Shelby Cafe is an icon for Shelbians. It has been around since "coon's ages," they say here in Shelby. In a nutshell, it's good sometimes, and bad sometimes. The last time I went, the restaurant was very busy. They were lined out the door. But the went fast, and I was semi-pleased with the meal. The service was ok, and the atmosphere was ok. I went during breakfast on the weekend, which is one of the restaurant's busiest times. I recommend this cafe because like I said it's 50-50, but in a cafe-type atmosphere, that's good. They always work with you if something is wrong, so it's not like you're "out" anything. Recommended at 4 stars mainly because of it's "iconess."