Monday, February 23, 2015

Lyndhurst Diner

Mr. H and I needed to go to Whole Foods in University Heights last weekend, so we decided to head over to the east side in search of a diner breakfast before grocery shopping. Not overly familiar with the area, we headed to the Internet. Mr. H knew that Mayfield Road would have some options, and sure enough, he stumbled upon the Facebook page for the Lyndhurst Diner, LLC.

I wasn't prepared for just how small it was going to be. Located in a strip of businesses on Mayfield Road, it has a cooler, tiny counter, and only five tables. FIVE! How do they even turn enough tables to stay in business? Well, you can certainly tell that they have many regulars, from the way that customers were greeting the cook by name as he stopped by tables.
People also seemed to be familiar with their Ricotta Pancakes.
This was my first experience with ricotta pancakes, and they do have a slight "tang" to the flavor and a different texture than your traditional pancake. I have nothing to compare them to, but I'm pretty sure that these were a good version of them.

In honor of Valentine's Day, they were offering Red Velvet Ricotta Pancakes as a special. We didn't order any, but the kitchen decided to make up some small ones to offer to everyone while we were having breakfast.
I had ordered the Breakfast Sandwich, with two eggs scrambled, American cheese, and your choice of meat (bacon, sausage, or ham) on Texas toast.
I probably should have asked to swap cheeses, because I'm not a huge fan of American, but otherwise, it was a tasty breakfast classic.

It was a fun excursion to blindly explore this east-side diner. I'm so glad that we did. There's just something great about a good neighborhood diner, and this one seems to have a couple of unique items as well.

Lyndhurst Diner, LLC
5416 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH


jillwithtwins said...

Next time choose "Eat at Joe's" just down the road.

All Lacquered Up said...

You were in my hood and didn't go to Inn on Coventry? You need to rectify that and have their lemon ricotta pancakes.

Bite Buff said...

Michelle- I know! But I think we need a double-date brunch outing to go there. I know how much you guys like it.

Bite Buff said...

Thanks for the tip, Jill!

bonnjill said...

I second the recommendations for Eat at Joe's (on the corner of Green and Mayfield tucked in the CVS building) and Inn on Coventry. Fun fact: Inn on Coventry's About Us page is my blog post on it without any credit to me.

Bite Buff said...

Jill- Yikes, that's no good! Thanks for the suggestions.

Maria said...

I have written about Lyndhurst Diner LLC two is unique! Small but mighty.