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Country Corner Cafe, the distinctive log-cabin-style family-friendly restaurant set back from Main Road in Southold, has been resurrected. The eatery was opened in 1997 by Kelly Hunstein. In 2010 Hunstein sold it to Jennilee Morris, who renamed it Bonnie Jean’s. Now the property has been sold back to its original owner, its original name restored. Pablo Toribio has returned to his former post as executive chef.
Country Corner Cafe serves a wide range of breakfast items and then, for lunch, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups — all under $10. Dinner specials include pot roast, meatloaf, liver and onions, chicken Francese and fish and chips, all less than $20.
Morris, who had been Bonnie Jean’s owner, manager and executive chef, has joined the cooking staff at the North Fork Table and Inn’s lunch truck. She is also a partner, with Stephanie Pincar, in Grace & Grit, a North Fork caterer that specializes in winery events.
Country Corner Cafe is at 55765 Main Rd., Southold, 631-765-6766, countrycornersouthold.com.