Updating a Classic
The new KR Cafe
With a nod to the past and an eye to the future, the refurbished KR Cafe is serving, as its tickets say “Good food for good people.”
Owners Sascha and Evan Greenberg jumped at the opportunity to buy the Katonah Restaurant last year. Their new interior is an homage to classic diners—fire engine red counter stools, milkshake and soda machines, and an old-fashioned clock on the wall. The new name comes from the former restaurant’s name, as well as from Ms. Greenberg’s Midwestern background, where she says diners and cafes are synonymous.
Greenberg had been a line cook and bartender “in a former life” and had done some catering, but this marks her entry into the restaurant business. Diner classics such as breakfasts galore, open-faced hot turkey, and meatloaf are found on the menu. “We serve homey, unpretentious food,” Greenberg says. There are daily specials and, while the restaurant has a liquor license and there is a signature KR Martini, “our mixology isn’t anything fancy.” There is outdoor dining with seven wrought iron tables shaded by umbrellas.
What has Greenberg learned in her seven months in the business? “It’s amazing how many people love to eat breakfast for dinner.”
63 Katonah Ave.,