Talk of Broadway (Redwood City, CA)
The last diner I went to while in California, was the Talk of Broadway. We were on our way south and wanted to eat before hiking. The Talk of Broadway was right on our route.
The Talk of Broadway is located in downtown Redwood City. Redwood City is a lovely town, filled with restaurants, and shopping. The outside blends in other restaurants and the inside is a no-frills diner. There are a few booths, tables, and a small bar to sit. When we arrived around lunchtime, it was crowded but not overwhelming. I appreciated no one sat on each other.
The coffee at the Talk of Broadway was brewed hot and fresh. In fact, the coffee station is in plain sight, so I watched them do it. It was a little darker than I would like but in all good.
The Talk of Broadway has plenty of breakfast and lunch options. They are only open until 3 pm, so there isn’t anything heavy or dinner related.
There were many different unique pancake options including “pigs in a blanket” and sweet potato. The pigs in a blanket intrigued me, and it was a sausage wrapped in a pancake. I decided to order it because I don’t remember the last time I saw it.
I wish the pigs in the blanket had lived up to their excitement. They were kind of bland and boring. I was still relatively hungry afterward. I could have probably eaten two meals of them. Was it bad? No. Was it my favorite thing I’ve ordered from a diner? No.
The waitress and entire staff were friendly. We had plenty of refills on coffee, plus our food came out fast. The staff was the highlight of the experience.
For my meal and coffee, the cost was $12.
The Talk of Broadway was a decent diner. It wasn’t my favorite of the trip, but I would be willing to go back and order something different.
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