While the Café still has its original bar from the 1950’s, the menu has gone through a few changes. Complete with front-runners for new fan favorites as well as the classics we all know and love, the Café’s spring menu already has people buzzing and stomachs rumbling.
The goal of the Café has always been to serve as a quaint neighborhood spot that can be counted on for great local food and even better local people. Taking her inspiration from the iconic restaurant counter itself, Head Chef Erica Yoblin says, “there is a great vibe in the original Café area, and I wanted the menu to help drive that throughout the entire space.”
While the menu emphasizes a creative play on classic dinner foods, the fan favorites cover a wide range of meals. Rotating features mean the menu is more exciting and flexible to seasonal changes, allowing the classics to remain but creativity to thrive.
The most popular implementation of that creativity can be tasted in the Southern Fried Chicken, featured on the Chicken and Waffles, and the Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich. New, meatless options also highlight that creative spirit. “Most of my cooks are vegetarian, so they have been happy that there are so many more options available to them,” notes Chef Erica.
But regardless how many new dishes are available, the Café will continue to serve up Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes and the Plaza Scramble. Chef Erica is happy to announce that these longtime staples are not going anywhere. “I know that the Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes came off the menu at one point and it caused a riot,” says the Chef.
From interesting new dishes to classic original recipes, there’s no denying the passion that went into the new menu and the love coming from satisfied diners. But don’t just take our word for it, come see (and taste) for yourself!