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By Max Erikson

Thrifty Cafe food matched its name.


September 6, 2017

Max Erikson

THRIFTY BUSINESS: Gary and Silvia Patel have set up shop in what was Coyote Coffee on Main Street. The couple have a menu that includes something for everyone's taste.

Thrifty Café and Store opened Aug. 14 at 120 W Main Street in Goldendale-the former Coyote Coffee-and as the name suggests, it is a place to find good food at low prices with a variety of menu items to choose from.

Gary and Silvia Patel opened the store with the goal of creating a local deli with affordable prices on food, to develop new working skills and to have a daily sense of purpose and accomplishment.

Gary is a retired pharmacologist and was ready to get back to doing something to keep him and his family busy and says it is a good experience for his son to learn how a business works.

"We wanted to do something that gave us a sense of satisfaction," Gary says. "It's a lot of hard w...

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