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Boy finds cafe with friends and strange ideas, chance to get to different world... Science Fiction?

I read this book around 1985 at age 11.  It was an old blue hard cover, with a picture printed directly onto the canvas-textured cover, from my school's library.  I believe the title had something to do with food in it.  I believe it would be classified as Science Fiction.

 

The main character was a boy; he found a cafe with some people who knew something of some portal to another place.  I want to remember Chili was something special served at the cafe.

 

Sorry this is so obscure; I hope I am not mixing up multiple books in my mind.  If it seems at all familiar, please offer suggestions!