After hiking at Watchung Park, I decided to stop at the Maple Leaf Diner. I wasn’t starving, but I did want to check out a new diner. The Maple Leaf Diner looked like a cute stop in downtown Maplewood.
It’s not a huge metallic diner, nor is it big at all. It’s located in the heart of Maplewood. There is plenty of street parking, but like any downtown, you might need to park and walk.
The inside is modest with several booths and a few tables, as well as a small bar.
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. I have no complaints. The waitress refilled it several times.
I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for. The Maple Leaf Diner has everything from breakfast, to lunch, and dinner options. On the specials, they had split pea soup listed which is one of my favorite soups. When I ordered, they were out.
I ultimately went with a BLT which I have no complaints with. It was packed full. I decided to order a side Ceasor salad which green with plenty of dressing.
The waitress was friendly, and our food came out fast. It was a positive experience.
For my coffee and BLT, it was $12.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked the Maple Leaf Diner, and it was a positive experience. It’s not a large diner, but it’s a great local small town. There is plenty to do in Maplewood, so it’s fun to spend a few hours there.
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Questions for you:
Are there any cute downtowns near you? NJ is filled with small, local, communities.
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