Diners

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli)

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli)

A few weeks ago, writer Jen M. and I met up at Nudy’s Cafe in Paoli.  Jen was out that way and we both wanted (and needed) to get out for a hike. She suggested Nudy’s Cafe, which recently opened.  Nudy’s Cafe has several locations in the suburbs of Pa; including Ardmore, West Chester, Phoenixville, Exton, and many more. After spending more time than anticipated riding through Philadelphia Traffic (when is that not the case?), I made it.Nudys Cafe Paoli

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Atmosphere: A
The exterior of Nudy’s Cafe is clean, modern, and cute. It’s not a big, shiny, diner but a small modern building. The inside is bright and clean. There are several tables throughout the diner.  We sat in the back corner.  It wasn’t crowded but there is plenty of space, so you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of anyone.

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Coffee: A

The coffee at Nudy’s cafe was great. The waitress kept both Jen and I’s coffee refilled at all times.  It was hot and fresh, locally brewed Lacas coffee. I couldn’t have asked for better coffee.

Nudys Cafe Paoli coffee

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Food: A

The Nudy’s Cafe menu has everything a stereotypical diner usually has, but it’s only open for breakfast and lunch. The promise at Nudy’s Cafe is to make you feel welcome, nourished and excited about coming back because of the freshly-made, great food.

On the menu, there are plenty of omelets, sandwiches, and salad options. On the back, there was a full page of specials. I contemplated the avocado toast (I’ve never had that before) but ultimately decided to order the Greek Wrap with a side mixed salad.

Nudys Cafe Paoli wrap

The Greek wrap was stuffed with chickpeas, feta cheese, greens, onions, and tomatoes. The side salad wasn’t anything unusual but tasted good too. In all, it was a good meal.

Nudy Cafe (Paoli) Service: A
Our waitress at Nudy’s Cafe as nice and our food came out extremely quickly.

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Cost: $
For my wrap, side salad, and coffee it was $15.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come back to Nudy’s Cafe?
I liked Nudy’s Cafe and I would go back. There are a lot of different breakfast and lunch options. I appreciate the specials too.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Serice: A
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of wrap?
Do you prefer wraps or sandwiches? 

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Olgas Diner Marlton boston cream pie
Diners

Olga’s Diner (Marlton)

Olga’s Diner (Marlton)

Those who lie in South Jersey will know, Olga’s Diner used to be one of the most famous and popular diners in the area. It closed in 2008 and before I moved here. Sad, because everyone I talked to said it was the best. The original property in Marlton Circle at Route 70 and 73 was bought and the property was transformed into a medical building.  The new property is on the Northbound side of 73 on Baker Boulevard (less than a tenth of a mile away).

A year ago, a new family decided to recreate Olga’s Diner right up the road on route 73. It wasn’t the original family or original building, but the name Olgas.  When it finally opened in November of 2019, I was excited to go!

My friend Cyd from New Jersey Isn’t Boring and I met up around lunchtime on a weekday. It was packed! You would think we were going on a busy Sunday morning.

Olgas Diner Marlton
Olgas Diner Marlton

Olga’s Diner Atmosphere: A
Olga’s Diner stands out on route 73. It’s hard to miss the big, shiny, modern building. The inside of Olga’s Diner is large. Each booth and table is spread out, so you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of anyone.

Coffee: B
The coffee at Olga’s Diner is good. Olga’s Diner uses the local company, Lacas. I could have used a few more refills.

Olgas Diner Marlton Coffee

Olga’s Diner Food: A
Olga’s Diner menu has everything you want and need in a diner.  There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. If you are looking for healthy options, Olga’s Diner has that too. Plus an entire page menu dedicated to vegan options. Yes, vegan!  I thought about getting a vegan option just because Olga’s Diner had it but ultimately decided for the beet salad with rotisserie chicken. If beets are on any restaurant menu, I usually order them.

Olgas Diner Marlton salad

The beets tasted good and the greens were fresh. There was plenty of chicken too. I couldn’t taste a difference in the rotisserie-style chicken versus grilled.

Olga’s Diner Dessert: B
Cyd mentioned the original Olga’s Diner was known for their Boston Cream Pie, so we both decided to order that. The Boston Cream Pie was good, but the cake portion of it was a little dry.

Olgas Diner Marlton boston cream pie

Olga’s Diner Service: A
The waitress said it was her first day, but you would not have guessed. She was friendly and seemed like she was working there for a long time. The food came out quickly. We were sat and eating our food within 15 minutes of arriving.

Cost: $$

For my coffee, salad, and pie, it was $25. The salad alone was nearly $19, which I found a bit pricey for the size.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked Olga’s Diner, and I’ll be back. The food was excellent, and Olga’s Diner has a lot of menu options I want to try.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: A
Dessert: B
Service: A
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite dessert?
What is the last new restaurant you’ve been too?

 

 

Midnight express Diner pancakes
Diners

Midnight Express Diner (New York City)

Midnight Express Diner (New York City)

While in New York, I ended up at the Midnight Express Diner. Originally I meant to take the train up to the Upper West Side, but I accidentally ended up on the East Side. No big deal and a quick google search ended up with the Midnight Express Diner.

Midnight express Diner

Midnight Express Diner Atmosphere: A
The Midnight Express Diner sticks out on the corner. There are plenty of windows. I was lucky enough to score a window seat. For a diner in New York City, the Midnight Express Diner is actually fairly large with plenty of booths, tables, and a small bar.

