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Waterloo man brings Vegas skills to Millstadt café

By on December 5, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Jeff Voyles is co-owner of Coffee Mill Café, a new coffee shop in Millstadt. (James “Tal” Moss photo)

Jeff Voyles has worked in some of the premier hotels, casinos and restaurants in Las Vegas, including working at the MGM Grand for 15 years. 

Voyles has also taught management in those fields at that city’s schools. 

Now, after 25 years of living in the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” he is bringing that experience to a new café in Millstadt. 

“My background is in hotels, restaurants and casinos,” Voyles said. “When I came back home about five years ago, I wanted to do something different on a smaller scale, and I also wanted to go where there was a need. I know there’s been a need for a coffee shop here for the locals.”

Voyles, who is originally from Belleville but now lives in Waterloo, co-owns Coffee Mill Café with Tony Moorehead of Smithton.

Pictured is a cup of Coffee Mill Café’s hot chocolate.

Voyles said he decided to open a coffee shop after seeing the building and realizing it perfectly suited that purpose. The duo opened the café, located 115 E. Washington Street, on Aug. 27. 

“I knew I didn’t want to do something that involved working all night like in a casino,” Voyles said. “This is a great crowd. Who doesn’t like coffee and doughnuts? It just seemed like the perfect business for me to come back to…>>>

Read the rest of the story in the December 5, 2018, newspaper.

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Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: andrea@republictimes.net