Although I don't live in Ithaca anymore, I can recall the many times I visited the State Diner. I love the decor, it feels like you've stepped back in time. The breakfasts are really super good, and their coffee is to die for - not gourmet, but good. I also love the fact that you can still smoke in there! For non-smokers I'm sure it's a turnoff (although there is a non-smoking section) but after a long day at work, there was nothing like stopping in there for coffee, dessert and a cigarette. I forgot to get me a Tshirt before I left!!