Kristina Meredith (left) and Janine Washle take in a delivery of food for K’s Cafe. Washle bought the restaurant in November of 2019. Meredith and her husband, Jason, both work in the kitchen and live upstairs.
Bobbi Legaweic serves a breakfast of gravy and biscuits with bacon to Greg Thornton, a regular customer. At breakfast, people almost always order their usual.
Janine (left) and Toni Hardin consult over the dessert menu as Janine breaks up biscuits for her special bread pudding.
Kristin (left) often brings her granddaughter Addison Simone Higdon down for a visit. After 15 years as a waitress, Lisa Ray (right) cross-trains in the kitchen so she can cover for a cook if necessary.
Alana Legaweic (left) often works the same shift with her grandmother, Toni, (back) and her mother Bobbi.
A supporter of the Democratic candidate for Congress, Hank Linderman, campaigns in the restaurant. She and Arzie Shain, who has been eating at K’s five times a week for about 15 years, discover that they are neighbors.
Marilyn Ratliff, 87, who lives two blocks from K’s and comes in almost daily, takes home a drink and bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Bobbi chats with her.
Cook Samantha Welch (left) chats with her daughter, Shianna Bratcher. Shianna often sits at the counter in the afternoon when her mother is working. Is a quiet place to attend online high school.
At the end of the day, Lisa ties up the broken swing door to the kitchen as the tools necessary to fix it can’t be found. Inside, Kristina and Jason, who work together in the kitchen, grab a quick kiss.
Train tracks pass behind K’s Cafe, which is located on West Main Street in Clarkson. There were once three businesses in the ground floor now occupied by the restaurant. There are two apartments upstairs. Both are occupied by staff members.