If you are visiting Chatham, New York, be sure to stop in at Ralph’s
Pretty Good Cafe for breakfast or lunch. How did it get its name? When
Ralph first bought the former Summit Cafe, his response to people asking
“How is the food?” would be an off-handed “pretty good”. After awhile, it seemed an apt name.
It’s more than pretty good. As one reviewer put it, it is “pretty damn good!” I am partial to the grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, served with tasty greens. The food is always fresh, made from good, local ingredients. One can sit outside under the umbrellas in nice weather or at small table inside, reading one of the local papers left on the counter for customers, and watching the activity on Chatham’s Main Street. People actually talk to each other here, as there is a sign celebrating the “lap top free environment”! It’s a cheery place with yellow walls, and the work of local artists providing a revolving exhibit on the walls.
Here’s a friend and loyal Ralph fan, sitting in the small restaurant. Her favorite lunch is a quesadilla with whatever roasted vegetables they have on hand that day. That sounds good. I’ll have to try that next time.