I have not been much of an Amtrak user, but have been becoming interested in taking just a short "getaway" type of ride. I live in Elkhart, Indiana, and though both the Lakeshore and Capitol lines come through, both are very late at night. At this point, my budget won't bear a big looping trip, but I could do a trip to and from the Sandusky, Ohio station. If I correctly understand what I've read, the Lakeshore doesn't have a cafe car, but the Capitol does. However, for many of the hours I would be on the train, it looks as if the cafe would not be serving food. Can anyone tell me if I would still be able to sit there or in the observation area, rather than just staying in my coach seat? I'm a natural night owl, and I think I would enjoy watching the farmland of Indiana and Ohio roll by all night. But if I'm just paying to go there and back overnight, I'd like to do it from the observation lounge. If I have to sit in coach the whole time, surrounded by sleeping through-passengers, I'm not sure it's worth it.