Corner Cafe Independence, MO

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4215 Little Blue Pkwy
Independence, MO 64057-8305 Independence Rate and review
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OUR STORY . . . There had always been a
small restaurant at the "Corner” in Riverside, Missouri, but before 1983 it had changed names and hands several
times. Many of the locals wanted to see a return to the old style cafe that had existed there years before and was an icon of its time (Reese's Cafe). Enter Ed and Kathi Rule. They had never been in the restaurant business before, but always felt they knew what good food was all about. It began on May 15, 1983,
when they opened a little 40-seat cafe that served breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday.
The CORNER CAFE was born. There was a lot of learning in those first couple years. New items were introduced as daily specials written on the front windows and inside on the chalkboard. The counter became the center of the action. "The Riverside Liar's
Club” took up the large round table by the counter and became the place to be to find out all the local happenings in town. It didn't take long for the locals to notice. Then, as word spread, more and more people
would call, asking for directions. It was obvious that expansion was needed. First the weekends, then dinner, then two expansions that doubled the seating. For many
it became a home away from home . . . it was like an extended family. People would come in every day, some several times a day! People would bring in pictures and items to hang on the walls, and they shared their lives with us as we shared our livelihood with them. The original cafe had occupied a loc

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