Within its bright yellow and white rooms, diners enjoy good home cooking at reasonable
For those who don't want the crowds, though, there's a new option -- the Blue Plate Cafe, downtown.
The restaurant has been open for almost three years now, but is still a surprise to out-of-towners who have become acccoustomed to the long drive out west. It's tucked into three stories of a building just east of Court Square.
Besides the location, nothing has changed. The service is still excellent, the menu identical, and the atmosphere jovial. What is different is the space.
But folks don't usually come here for the art. They come for meals sure to please, with lots of dining options.
I walked over to the restaurant on a windy Tuesday morning in January to partake of the goodness. I was concerned -- many restaurants that open second locations don't put the time and effort into getting it right. That's not the case here. I was greeted with a smile as soon as I walked through the door. There was no waiting -- in fact, just three of the tables on the main floor were occupied.
Throughout my meal, my waitress came back constantly, warming my coffee and asking me questions. She even provided me with a weather forecast for the day and ideas on where to go in the downtown area.
The Blue Plate Cafe downtown is open at 8am, seven days a week. It's a couple doors down from the Main Street Trolley, on the other side from Springhill Suites, at 113 South Court. Breakfast is served all day, and you can find lunch items after 11am. Can't tell you about those -- I always order one of the tremendous, well cooked breakfasts. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (901) 523-2050.
UPDATE 9-7-17. You can now check out this Facebook page for this location of the Blue Plate Cafe, which is still going strong.
Adding Zomato link and more photos.