Inside Central Christian Church at 219 E. Short Street is the Short Street Cafe. If you are in the mood for down home cooking that is delicious, this is your place.
The food is served cafeteria style. There is plenty of seating inside but I saw a lot of to-go boxes destined for work desks and computer eating. It’s busiest between 11:30 and 1 so be prepared to have a short wait. The lunch service is from 11 – 2.
Each day brings a different scheduled meat. There are always two available but you know that if it’s Thursday, you can get some crispy hot fried chicken.
Tuesday: Chicken Livers and Pork Tenderloin
Wednesday: Roast Beef
Thursday: Fried Chicken
Friday: Fried Catfish
I didn’t get the opportunity to eat breakfast (served from 7 – 10) this time around but I have heard many good things about it. A quick look over the menu shows many of the usual items at an extremely reasonable price.
The employees are very proud of their food and their service to the community. I got to talk to Adora for a while. She was delightful and welcoming. I would assume that this is the kind of place that if you become a regular and get to know the people who dish-out the food, you may get an extra serving of greens.
Try them out next time you’re downtown and looking for inexpensive deliciousness!