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But why have these pieces of Americana lasted nearly 150 years? Maybe itís their inexpensive but tasty menus. Although some people coin coffee shop diners ďgreasy spoons,Ē food is normally far from greasy and can actually be quite good.
When you walk into a diner, thereís a sense of welcome and community. There isnít an ounce of pretension; itís just classic American food and people. And donít forget bottomless pots of coffees, just waiting to top off your cup.
Coffee shop diners are best known for their coffees and breakfast fares. Donít stop by a diner expecting to order a Grande Mocha Hazelnut Latte, No Sugar and Skim Milk, without being laughed out door.
Their coffees are served fresh and hot and black. If you want cream and/or sugar, check your table for little packets. Breakfast is usually served round clock, and itís not made up of croissants and pastries.
Itís a classic American breakfast Ė eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and everything else that makes breakfast best meal of day.
Most diners are family owned and operated, with Mom & Pop behind counter taking orders and filling plates.
This helps lend to homey, comfy feel of diners. No one is a stranger, even if youíre just passing through. Expect to hear stories bandied about as people guzzle their coffee and savor their meals.
When it comes right down to it, coffee shop diners are a throwback to days gone by. By stepping in door, you feel like you may have been transported back in time.
As you toss back your coffee, you feel warmth of place seep into your bones and know that this is what Americana is all about.
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