Nickel Diner: Modernist Breakfasts in a Retro Setting
New Downtown eatery offers outstanding breakfast menu at Denny's prices.
My wife Jennifer and I recently had Sunday breakfast at the Nickel Diner, now in its fourth month on Main Street opposite Bark Avenue's new doggie day care facility, between Fifth and Sixth Streets in Downtown. Open early for breakfast and also serving lunch, the offerings are really outstanding. The decor is from the forties, with old menus on the wall from soda fountains of the days of yore. For the price of a breakfast at Denny's classy chef Monica May serves up omlets or scrambles with fontina cheese, salmon, grilled zuccini, and many more unusual and welcome choices.