It is over the pass day for a five hour drive to Spokane. The best part of the journey is a lunch stop at the Valley Cafe in Ellensberg. With its 1930 original decor you want to hum "Putting on the Ritz" as you order your food. Chicken salad with crunchy nuts and fresh greens was just what we needed for a road trip lunch break. The tea is even pretty as you can see.My husband had the roast beef sandwich with strawberry fan for flair. You can sit at the counter or at this tableau by the window. Can I rave anymore about this restaurant? We stopped on our way back to Seattle for lunch again. The food was very good and served with loving care. We just loved it!