Church Street Cafe

★★★★☆

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The food here hasn't changed a bit since they opened their doors so many years ago! Great steak, home made soups and desserts, and the best breakfast around! "Cheers"-like atmosphere (where everybody knows your name!)(and they're definitely glad you came!)

Service is great! Friendly staff and cook :) Church Street is a great place to spend a little time!

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★★★★★

The food here hasn't changed a bit since they opened their doors so many years ago! Great steak, home made soups and desserts, and the best breakfast around! "Cheers"-like atmosphere (where everybody knows your name!)(and they're definitely glad you came!)

Service is great! Friendly staff and cook :) Church Street is a great place to spend a little time!

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I have been frequenting the Church Street Cafe since they opened their doors in 1999. Over the last ten years, the decor has changed, staff has come and gone, prices have fluxuated (haven't they everywhere?!), but one thing remains the same. The food is awesome!

No matter what you like to eat, it's all delicious. Best.Reuben.Ever. Seriously, I've eaten alot of reubens, these take the cake! Great hot roast beef sandwiches, wonderful homemade soups and desserts, and even delicious (says another regular) liver and onions.

The atmosphere is cute, always changing over the years, feels very welcoming when you come in the door. It has a small town feel, probably because it's in the heart of a small town.

The staff is very friendly and chatty. When they ask "How are you?" they actually wait for the answer! The owner of the establishment is also very friendly. He is also the sole cook, and frequently, when not overly busy, will come out of the kitchen to visit with the patrons. He frequently bakes and gives away cookies, and seems to always be smiling.

I would definately recomend that you give Church Street Cafe a try. I know you'll like it!

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★★★★★

I have been frequenting the Church Street Cafe since they opened their doors in 1999. Over the last ten years, the decor has changed, staff has come and gone, prices have fluxuated (haven't they everywhere?!), but one thing remains the same. The food is awesome!

No matter what you like to eat, it's all delicious. Best.Reuben.Ever. Seriously, I've eaten alot of reubens, these take the cake! Great hot roast beef sandwiches, wonderful homemade soups and desserts, and even delicious (says another regular) liver and onions.

The atmosphere is cute, always changing over the years, feels very welcoming when you come in the door. It has a small town feel, probably because it's in the heart of a small town.

The staff is very friendly and chatty. When they ask "How are you?" they actually wait for the answer! The owner of the establishment is also very friendly. He is also the sole cook, and frequently, when not overly busy, will come out of the kitchen to visit with the patrons. He frequently bakes and gives away cookies, and seems to always be smiling.

I would definately recomend that you give Church Street Cafe a try. I know you'll like it!

Pros: Best.Reuben.Ever.

Cons: none

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Bland. Bland food. Bland furnishings. Bland hired help. Even the TV stuck to the wall blares bland broadcasting. Of course, the server hangs onto the remote TV control like a shipwreck survivor to a life jacket. Heaven forbid a customer has any input on the TV patrons are forced to hear and/or see.

Typical Nebraska small-town restaurant. Food quality is not quality. It is edible, sates hunger, but......worth the price charged? Well, if visiting this restaurant is the highlight of your socializing then this bland bastion of blandness may make your liver quiver with unadulterated delight.

But, if thou art not a local and your impression of this place is based solely upon the food..... well... what can I say, I don't frequent this firm anymore.

Last time I ate here I had breakfast. I believe it was around five or six bucks, a kinda' high price considering what folks get paid here in the cultural backwater of small town Nebraska.

As I gazed down at the fare I saw itty bitty eggs that were overcooked and had those hard impossible-to-chew edges. The biscuits and gravy were bizarre. Hard biscuits that ten minutes of soaking in the gravy did nothing to soften those hard hard biscuits. And, the gravy was bland... fitting into the basic blandness already mentioned.

The plate also held what are called "country potatoes" here in the "Heartland." Little squares of spuds around 1/4-inch per side. They are fried. Peeking at the tiny pile I poked at it with my fork. Hmmmmm.... I would guess around 15 little cubes. For cryin' out loud!!!! Potatoes are cheap and I'm a BIG husky male!!!! Place minute portions of an inexpensive product such as spuds in front of me and I am not gonna' be enamored with your fare!!!! Besides, they didn't even taste that good; kinda undercooked or sumpthin'.

Oh, the toast was cold and the server was so busy yapping to customers (a whole 4 of them in the place) and the cook that my empty coffee cup remained that way. When I asked for more, after waiting too long, the hireling hissy fitted over and showed her displeasure by pouring the coffee abruptly, ensuring part of the brew ended up on the table.

Yep..... ain't gonna' go back there!!!!!!!

But, to be fair, food quality and service levels are not always consistent. A different server may perform wonderfully. A cook or owner may realize their offering(s) need improvement or that portions need to be larger.

My experience on the last visit may not have been typical but..... the 8 or so prior visits over the last few years have indicated a steady decrease in quality; at both the food and service levels.

PROS: A place to socialize if you are a local
CONS: Bland, poor value for the money, gruff server

2
★★☆☆☆

Bland. Bland food. Bland furnishings. Bland hired help. Even the TV stuck to the wall blares bland broadcasting. Of course, the server hangs onto the remote TV control like a shipwreck survivor to a life jacket. Heaven forbid a customer has any input on the TV patrons are forced to hear and/or see.

Typical Nebraska small-town restaurant. Food quality is not quality. It is edible, sates hunger, but......worth the price charged? Well, if visiting this restaurant is the highlight of your socializing then this bland bastion of blandness may make your liver quiver with unadulterated delight.

But, if thou art not a local and your impression of this place is based solely upon the food..... well... what can I say, I don't frequent this firm anymore.

Last time I ate here I had breakfast. I believe it was around five or six bucks, a kinda' high price considering what folks get paid here in the cultural backwater of small town Nebraska.

As I gazed down at the fare I saw itty bitty eggs that were overcooked and had those hard impossible-to-chew edges. The biscuits and gravy were bizarre. Hard biscuits that ten minutes of soaking in the gravy did nothing to soften those hard hard biscuits. And, the gravy was bland... fitting into the basic blandness already mentioned.

The plate also held what are called "country potatoes" here in the "Heartland." Little squares of spuds around 1/4-inch per side. They are fried. Peeking at the tiny pile I poked at it with my fork. Hmmmmm.... I would guess around 15 little cubes. For cryin' out loud!!!! Potatoes are cheap and I'm a BIG husky male!!!! Place minute portions of an inexpensive product such as spuds in front of me and I am not gonna' be enamored with your fare!!!! Besides, they didn't even taste that good; kinda undercooked or sumpthin'.

Oh, the toast was cold and the server was so busy yapping to customers (a whole 4 of them in the place) and the cook that my empty coffee cup remained that way. When I asked for more, after waiting too long, the hireling hissy fitted over and showed her displeasure by pouring the coffee abruptly, ensuring part of the brew ended up on the table.

Yep..... ain't gonna' go back there!!!!!!!

But, to be fair, food quality and service levels are not always consistent. A different server may perform wonderfully. A cook or owner may realize their offering(s) need improvement or that portions need to be larger.

My experience on the last visit may not have been typical but..... the 8 or so prior visits over the last few years have indicated a steady decrease in quality; at both the food and service levels.

PROS: A place to socialize if you are a local
CONS: Bland, poor value for the money, gruff server

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