There is a shortage of good breakfast places in Corvallis, so this place has a corner on the market right now. (If you want to open up a breakfast place of your own, this would be a good place to do it!) As a result, it's usually busy. The servers are not very professional. They are nice and all, but I get the sense that they either don't have a whole lot of experience or simply don't care. You can expect to wait a long time for a table even though some dirty ones are empty. I wish someone would teach them to seat guests right away and give them something to drink. That should take priority over having a random conversation or stacking glasses, which are both things I have witnessed there while waiting for my seat/coffee. I also hate that they try to charge more for coffee refills. One of the things I love about American diner-style places is the free coffee refills. Anyway, if they started giving free refills and trained their servers to act like professionals and speed up a little, it would be better.
This little cafe has REALLY good food and a fun atmosphere however, it is frustrating to be up front waiting for a table when there are several dirty ones and no sense of urgency by the staff to clean them and get the customers seated. GRRRRR!!! Very rude.
We eat here all the time. They make good food, for a good price. The menu is limited, and that's great - better to have a few really good things to eat than a lot of mediocre stuff. Ted, the owner, is maybe the nicest guy in Corvallis, and service is what he believes in. The staff is also nice and eager to help and please. Do look at the paintings on the ceiling - better than that chapel in Rome, especially if you live in Corvallis and recognize the people in the paintings. What's not to like?