Joy Gillette owns Joyís Cafe located at 221 W. Philadelphia Street in York, Pennsylvania. When she was 15 she gave a penny to a man who was short one cent in a checkout line. He turned to her and said when you become 16 and if you want a job, come see me. Upon her 16th birthday she applied for the offered job and her career in the restaurant business began. She loves the pace of the business. Working in restaurants is just a good time. People come in to have fun, relax, and Joy likes the fact she can make friends and do something nice for others while at work. Joy is serious about knowing and befriending her patrons. In fact, almost every item on the cafeís extensive menu is named after a regular guest including the popular Tim’s Greek Salad. The salad is made with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, red onions, peppers, and tomatoes on a field of greens served with Greek dressing and pita bread. Another menu favorite is the Jessica’s Roast Beef Melt with thinly sliced roast beef piled high, sautÈed onions, provolone cheese, and house horseradish sauce on grilled Texas Toast. Joyís personal favorite is Jimís Spicy Tilapia Melt with freshly grilled tilapia seasoned to perfection on grilled Texas Toast served with pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli sauce, lettuce, and tomato. Though not on the menu, be sure to ask for Joyís Chicken Salad. Like everything else in the restaurant it is made daily from scratch. Joyís uses only the finest and freshest ingredients in crafting all their wonderful dishes. Besides the previously highlighted items Joyís Cafe serves breakfast all day featuring eggs, pancakes, and French toast. The restaurant can do offsite catering as well. They will provide any dish, whether itís on the menu or not. Joy tells us if she doesnít know how to make a catering request, she will learn. Itís one of the things she loves to do. So stop by Joyís Cafe today to savor great food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Maybe one day your name will be on the menu!
221 W Philadelphia St
York, PA 17401