Published 12:00 am Friday, May 24, 2002
Chito’s Cafe combines a friendly cafe atmosphere with good home cooking to make a lunch destination that’s hard to beat.
The cafe is located just off of Highway 231 across from Carter Bros. Hamilton Crossroads. The first thing you’ll notice about Chito’s Cafe is the delicious smell of home cooking at its best. The aroma of good home cooking hits you as soon as you walk through the door.
Inside the cafe is neat and clean. There is plenty of seating inside, but there is also a covered awning out front for outside dining when the weather is nice. The walls are decorated with numerous pictures, most notably of the owner’s dog Chit, from which the cafe gets its name.
The server’s at Chito’s are friendly and are as quick to serve up a helping of southern hospitality as they are good cooking.
The menu of Chito’s Cafe consists of down-home southern cooking. They have a rotating buffet style menu. On Wednesday fried chicken, roasted pork, dressing, field peas, turnips, new potatoes and sweet potato casserole were on the menu just to name a few items.
You order cafeteria style at Chito’s; just point at what you want and they’ll serve it up, and they’ll keep scooping ’til you say &uot;Whoa.&uot;
The luncheon each day consists of your choice of one meat, two vegetables, salad, dessert, a drink and your choice of cornbread or a roll for only $4.95.
The dessert is just as good as the main course and is a perfect way to top off the meal. They have several choices of dessert, including pecan pie and lemon meringue pie.
If nothing on the buffet catches your eye they also have a sandwich menu with hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken tender sandwiches among others. If you can’t find anything to satisfy your hunger at Chito’s you probably won’t find it anywhere.
With good food and a great atmosphere, lunch at Chito’s is easily one of the best around and is definitely worth the drive to check it out.