land office of 'The Cafe' called The Vault. Where else would you keep treasured finds? We have specially selected one-of-a-kind items, primitives, farm decor, vintage and repurposed items, home decor, wooden and tin signs, and gift items...we have a great selection, reasonably priced. The Vault at 'The Cafe' select days only.  

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Welcome to The Notebook Café -- a faith based inspirational café filled with

words of encouragement.

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The Notebook Cafe. You'll find our special Christmas story 'The Christmas Fragrance' by Shelly Thompson, with devotional thoughts by Deb Martin. The story takes place in the heart of Chicago where Caroline is looking for a mother. Although Maude's husband has passed she is still longing for the child she and her husband never had. They meet at the  perfume counter and discover the beautiful fragrance of each journey that God has brought together. They also discover the 'real' family...the family of God. 

The Cafe Fall 2019 Dates

Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 - 12:00

(only 3 spots left)

Saturday, October 26th FULL

Saturday, November 16th, 10:00 - 12:00


Christmas at 'The Cafe' 

Saturday, November 30th, 10:00 - 12:00

(only 5 spots left)

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 - 12:00 (FULL)

A new date has been added - Saturday, December 7th, 2:30 - 4:30

(9 spots let)

Thank you for visiting!  We're brewing up fresh words of inspiration and faith for the journey. Please visit us often and be refreshed in our café of words. So that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed. Romans 15:32 Click here to learn more about us...

Click here to read My Testimony...'The Door' - Shelly

'The Cafe' first premier video with Karen Abercrombie, Miss Clara in the movie War Room. 

The Notebook Cafe Devotions

'The Cafe' guests enjoy brunch, devotion time, and a tour of the 1875 historical bank building. Contact for more information! Reservations required. 

GOD how God started The Notebook Café. A time of obedience, trust, and steps of faith.

Now you can order The Notebook Cafe Baseball Tee! Printed locally these shirts are high quality and super soft for comfort. Click here for more information!

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Don't let the enemy steal your marriage. Discover the testimony of allowing God to heal your relationship. 

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Nestled in between Des Moines and Omaha is the historic sweet town of Walnut, Iowa. The Notebook Café has an amazing and unique place we call 'The Cafe' located in the oldest standing building in the small Midwest town of Walnut, Iowa.  Inside our renovated circa 1875 bank building, you'll enjoy the signature 'Cafe' brunch, special devotion time with The Notebook Cafe Publisher, Shelly Thompson, and a tour of the circa 1875 historic bank building restored by Shelly, her husband, and parents. Since the fall of 2017 'The Cafe' has welcomed many women's groups including Bible Study and circle groups, Birthday gatherings, sisters, mother's and daughter's, and lifetime friends. After your time at 'The Cafe' you can leisurely stroll along the quaint brick lined streets of Walnut and enjoy several amazing shops featuring vintage, shabby, recycled, upscaled, and repurposed finds, along with amazing food and bakery items at the local bakery, ice cream in the 50's style eatery 'Banana Split', of a full menu of home cooking at Emma Jean's. 'The Cafe' is a great meet-up for a 'Girl's Day Out with God!' where you'll be refreshed in the Word...enjoy a relaxed time of fellowship with friends...and have fun with some great shopping and eating! Don't forget about Birthday parties (who wouldn't want to celebrate their Birthday in an 1875 historic building)!​  Consider 'The Cafe' in historic Walnut, Iowa, for your next women's gathering! 

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