I love this place! The atmosphere is truly nostalgic as you are almost taken away from the fast pace of everyday life. I spent two weeks in Coronado and went to this cafe at least once a day, whether it was for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a late night snack. We always had a great experience, great food, and great service. One visit, the Seeberg jukebox would not play my second song. I said nothing and just considered it a tolerable loss. The waitress brought me a quarter and said to me "let’s try that one again shall we?" I was amazed. She was really paying attention to her customers. The place was not packed but it was still rather busy.
In the time that I was there I was able to try quite a few things on the menu. I would highly recommend the any of the hot sandwiches. The burgers are good too. They even have a baked lasagna night on Wednesday. The pies are made right there with all the right classic ingredients. You know, sugar and spice and a little bit of love too. The coffee goes great a slice of pie. It’s not some high priced, over flavored, exotic roasted coffee. Just plain good old, well brewed, not burned coffee. The brownie sundae is truly filling with a hefty two scoops of ice cream on top. They even warm up the brownie right before they make the sundae! I went late one night for a milkshake and came home stuffed, just from the milkshake!
If I had to pick one favorite thing on the menu it would have to be the hot corned beef on rye with Swiss cheese. You can get it with fries or the onion rings, which are very big and good too. Sure the place is kind of old and a little rough around the edges, but that’s what makes it special. It’s kind of like grandma’s old kitchen. It might not look like a master chef's kitchen, but wow, what comes out of there is really amazing!