Although Ed and Kathi wanted the restaurants to feel like a home away from home, they also loved the bustle of the old diners. The counter and its surrounding area were the perfect area to make this come to life. And what does every diner need, but a round, neon clock! Ed and Kathi worked with a local business to have the first “Corner Cafe” clock created and now all 3 stores tell their time by the neon clock that hangs over the serving window.
In 1983, Ed and Kathi Rule opened a 40-seat cafe that served breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. They had never been in the restaurant business before, but always felt they knew what good food was about. There was a lot of learning in the early years with daily specials written on the front windows and chalkboards. Biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, fried chicken, chicken and noodles, meatloaf and tenderloin sandwiches became staples of our “home cooking” menu which has now expanded to include many more items.
Kind words from our "extended family"
Homemade with cinnamon and buttery goodness spiraled together, they’re big enough to share, but we won’t tell anyone if you aren’t in a sharing mood!