Antique Row Cafe, San Diego
San Diego, CA 92116
I love the Eggs Benedict at Antique Row Cafe!!! It's quite a drive from my house, but when I crave soft boiled eggs with that creamy hollandaise sauce and thick ham slices, this is where I go. Since I come here only on the weekends, there is usually a wait, but it only averages 15 minutes or so. Parking it's not too bad... I've always been able to find a metered parking close by. The reason why I didn't give this review a 5 stars is because I feel like over the years, the quality of the food has declined a little bit. I always order the Monterey potato cake with my eggs, but the last few times I've been here, the inside of my potatoes was still runny so I just end up eating the outer area of my potato cake. Other than that, I'm a huge fan!
A good old-fashioned diner like Antique Row Café never fails to bring you good, hearty, homemade meals that serve up not only flavor but perfect portions as well. The wait is never usually that long, and the hosts/hostesses and servers are always very polite & cheery. It never takes long for the food to come out. Last time I ordered Belgian waffles with some potatoes and eggs. Unfortunately I like my waffles a very specific way which is nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, but Antique Row Café makes their waffles soft (that's just weird, like, I might as well order a pancake?). The potatoes are amazing especially if you get their country gravy on the side -absolutely heaven. They've also got some really good coffee! This will always be a go to when we crave some good diner food, I think it definitely beats a place like Redford's for example.
I loveeeeeee this place me and my husband have been going for years! It's just every time we are sited in the first section which the older hispanic woman with the glasses runs?! It's like as soon as you sit down she's pushing you to order and your bill is ready and on the table before your first bite?? I tend to want a espresso after eating so I must remember to be seated somewhere else because after the third time it's unpleasant. Besides that my Fav
Antique Row...Meh We arrived on a Sunday around 12:00 pm there were quite a few people waiting for a table which I initially thought was a good sign. We opted to sit at the bar for immediate service. The restaurant is decorated in old random items and antiques? lol I ordered the pancake sandwich $7.95 Two light and fluffy pancakes, two eggs any style and two slices of bacon or two sausage links. The flavor just wasn't there...missed the mark however a good deal for all of the food that you get at a low price. My friend ordered the Ultimate French Toast $7.95 Cinnamon, roll french toast topped with strawberries and whipped cream he said it was tasty, perhaps I should have ordered that instead. The service was great, fast and attentive. Would I be back? Perhaps on one of those days I'm feeling like a baller on a budget.
Antique Row Cafe is a breakfast lover's dream come true. And the best part? It's located right in my 'hood. I woke up last Saturday with an intense craving for eggs and potatoes. I'm not really impressed these days with those trendy breakfast places that are garnering so much attention. Frankly, I don't have any desire to choose from 20 different pancake varieties or flavors with their creative names. And I have no desire to wait in an obscene line for that silliness, either. Instead, I tend to gravitate towards the mom and pop establishments that know how to cook the classics, and cook them well. In comes Antique Row. They are quite busy. We waited about 15 minutes and then were swiftly shuttled to our table where we were immediately given hot cups of coffee. All of their omelets are made with 4 eggs, so your gut is sure to be busting when you leave. I selected the California Omelette that is made with bacon, veggies, and topped with an avocado spread. Unbelievably delicious. I also opted for the home-style potatoes. The entire circumference of my plate was covered with breakfast fare, and I managed to eat every bite. My breakfast companion was hoping to be good and ordered the eggs benedict. Much to his dismay, he wasn't served a dainty eggs benedict portion he's usually accustomed to at other places. Instead, his plate was an amass of delicuous food as mine was. Needless to say, when I'm wanting breakfast, Antique Row will be my go-to place.
When I'm in the mood for a delicious breakfast in a great location, but without the hour long wait in a line full of hipsters, I come to Antique Row Cafe. This place never disappoints. I've probably been here 4 or 5 times now, and every meal has been great. The staff are so friendly that I feel like I'm at my grandmother's house. The line is never more that 15 minutes. The locations is right on Adams Avenue, in between University Heights and Normal Heights. Try the assortments of different Benedicts, any of their omelets, or their regular plates and you won't be disappointed. There isn't a single thing wrong with this place. Four stars for maintaining their quality of service on a consistent basis.