Daphne’s Diner

A few weeks ago, Cyd from New Jersey isn’t Boring and I met in Mercer County to go to a diner. To be honest, I had no idea Daphne’s Diner existed.  Just a quick view at the menu made me realize I needed to go immediately.

Atmosphere: B 

Daphne’s Diner is located in a fairly low key building.  It reminds me of a house on the side of the road.  There is nothing too crazy and nothing stands out.  That could be one reason I missed the diner completely.  I’ve driven by multiple times but never noticed the building.

The inside atmosphere is a typical small NJ diner.  It’s cute with about 10 tables and booths.  When we arrived we were the only ones in the diner.  I like going to diners with Cyd because they save the diner for us.

Coffee: A 

Since we were the only ones in Daphne’s Diner, we received all of the attention.  That meant we also recieved a fresh pot of coffee. The waitress refilled it more than enough times and gave me whipped cream every single time.  It was the great diner coffee taste and I have no complaints!

Daphnes Diner Coffee

Food: B

Daphne’s has a huge menu and also does a lot of catering.  I decided to order off of their specials menu.  I ordered a roasted beet salad with goat cheese.  It’s more of an upscale restaurant than restaurant.

The salad was one of the best I’ve had in a while.  The spinach was fresh and there was a lot of goat cheese and beets. Beets are in season and I am obsessed with them.  It’s also very clear the salad came from local sources.  I ordered a side of pita bread, which was extremely dense.  It was one of the best diner meals I’ve had in a while.

Daphnes Diner Salad

It’s not surprising they do catering! The food is clearly high quality.

The reason I gave the restaurant a B was there was no mention of dessert.  I was craving dessert but there was nothing on the menu.  The waitress never mentioned dessert so we assumed they didn’t have it.  We later found out they have rice pudding as their dessert option.

Price: $18

For my salad and coffee the price was 18.  There are definitely better deals but the salad was delicious and nothing beats home ingredients.  Another point of interest was  they also don’t do tips on a credit card. You must have cash.

Overall thoughts/Would I come back? 

I would come back.  The food was fresh and delicious.  The breakfast menu looks really good so I’m excited to come back during breakfast.

Cliff notes: 
Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A 
Food: B
Cost $10-20
Overall: A 

Questions for you:
Have you been to a restaurant that does not have dessert?
Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve even been to a restaurant without dessert.


3 responses

  1. I love rice pudding, but it’s odd they didn’t have some kind of cake. Even one special per week or something! I love beets, too. My mom and I are obsessed with beets in vinegar.

  2. I love New England coffee! I drink it every day. I also LOVE beets. I like to eat them straight out of the jar and I’ve gone through two jars this week alone.

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