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Sunday, August 28, 2016
One of the best breakfasts I've had.
Thomas's is a stand-alone diner that looks much the same as it did when the place opened in 1946. You'll usually find a line out the door during breakfast hours. Not only must you wait for a table, you must wait to sit at the counter.
We chose the counter, and had an excellent view of the magnets that the owner's family collected over the years:
The breakfast menu is extensive, and features pancakes, waffles and French toast. But their signature dishes are all egg-based: omelettes, fritattas and scrambles.Egg dishes are served in an individual skillet, along with home fires and toast. For my first experience I chose something basic, a Texan scramble -- 3 eggs, bacon, sausage, onion, pepper and cheddar cheese.
The onion was wilted but not caramelized, the green peppers were still crisp, and the cheese didn't overpower the rest of the dish. The potatoes were crispy, not greasy. I didn't really taste the bacon, but I didn't miss it -- the sausage was mild but flavorful.
I'm thinking next time I'll try the fontina and pancetta frittata, or maybe the nutella-filled French toast.
Service was quick and efficient. Parking lot is very. very small. And they don't take credit cards, so bring cash.
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