Our History

We opened the 7th Street Cafe in July 1992 at 832 S. 7th Street, enjoying our “south of the tracks” industrial park location. A 40-seat warehouse evolved into a diner, and we struggled to attract customers who could navigate the local road construction. In spite of the coal trains that blocked the street for 30-45 minutes a day, word got around that we were serving good food at a fair price, and our business slowly grew beyond the 40 seats.

In January 2000, we moved downtown into the former Jitter’s location at 504 Main Street, doubling the seating capacity, tripling our staff size, and quadrupling the stress level! It was a bold move, but we were proud to now be a part of a thriving downtown community. We worked hard to introduce our new eatery to local clientele, and we were honored by their patronage. Customers liked our diner decor, with the old Woolworth’s counter, relics from Mesa Drug, and antiques and memorabilia collected from all over the valley; for us, of course, it’s still our “Cafe.”

We are currently enjoying our 25th year serving Grand Junction. The Main Street Cafe serves only the finest and and freshest food available, including Sterling Silver and Black Angus meats, hand-cut steaks, hand-packed burgers, homemade soups, fresh-tossed salads, and only the best Boar’s Head deli meats. Our service is friendly and fast. All of us here at the Cafe are like family, and together we invite you to enjoy our hospitality.

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