Too bad I can't rate 0 stars on this one! I've been to Abe's Cafe off Main Street in old downtown Littleton, and I've tried to give it several chances, but each time it's been a bad experience. The first couple times I went, it wasn't too bad, but it appears that they've changed ownership or have new employees. The last couple times have been downright awful.\r
I work down the street, and it's one of the only places within walking distance with to-go food, so it seemed like a logical choice. However, their Greek food is pretty poor in taste, and their other deli fare is even worse. At an average of $10 a plate, you could go to McDonald's for a better meal. The inside of the cafe is not well-kept, with an odd mix of decor, greasy tables and dingy floors. I would expect a quaint little Mediterranean cafe, but instead you get a weird and awkward American-meets-Euro-Crap hole in the wall.\r
The worst part about Abe's is the horrid service. During my next to last dining experience, I ordered their pastichio special plate. It wasn't until after I paid and sat down to wait that the server came over to tell me they were all out. I tried to order another plate special, and the same thing occurred. I finally ordered a spanokopita and soup, and instead of comping me the difference (which any good restaurant would have done!!), the server had the nerve to charge me the extra cost!!! Not to mention it took almost 20 minutes to bring me my food. During my last (and final) experience, the cashier failed to ask me if I wanted my food to go because she was busy chatting with her co-workers and flirting with one of the guys behind the counter. The server brought my food out to me on a plate, and when I kindly asked her for it to go, she proceeded to walk behind the counter without responding to me and shove it toward one of the adolescent kids working the kitchen. He then asked why she was handing it back, and without realizing I was sitting on the other side of the counter waiting, she said, I don't know, she forgot to tell us to make it to-go, to which the kid responded, well, it's her fault she should have told us. I promptly stood up and said, ""Actually, you forgot to ask me."" The best part was when they proceeded to talk about me while I walked out of the cafe.\r
If Abe's wants to stay in business, the owners might want to consider hiring employees who don't goof off behind the counter with customers in plain view. Save the arm punching, gossip and flirtation for after hours and maybe clean off some of those greasy tables and actually do your job. Customers won't pay decent money for some kid who's trying to fund his next skateboard purchase making crap sandwiches and gyros to slap a pathetic pita on a styrofoam plate and call it a meal.
Cons: Horrible service, overpriced deli food, odd decor