Linking stylesheet to html

I did the “learn basic css by building a cafe menu” and completed it. I am doing some on my own on my computer, and I linked the styles.css to the html file just like in the class… they are both saved into the same folder on my computer. I have tried, href=“styles.css”, /styles.css, even the full address on my comp of the file…" C:\Users*****\Menu\styles.css
but the .html isn’t reading the .css. What am I missing?

inside the head tags…
< link href=“styles.css” rel=“stylesheet” type=“text/css” > and the name of the stylesheet is styles.css