A cool October day and turkey chili and a corn bread muffin hit the spot as we made our first stop in the American Folk Art Museum the mezzanine cafe. At one time museum cafe’s were something to avoid, but now they rank as some of my favorite places to eat. As far as quality and variety, the Cafe at the National Gallery of Art in Washington must rank among the very best. I also became quite familiar with the menu at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. In New York, the Brooklyn Museum Cafe has been a frequent stop, but now I think it has been outcharmed by the cafe at the American Folk Art Museum. Not only does the quality seem above par, but the menu provides options that are both unique and inexpensive. Check out the menu. i should mention it’s a small space, but the balconies overlooking West 53rd Street and the museum lobby give it ample atmosphere.