Up next is one of my personal favorites: the Board Street Diner in Hamilton. Broad Street is your typical New Jersey diner, nice dining area, mirrored walls, well loved booths, the works.
I first started going to Broad Street in high school, the diner is open 24 hours so that meant that it was the ideal spot for my friends and I to stop at 1 a.m. on a Wednesday night when we were out dodging our responsibilities.
But, what would one of my top picks be if it didn’t have a a 24 hour breakfast menu?
Something else worth mentioning is that Broad Street has incredibly cheap specials, which really speaks to broke college students such as myself.
For example, I could have gotten two eggs, home fries, a juice, and a coffee all for $5.75 this morning. Of course, that’s not what I got because I have no sense of self control–but that point is that I could have if I wanted to.
Our waitress, Mindy, waited patiently as we studied the menu.
“You girls look hungry,” said Mindy. “If you’re looking for something good, the french toast here is to die for.”
We ordered a feast. All together we had: four eggs, a waffle with vanilla ice cream, two servings of home fries, toast, french toast with cherries, a side of bacon, and two coffees.
“This is so good,” said Amanda Peters, 18, a Rowan College at Burlington County student from Florence. “The cherries add so much to the french toast, the bread is soft and chewy, this was a great idea.”
We were not disappointed. Everything was hot and ready after barely any time had passed.
Mindy checked up on us often and joked with us, making the experience that much more enjoyable.
“I love it here,” said Peters, this is her first time visiting the diner. “The staff is so nice and friendly, and the food is delicious. I want to come here for breakfast all the time, we should make this our new spot.”
Everything was perfect, as usual. The waffle was soft and fluffy, and the sweet vanilla ice cream added perfect balance to the breakfast classic. The home fries were brown and crispy, with just the right amount of salt, the eggs were cooked exactly how we asked for them, and the toast came buttered, what more could you ask for?
The Broad Street Diner is undefeated. See ya next time.