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Located in Frederick’s old building, the new cafe’ fuses the leisurely dignity of the tea room’s white linens, equally white wine, chicken salad sans, multi-forks and sweaty glasses of iced water with the rocking resonance of a fast food joint. The food’s good, table service follows an order from the entry line, and the bare places are set with classic white cafe’ stoneware.
What sets the cafe’ apart from a run of the mill retro place are simple white versions of Homer’s original real deal dishes, the ones that everyone copies, saucers under the mugs, water glasses, and wonderful lighting. I don’t know enough about restaurant design to comment further, but I don’t recall seeing any scratches or wear on the dishes or glasses.
Just having surfaces in good condition lifts a simple table top into elegance, as long as the food is carefully presented.
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