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Best Cafe in Illinois

by Kay~Kacey on 5/26/2011

strawberry dessert

Seriously, SuperGuy and I stumbled upon the best cafe in Illinois when we were out antiquing. Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, IL.

Yes, that strawberry dessert tasted as delicious as it looked! My fav part of the lunch!

boomerang table top

But I love the whole experience! From the authentic formica table tops…

patty melt ariston cafeTo the to-die-for patty melt.

ariston cafe signTo the cute decorations in the cafe. We had the best time! I do not know how SuperGuy always manages to stumble across cafes and diners like this when we’re out antiquing, but he does. It’s part of our whole antiquing ritual now. Finding the perfect authentic little spot to eat.

Ariston CafeSo if you’re ever on highway 55 in Illinois,  near Litchfield (it’s on old route 66…remember the Historic Route 66 sign I took a photo of?) …make a side trip into town and have the strawberry dessert at Ariston cafe…and anything else on the menu that catches your eye. Yum.

As an aside…if anyone has the recipe for that strawberry dessert, hook me up! I’ve googled to no avail.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Neena May 26, 2011 at 8:06 am

I believe I would like some of that pie for breakfast. But I’m in NW MO so I’ll have to settle for something else.

annbb May 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Tell me about that dessert – was it a cheesecake? It looks decadent!

superguy May 29, 2011 at 6:11 am

she forgot to mention that the graham cracker crust had pecans in it. Wonderful addition that I wouldn’t have thought of. I did do well, I must admit. Diners, Drive ins, and dives- Guy Fiere, food network.

Kacey May 29, 2011 at 7:53 am

Annie, it was a cheese cake that didn’t really taste like cheese cake…I think.

mimizeldag May 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I just read your blog about the strawberry dessert. I couldn’t really tell what the crust was but the photo looked similar to this dessert…..only difference is the filling is thicker.

Kacey June 1, 2011 at 7:44 am

Thanks for the link. I think I may need to experiment and see if I can come up with something similar. There were finely chopped pecans in the crust too. Very yummy.

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