Its busy and packed with families, and we soon sat down to a simple hearty and cheap lunch! Most lunch items (like their dinner items) come with a soup or salad or fries. While we browsed the menu and debated if we wanted more brekkie or lunch items, I sipped on a hot chocolate (powdered) with a huge glob of whipped cream crowning it. We had an honest waitress, when asked if they had freshly squeezed juices, she laughed and told us they all came from a box. Well, at least we know :)
We ended up picking lunch items, and my soup was first to come out – soup of the day happened to be cream of broccoli. Nothing special, but was nice it came with my meal to warm up from the brisk weather.
I had eyed the Saratoga loaf for dinner the last time we were here, and I was really curious as to what it was. Was it a meatloaf, a Greek style moussaka (think vegetable lasagna or French ratatouille), or…? It turned out it was a baked sandwich, with a bunch of deli meats, cheese and tomato topped with a pickle.
Reminiscent of sandwiches you’d put together at home, the sesame bun was soft and toasty warm, with a good amount of melty cheese and assorted deli cold cuts in the centre.
The Reuben made a better showing, with warm sliced corned beef, a bit of melted Swiss cheese and a tinny bit of sauerkraut, with regular mustard on the side.
Could have used a bit more cheese and sauerkraut :p
For the prices, simplicity of diner fare and friendly service, it met our expectations for a diner lunch. Dinner’s still a better deal wallet-wise, but one of there days, I’ll get up early.. .and try out their breakfasts.
Address 2610 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 56J
Hours Opened daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
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