By Kimberly Shrader
Special to The Roanoke Times
As the cooler months draw ever closer, I find myself eagerly searching for some of the warm, delicious comfort foods of my childhood.
Despite my love of all kinds of food, I retain a special place in my heart for the simple fare that could always be found on my mother’s and grandmother’s tables.
Sixth Street Café brings the charm of these homemade items to customers at its new location in Salem.
Sixth Street Café opened in early July and is a family-run operation serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays only. The restaurant is on the corner of Sixth Street and South Colorado, in what was once Miss Kitty’s Café. The space is small, seating just under 20 patrons, but it feels bright, clean, and open. Seating includes a variety of booths and tables topped with red and white-checkered cloths, and a lunch-style counter with high stools.
My first visit was on a chilly day to meet a girlfriend for lunch. As we parked, we saw a sign in the window letting us know the restaurant could only accept cash or checks. Once we confirmed that we had at least one check between us, we entered to find a friendly server welcoming us to take any seat. Perusing the lunch menu, we found it mainly comprised of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and a daily special. My friend opted for the quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger with fries ($4.59) . I chose pinto beans and cornbread ($3.29), with iced tea ($1.29).
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