SCHENECTADY — Oh my goodness, that was fun.
Amy and I stopped for lunch at the Bellevue Cafe on Broadway and had a terrific home cooked meal in a lively, authentic, diner-like setting.
It hooked us right from the get-go: the comfy booths; walls of windows that allow the sun to shine in on two sides; counter with spinny stools; and Tiffany-style lamps. The place was abuzz with diners around noontime, but that didn’t mean we had to wait. The hostess took us past a glass case filled with delicious-looking baked goods to a booth right next to a window. The place was spotless. Every table that wasn’t occupied was bussed.
We were happy to be in the main room; the back is pleasant but not as charming.
“It feels more like a diner in here,” said Amy.
You can be sure the food is, “Hearty, Healthy and Homemade” — after all, it’s printed on the back of the servers’ black T-shirts.
We were delighted to be a captive audience for advertisements from local businesses printed…