PITTSBURG — On Wednesday, Otto’s Cafe reopened as Goff’s Otto’s Cafe.
Otto’s Cafe was built in 1945 as an annex of the historic Hotel Stilwell, opened by Nels Otto.
Shortly after, the business was bought by Frank Johnson and the Johnson family owned and operated the cafe for 70 years. Upon their retirement, Karl Gregory bought it to keep the business going.
Nathen Goff now takes the reins as owner with his father Bill Goff by his side as a manager.
Purchasing the restaurant was of interest, Nathan Goff said, because the cafe would be a unique place for people to visit — with its checkered floors, upholstered booths, along with the counter and dessert cabinet.
Goff said he hopes to bring alive the 1950s-style restaurant by reupholstering the booths, putting a shake machine behind the counter one day and making more homemade pies.
“I saw the potential,” he said.
Although not exactly a 1950s convenience he will be providing free WiFi for his guests.
The current menu will remain the same with a few additional choices in the future.
The hours, however, have changed. Goff’s Otto’s Cafe will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday. The phone number is also expected to change in the near future.
New and previous staff currently work at the restaurant.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.