Tim and I were traveling back from Virginia and found ourselves about an hour south of our house. We could have held off and just ate at home but we were in a new area of NJ so we thought trying a new diner would be fun. I put “diner” into the foursquare app and The New Berlin Diner popped up a mile away. Perfect.
So we found ourselves at the New Berlin Diner.
Outside: The old cable car style diner could possibly be bigger than the 15 car parking lot. We actually stole the last spot and only because Tim’s car is small.
Inside: Cable car diners are my favorite. They feel more personal and really give you that diner vibe. It’s like a throwback to the 1950’s. I’m not sure what the Berlin Diner was like (Or even if it existed) but they really did a good job with the “New Berlin Diner”. It feels the most like a diner versus any diner we have been too.
The coffee was good, not great and not bad. It was average. The waitress brought plenty of refills and I got more than one refill (something that apparently isn’t common in NJ). In summary it wasn’t a place I would rave about coffee but not bad either. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt saying they were really going for the burnt diner coffee feeling.
I was pleasantly surprised with the menu. The menu could have been more massive than the diner itself. I don’t know if a restaurant counts as a diner if the menu isn’t big. I expected a more greasy style diner menu (to go with the atmosphere) but they have everything from seafood to salad to breakfast to sandwiches.
I ordered the Greek salad with chicken and a side of over easy eggs with toast.
The Greek Salad at The New Berlin diner came with tomatoes, eggs, feta, anchovies, lettuce and tomato. It was a medium sized salad and I really liked the dressing. In fact, this might have been one of my favorite Greek salad dressings so far.
The eggs were good. It’s hard to have bad eggs and I enjoyed them. They didn’t have any pita bread but the toast was an okay alternative.
Tim got a milkshake with his meal that I split half of. It was a good milkshake. They had plenty of whipped cream and a cherry which are huge bonus points for me. (I forgot to take a photo…some foodie I am.
For two meals, a side of eggs, coffee and a milkshake it was 40 dollars. That is relatively cheap for everything we got with the meal.
Would I come back/Overall Rating:
I was pleasantly surprised with the New Berlin Diner. If I find myself in Berlin again (which I probably will since I don’t work far from there), I would go back.
Questions for you:
Have you ever been in an only cable car style diner?
What is your favorite way to eat eggs?