Pretty Good......but not great.
Posted on 03 / 24 / 2014
I went here on a Sunday with my kids. The parking was a bit tricky because pulling in right by the restaurant on the South side leads to a dead-end with only a few spaces (all were taken). There is street parking, but we found a lot on the North side of the restaurant had the best open spots. The place was very busy and extremely loud. It was difficult to hear my kid sitting next to me. If they give you an option, sit inside where you'll find all the great decor. The enclosed patio area is pretty dull. The menu lists some vegetarian and vegan options, but they aren't clear, or all together and there isn't a symbol to point them out. The menu is on their website - so you can see what I mean. I asked the server, who helped me find a few options. For vegan breakfast, I had the option of pancakes, breakfast burrito, or tofu scramble. I went with the burrito. The wait for the food was a bit long, but they were swamped. My burrito was a tortilla filled with black beans, some tofu, hash browns, and topped with salsa, guacamole, peppers and olives. It was pretty good, and a good size. My kids got pancakes (not vegan) and hashbrowns - which were good. The staff are young, hip, but not the best or most attentive. Our water was empty and didn't get filled, and we had to flag someone down for a straw for my toddler. Not a huge deal, but not a great experience either. I spoke with the manager to verify the information listed on the Happy Cow website, and he wasn't very friendly. Overall, it was OK - but not great. I would have liked a few more vegan options, better customer service, and a quieter environment to eat in. If you want a busy, funky-decorated, with hip servers, this might be the place for you. For me, I'll drive to Vertical Diner next time. :-)
Cool decor, Young hip staff, Food tastes pretty good
Staff not attentive or overly friendly, Diner is very busy and really loud, Not tons of vegan & no kids vegan menu