Where the Roads Meet: Old M-168 and M-22

Conundrum Cafe was established in 2005.  The building dates back to 1880, when it was built as a general mercantile store by M.T. Anderson.  Since moving to its current location in 1910, the building, has seen a variety of  activities through the years: retail store, restaurant, barber shop, watch shop, tackle shop, café and bicycle shop.  History comes alive when entering Conundrum Café.

Benzie County’s rich history began before it formed as a county in 1869. The name Benzie is derived from the French la Riviera aux Bec-scies, “the river of sawbills [ducks],” and refers to the Betsie River. The café rests on the banks of the Betsie River near the Betsie Valley Trail.  The Betsie Valley Trail is a beautiful 22 mile pathway that follows the old Ann Arbor Railway along Betsie River and the shore of Crystal Lake.  Enjoy a day biking the trail, while sampling a tasting meal made for you at Conundrum Café.

There is so much to see and do in the Elberta-Frankfort area.  Stop on by the café to grab a latte and a bite to eat before heading out on the Bestie Valley Trail.  Rent a bike, kayak or paddleboard and explore the beautiful natural sights.  Need a bicycle repaired?  The café  staff is reading to lend a hand.  Master mechanic , “Rob the Bike Guy” and his assistants are ready to get you back on the trail.

Conundrum Café staff looks forward to making your time in Benzie County a memorable experience.  May you enjoy your visit to this “Little Slice of Heaven” and the shores of Lake Michigan!