Steve’s Café is a neighborhood business that is family owned and originated in April 2009. We have remained consistently busy and have earned ‘Best Breakfast and Service’ since opening.
The unique and favored food items, include Huckleberry Stuffed French Toast, slow-roasted Corned Beef Hash and the home made Sausages. Our philosophy is to serve high-quality food in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, among friends and family.
In 2018, Steve’s Café was sold. The founders, Steve and Penny Vincelli, sold the two cafes to their son Steven Vincelli.
The Vincelli family has been in the Helena restaurant industry since 1999, when they opened the Montana City Grill, in Montana City. They sold that after eight years and opened the first Steve’s Café on Custer Avenue in 2009. A second one followed in Meridian, Idaho, which was run by Steven, and a third opened in 2013 back in Helena on Montana Avenue. Steven ran the café in Idaho for five years, until it was purchased by an employee in Helena. In 2015 he returned to Helena to help his parents.
Steven and the family believe that running the cafés is more than a business. Staff and patrons are part of the family. Customers are referred to as “Guests,” or “Folks” versus “Guys.” Penny works on the bookkeeping and paperwork, while Steve still helps with hosting and other office work. They both enjoy mingling in the cafe and has relationships with many regulars and staff. Everyone is working together to implement and maintain the high standards that are expected from them.