A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of breakfast and lunch at Jimmy's Egg on Bay Area Boulevard, open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jimmy's Egg achieves a delicate balance of good food and friendly service, dishing out breakfast and lunch with flawless table manners. Celebrate another successful sunrise by creating your own omelette or choosing one of Jimmy's own eggy envelope creations. A Popeye's revenge omelette bestows superhuman strength on sailors with bacon, mushroom, monterey jack cheese, and spinach ($6.99). