Cafe Cafe used to be one of the best places in Mt. Vernon to enjoy a cup of coffee and/or have dinner. The food was of high quality and average price. However, the food quality seems to have diminished and the price has sky rocketed. A simple lunch sandwich is going to run you around $12. If you are like me and eat out frequently, this can easily kill your budget. However, i do enjoy having a cup of coffee and eating pastries. Their cakes are homemade and offer some very good selections. Also a nice feature of City Cafe is the space. They decorate the facility with local art work, which is for sale. Also, Cite Cafe is in the heart of Mt. Vernon and the sites and sounds are enjoyable. If i do eat their, I tend to do Sunday Brunch and get one of their omelets. But again, because of the price, this is only on rare occasions.