Midnight Express Diner Coffee: A
The Midnight Express Diner coffee was brewed hot and fresh. Plus the waitress brought plenty of refills.

Midnight express Diner coffee

Midnight Express Diner Food: A
The Midnight Express Diner menu has everything a regular diner has. There are plenty of breakfast and brunch options as well as lunch too. A few items on the Midnight Express Diner menu that stuck out to me were the smoked salmon, benny bagel, greek quesadilla, open-faced sandwiches with hollandaise sauce.  Since it was the day before the New York City Marathon, I decided to order the berry pancakes.

The berry pancakes came with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries baked in the pancakes as well as topped with more berries and granola. The pancakes were light and fluffy and one of the better diner pancakes I’ve had. Pancakes are risky to order at a diner because they are either good or thin and boring. Luckily these were good.

Midnight express Diner pancakes

Midnight Express Diner Service: A
The waitress was friendly and the food came out fast. In all, it was a positive experience.

Midnight Express Diner Cost: $
For the pancakes and coffee, the meal was $14.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to Midnight Express Diner?
I liked the Midnight Express Diner and if I come back to New York City, I would go back. It’s tough to find good pancakes and the Midnight Express Diner served them up.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $10-20

Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Where are your favorite pancakes from?
What is your favorite type of pancakes?

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten)
Diners

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten)

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten)
I should tell you how I planned to go the Pearl Street Diner all along, but that would be a lie. While trying to figure out the train system in New York, I missed my stopped and ended up at the end of the line in the Financial District and near Battery Park and the Staten Island Ferry.  I was hungry and tired so I decided to stop at the Pearl Street Diner on the corner of Pearl and Fletcher Street. I’m glad I did. The Pearl Street Diner is a no-frills diner in New York City.

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten)

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) Atmosphere: A
From the exterior, you can imagine the Pearl Street Diner is a step back in time. It’s built into a building (or maybe a building built around it). The inside of the Pearl Street Diner seats only about 20-30 people. There are plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar. When I got there, the waitress ushered me to a small table so other parties could use the bigger ones.

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) Coffee:

The Pearl Street Diner coffee was brewed hot and fresh and the waitress made sure I had plenty of refills.

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) coffee

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) Food: C
The Pearl Street Diner menu has everything a stereotypical diner would have. There are plenty of breakfast specials.  I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for, just that I was hungry and tired. I decided to order the blueberry pancakes with whipped cream. The pancakes were good, but it was a small portion and I could have used 3X the amount. I would order them again, but I would probably order something else with them.

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) pancakes

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) Service: A
The waitress at the Pearl Street Diner was friendly and the food came out fast. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten) Cost: $
For my blueberry pancakes and coffee, the cost was $12. It was a tad expensive considering the size, but then again, it was New York City.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Pearl Street Diner (Manhatten)?
I liked the Pearl Street Diner in Manhatten and had a positive experience. If I’m in the area again, I’ll go back. It’s worth the stop from Battery Park or on your way to the Staten Island Ferry.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: C
Service: A
Cost: $5-15
Overall:  B

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Questions for you:
Have you ever gotten so lost, you need to take a break? Just me, LOL?
Have you been to Wall Street?

JB's 57 Diner
Diners

JB’s 57 Diner (Manchester Township)

JB’s 57 Diner (Manchester Township, NJ)

After having a good experience at JBs Diner on 33, I knew I wanted to go to JB’s 57 Diner.

JB’s 57 Diner Atmosphere: B
JB’s Diner is located in a strip mall next to a ShopRite. From the outside of JB’s 57 Diner, you would never guess how retro diner the inside was.

JB's 57 Diner

When you step into JB’s 57 Diner, it’s like a blast from the past. There are license plates, vintage car photos, and everything you can imagine in a diner.

JB's 57 Diner

JB’s 57 Diner Coffee: A
The coffee at JB’s Diner was brewed hot and fresh and the waitress brought plenty of refills. I couldn’t have asked for better coffee.

JB's 57 Diner coffee

JB’s 57 Diner Food: A
JB’s 57 Diner menu has plenty of options from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a page of specials including JBs Diner French toast waffle.

The French toast waffle spoke to me so I decided to order it. It came topped with strawberries and blueberries. The French toast waffle, was French toast, put into a waffle maker. Truthfully, it just felt like a regular waffle. It was good and the berries tasted fresh.

JB's 57 Diner

JB’s Diner Dessert: C

I decided to order a chocolate milkshake at JB’S diner and it was relatively boring. It was thinner and there was no whipped cream, or cherry. I thought that was standard with milkshakes but apparently not.

JB's 57 Diner milkshake

JB’s 57 Diner Service: A
Even though JBs Diner was packed, our waitress was attentive and friendly. Plus our food came out fast. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

JB’s Diner Cost: $
For my French toast, milkshake, and coffee, the cost was $15. Keep in mind, JBs Diner On 57 is cash only.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of JB’s 57 Diner:
I liked JBs Diner and I will be back. It’s a great stop if you’re going down the shore or if you find yourself going that way. Both JB’s Diner on 33 and JB’s 57 Diner are great stops.

I’m looking forward to checking out JB’s Cousins Diner.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $5-12
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Have you ever had a French toast waffle?
What is your favorite vintage car?