We headed back to Fourth Street this morning to have breakfast at Bette’s Oceanview Diner. We’ve been hearing about Bette’s since we moved to town, but every time we’ve tried to go, it’s been crazy packed. We have picked up food from next door’s to-go, which we loved of course, but we were still hankering to try to the real deal. This morning we finally got to experience what all the hype is about.
The boys and I cozied up at a table in the far back. The vibe here is old-school diner, with red barstools and chrome and mirrors everywhere you look. I spent many days, nights rather, in diners like this when I was in high school, writing poetry with friends, eating the free bread basket, and just being dramatic for hours.
Our food was on our table within six minutes of ordering – no exaggeration – and that is awesome when you are eating out with hungry little kiddos. The boys shared a blueberry muffin, scrambled eggs, and bacon. I had oatmeal and then accidentally devoured all of the sour cream topped potatoes from the boys’ meal. I honestly didn’t mean to eat them all – I just wanted to try a bite or two, but man, they were soooo good: crisp, onion-y, and salty, and then topped with sour cream? Irresistible.
After finishing their blueberry muffin, Bennett asked (very politely, I’ll add) for another one – self proclaiming himself as a “Blueberry muffin eater”. How can I argue with that amount of cute? Another blueberry muffin, please!
We left full and happy, maybe clocking thirty-five minutes for the whole experience, start to finish. That is my idea of a great breakfast!
Here’s a few tips:
1) Try for a booth, but if they are full, go for the small tables in the back. One side is a bench, so it’s nice and secure for the littles. They do offer clip-on high chairs, but I don’t like to put Graham in them anymore as he’s at the top of the weight limit.
2) Definitely go for the scone or muffin option over toast. You can have toast any day, any where, but these muffins and scones are to die for.
3) Bring along some coloring books or other quiet activity. Although the food comes out very quickly, there are not any crayons or coloring place mats given to the kids to keep them occupied, so you’ll want to be prepared with your own.