review

Billy’s Diner

If I told you the beautiful stack of pancakes above were healthy, would you believe me? I probably wouldn’t either, and when they first brought that out to me when I went to Billy’s Diner, I thought they had given me the wrong order because they looked too good. These lovely pancakes are the parfait pancakes. They’re two multigrain pancakes topped with low fat vanilla yogurt, fresh strawberries, blueberries and pecans, then dusted with ground cinnamon on top. They tasted absolutely heavenly, and I felt like I was eating sweet and savory pancakes the entire time. The yogurt kept the pancakes from tasting dry so you didn’t have to put maple syrup on them. The fruit added the perfect sweetness while the pecans were there for that nutty crunch. I loved them and I may or may not have devoured them all.

IMG_8880Lindsay ordered the “vegan”esque omelette, which is fresh spinach, broccoli, and basil pesto mixed with egg whites. It’s topped with sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese, and served with homefries and your choice of bread on the side. I took a bite of it and it was very tasty. Lindsay really seemed to enjoy it, but there was a bit too much pesto in it for my liking. It still tasted great and I would have enjoyed it if it were my meal. The sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese on top added a nice flavor to the eggs to give them more flavor than just egg whites and green veggies.

IMG_8883Linday’s friend, Brett, was visiting for the weekend and he ordered the berry krunch. It was three slices of French bread dipped in an egg mixture with crunchy granola and then drizzled with homemade brown sugar glaze. It was topped with dried cranberries and fresh strawberries, a generous helping of whipped cream, and finished off with dusted cinnamon. Of course I had to take a bite of this, and it was so good. They really did a great job making this because it has the potential to be overpoweringly sweet, but it was the perfect sweetness. Had it been too sweet, there is no way somebody could finish it, but Brett was able to and he said he enjoyed it.

The food is reasonably priced – nothing is over $10 – and you get a lot of food for your money. The restaurant has a very cool older-world vibe, and they play jazz and blues music. The waitstaff was good, and overall I had an enjoyable experience. I looked over their lunch menu, and it looked good so I’ll have to go back and check it out sometime.

Billy’s Diner

10 E Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 867-0105

Mon–Sun 7:00am–3:00pm

 

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