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“Much better than you'd expect, a cut above the average LA diner”
Review of Hill Street Cafe

Hill Street Cafe
Ranked #30 of 430 Restaurants in Burbank
Cuisines: American
Description: (818) 845-0046
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Description: (818) 845-0046
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Hill Street Cafe is a diner. But it's a nice diner. With some upscale options you wouldn't expect, such as handmade salsa, pico de gallo and chunky guacamole.

It's easy walking distance from the Hampton Inn Burbank, where I frequently stay while in town on business. The menu has traditional diner fare as well as some more eclectic options. Portions are generous and the food is consistently fresh and well-prepared. Service is friendly and fast. Prices are an excellent value. I've eaten here frequently and never had anything but a good meal. Sure, you won't find a Michelin star in the lobby, but it's definitely way better than you'd expect for a diner.

You can order a patty melt with fries, but there are plenty of fresh options. In fact, tonight when I asked to hold the beans and rice that came with my quesadilla, the waitress asked if I'd like a side of fruit instead. I said "Sure!" (pleasantly surprised) and what came was not the typical anemic and underripe melon chunks, but rather a nice mixture of fresh and ripe fruit.

Even the flowers in the bed out front are notable - every time I'm there, they're different, and beautiful. What would otherwise be a sad, barren little dirt patch next to a busy road is a lovely little oasis of color and greenery. Clearly, the owners of this establishment take great pains to make the place as nice as they can, and make customers feel welcome.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Liked the friendly service, coffee refills and selection of breakfast options
New hours now open at 7 a.m.

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Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a nice coffee shop with freshly prepared food and excellent service. It was convenient to our hotel and when I asked about it, I was told their specialty was "comfort food". I agree.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

tried garlic aioli burger and seasoned fries, asked for medium got burnt, fries were soggy like they were fried yesterday and re-baked today, my broccoli soup was okay, friends chicken soup was terrible. they forgot my drink, waitress was snotty. would never eat there again.

Thank Wil L
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Had a quick dinner at the Hill Street Cafe - one block from the Hampton hotel! Food was fresh, good and the service was very fast.

Thank Dan R
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