Hilltop Cafe Informative - Filthy Cafe

Review by Table Tipper on 2007-08-05
CORRECTIONVILLE, IOWA -- A longtime landmark on Hwy 20 west of Correctionville, Ia. is the Hilltop Cafe.
It's one of those places that you wonder how it ever stays open, as you never see any customers there. I remember seeing it there as a child, in the same relative condition that it's in now.
A few years ago a friend of mine and I decided to go there just once, to say we actually had been there.

Inside the squat little cafe was a low counter with about 8 stools. The stools were so low that the customers were in a deep squat position siting on them.
The walls were covered in a layer of years old rancid grease, and the whole place wreaked of rancid grease.

I ordered a think chocolate shake. They brought my drink and it was as thin as milk chocolate.

I've never went back, but at least I can say I was there once.

If you are ever in the Correctionville area, on Hwy. 20 be sure to stop by the Hilltop Cafe. You won't want to eat there, but at least you can still tell your friends you stopped by for a gawk!
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-08-05
Posted by grandma005 on 2007-08-05:
Just how could you eat or drink anything in a place like that.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2007-08-05:
I certainly wouldn't order food at a place that was covered in years of old rancid grease and reeked of it too. What exactly is a think chocolate shake anyway?
Posted by Table Tipper on 2007-08-05:
I ment to say as thin as Chocolate milk, ( Not milk chocolate. )
Posted by Table Tipper on 2007-08-05:
A thick chocolate shake is like a malt but with out the malt in it, and it's thick enough ice cream slurry that allows your straw to stand upright in it.
I figured icecream was so far removed from rancid grease on the food chain that I could venture a taste.
I will admit I didn't get sick from eating there.
It's the same way as you shouldn't ever eat at a restaurant that just opens up. You need to let them work the bugs out of their routines. Nor do you want to eat at a restaurant that is going out of business, as you will only end up with their left over or outdated products, things they are trying to use up before they close.

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