On Valentine’s Day a fellow blogger, Capri, visited the Coopersburg Diner and reviewed it in her blog. Her fine review prompted us to add it to our growing list of diners to visit for breakfast. Recently, on a lovely April morning, we decided to stop. I do agree with Capri. What a great spot for breakfast!
As we drove south, the construction along Route 309 almost caused us to pass right by. Just in time, Penn Dot’s orange cones alerted us to the temporary turn-in lane. (This accounts for my slightly lopsided photo. Hard to get a more centered shot without risking life and limb.) Given the traffic situation, the parking lot was fuller than I expected. Apparently a little roadwork isn’t keeping folks away.
Inside, we were shown to a side window booth. The diner has a clean refurbished look, homey with wood paneling, and an interesting ceiling. Our waitress brought menus, water, and a carafe of coffee, which she left at the table . The breakfast menu held a wonderful variety; well worth reading through. I opted for a croissant sandwich, although I was sorely tempted by the cinnamon roll sandwich with vanilla ice cream. Sometime.
As we chatted and browsed through the newspaper, still more folks arrived. Soon the servers were bustling. Our smiling waitress brought our order. As mentioned, I’d chosen the croissant sandwich – fried eggs, cheese and bacon on a croissant. It came with homefries, browned, just as I’d requested. M. ordered eggs, homefries, and a large order of bacon.
The breakfast croissant was huge, and delicious. Couldn’t quite finish it. M. thoroughly enjoyed his meal as well, superbly prepared. We both agreed that the bacon and homefries were exceptionally tasty. Our one disappointment was the coffee, a bit weak. (We like strong coffee.) Still, given the quality of everything else and the fine atmosphere, that won’t keep us away in the future.
Service was excellent, with our friendly waitress checking back often.
Our meals – two eggs, five pieces of bacon, homefries, orange juice, toast and coffee for him, croissant sandwich, homefries and coffee for me – came to under $12 (plus tip). Most reasonable, given our large orders.
The Coopersburg Diner is located at 336 North 3rd Street (Route 309) in Coopersburg, PA. 610-282-1853. They offer call ahead seating, have banquet facilities, and cater corporate and family functions.
Have you visited the Coopersburg Diner? Please share your experience.