Monday, 1 March 2010
A Great place! I love diners, they must be old fashioned, retro, in weird neighborhoods and the ultimate test is their hash-brown! Where I grew up hash-brown is a comfort food. My entire childhood we ate hash-brown with sausages and various cuts of meats at diner (back in Switzerland hash-brown or “Rostis” is a diner meal not a breakfast one).
OK, so Austin Diner is clearly Mexican oriented, we went there twice within a matter of days and I tasted the Uevos Rancheros and a special of the day (ham, biscuit, spinach, eggs and hash-brown).
The food tasted great, simply prepared with fresh ingredients. The beans were actually home cooked (as opposed to the pre-cooked version found in most places) or it seemed so, they tasted great, light and were not pasty. Eggs were cooked as ordered and the potatoes (both hash-brown and home style fries) tasted delicious, well spiced! The only complaint that I can formulate is the fact that the spinach on my plate and in my wife’s omelet were totally raw which is a little simplistic and does not blend well with cooked eggs and beans.
The atmosphere of the place is great, decorated using retro kitchen tools, pastel colors and vinyl table, Diners’ basics! We arrived around 6.55am so needless to say that we were the first and only ones but the place was packed an hour later on Saturday.
5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756