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Local Cafe in Johnstown, NY | Railside Cafe

We don’t serve fast food; we serve GREAT food as fast as we can!

Local Cafe in Johnstown, NY | Railside Cafe

We don’t serve fast food; we serve GREAT food as fast as we can!

Welcome to Railside Cafe

We are a quaint cafe in historic Johnstown, N.Y., serving our delicious breakfast entrees all day. Choose from homemade corned beef hash, egg bread French toast, buttermilk pancakes, fluffy omelets or egg dishes as well as a variety of homemade baked goods including our own English muffins.

We have a small staff that have been with us for years. A tight-knit family dedicated to providing you and your family with a great meal in a homey atmosphere.

Meet Our Owner

Our Owner and Cook, Janet prepares everything fresh in our kitchen each day. Janet worked for the previous owner of Railside Cafe for 20 years as a waitress and cook before purchasing the Cafe in 2010. Since then she has been creating new recipes that have become favorites of our patrons.

Alongside Janet, you will meet her daughter, Lisa and her good friend, Tammy. Lisa and Tammy work great together and will ensure that you are served quickly and have a great experience.

Janet’s husband, Larry, takes care of maintenance and Chris, our dishwasher, also helps with prep.

“I have always enjoyed cooking breakfast and baking yummy desserts.” -Janet

Homemade Meal in Johnstown, NY | Railside Cafe

Serving Up Breakfast All Day!

You are welcome to sit down and enjoy a homemade meal away from home or place an order to go.

Breakfast is served all day, so you can have pancakes at noon on a Thursday if you would like – and we hope you do!

The specials change daily and are updated on our Facebook page. If you are in the Mohawk Valley, Fulton-Montgomery Counties, Adirondacks, or any surrounding areas, stop by the Railside Cafe for a hot, homemade meal!

Local Cafe in Johnstown, NY | Railside Cafe

We have new specials every day! Visit our Facebook page to see what today’s specials are!


See what just a few of our patrons have said! Check out more reviews on Yelp or Google!

“The staff are beyond friendly, and the care they take is obviously a result of pride in the business and a genuine concern for their patrons….Particular favorites are the pancakes: buttermilk or buckwheat and served with real maple syrup, and the house-made corn beef hash, with chunks of tender potatoes, mixed perfectly with salty corned beef for a treat that is worlds beyond what you normally find in a small diner. The rice pudding is fantastic, and all of the pies are made in-house. For a little break in the middle of a long day of antique hunting, it would be hard to find a better spot.” – Growling Anvil Studios, Michael McCarthy
“Friendly and dedicated staff. Fresh food and homemade baked goods add to the railroad theme and charm. Table service and counter service as well as take out. Delicious!” – Donna Angiolillo
“Glad I googled a place to eat. We are first-time visitors, and it won’t be our last. As others have mentioned, the homemade hash and English muffins are great. Add in a cool little atmosphere with great comfort food breakfast and you have a winner.” – Rob
“Wonderful place, home-baked English muffins, great pancakes. Eggs, bacon, ham, homemade muffins. Generous portions.Definitely will be back. Delicious food. Great service!” – Jeanette Irwin
“Great food and great prices! Very hometown-diner feel. Nice people, too.” – Hunter Hill
“The food was delicious & the staff was friendly & efficient! The prices were definitely fair. Lots of homemade foods.” – Joey Wilson

For daily specials visit our Facebook page or call us at 518-762-3292!

Railside Cafe

454 North Perry St
Johnstown, NY 12095

Business Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday and Tuesday

No lunch on weekends!

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