Created from a slightly derelict turn of the century house, Table on Ten is the brainchild of two NYC refugees (Justus Kempthorne – carpenter and Inez Valk-Kempthorne -chef/caterer) who found and restored this 19th century homestead themselves with a light touch and fresh laid back style.
Set in a small upstate New York town, where time seems to have stopped in a lovely period of bygone Americana, Table on Ten is home and gathering spot for a thriving community of artists, neighbors and travelers. Fresh and uncomplicated, the light restoration has kept the spirit and intention of the simple life while creating an original approach to “room and board.”
Devoted to the slow and local food movement (where most everything is sourced from a ten mile radius) the cafe is in and of itself a reason to stop and find out what’s on the menu. Serving breakfast, lunch, baked goods and pizza (and soon dinner), it’s ever-changing and a reflection of co-owner Inez’s inspiration and whatever’s in season.
Furnished with many salvaged and donated items and handmade pieces by co-owner Justus, the mismatched mix is delightful and fun and harmonizes well with the modern, muted grey and white color palette. The café makes use of salvaged oak from the house’s old floor boards and was designed in collaboration with their friend Erjan Borren, an Amsterdam interior designer.
The three separate guest rooms, are simple, natural and uncluttered but deeply comfortable. Situated on two floors and in the attic, they have been furnished in rustic elegance and retain their charming original character.
Bright and simple with a friendly, down to earth laid back attitude, this is a modern way of honoring the past and the best of traditions that never go out of style.