Built in the 1880′s, the Barber Shop Café offered customers a bath, shave and haircut until about fifty years ago. The building is preserved much as it was—the original mirror still spans the width of the café with a sign stating “Baths 25 cents.” Nowadays, instead of shaves, baths and haircuts, the Barber Shop Café now serves customers the best food for miles around.
The Barber Shop Café has been a success and both Felice and Angela prefer the small-town atmosphere and friendly people of Hillsboro to the fast pace of city life, but their life in Hillsboro can hardly be called “retirement.” On any given day you’ll find Felice seating and waiting on customers while Angela is hard at work in the kitchen.
The current fare includes a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers with iced tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, hot tea, soda, milk shakes, and chai to drink. Felice is constantly adding variety to the menu.
Felice also owns Felice Carillo’s Weaving Shop in town, which sells blankets and other woven goods, leather goods and pottery. Felice plans to expand the shop to add a courtyard dining experience for shoppers.