Checking Out the Menu at Rath's Cafe

AURORA, Neb.- If you are looking for a cafe with home cooking, you might consider a stop at Rath's Cafe in Aurora.

The restaurant started last October. "Originally the reason for starting it was my dad passed away last year, and so I moved home, and my sister and I had been talking about just some different ideas of what to do," Sage Rath said. "This place became available and here we are," Sage said. The restaurant is now operated by Sage, his sister Cheyann, and his mother, Gail.

The family is from the Aurora-Giltner area, and they have farmed in the area for a long time. Gail says the family still farms about 12-hundred acres along with running the cafe. The interior design of Rath's Cafe is described as "kitschy", and Gail says many of the treasures that are in the restaurant were discovered at antique stores and on the Junk Jaunt.

All of the family members have had restaurant experience, and Gail has had a catering business. Sage has worked as a general manager at restaurants before coming home to run the restaurant. For breakfast, it's standard American fare such as pancakes, waffles, and eggs. For lunch there is wide variety on the menu, including burgers, chicken and hot beef sandwiches.

There is also plenty of dessert options. So consider breakfast and lunch at the cafe from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday through Friday. They serve desserts only from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on those days. On Saturdays, they are open from 7 to 11 a.m. for breakfast only, Sunday they are closed, and on Friday nights only they are open for supper from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.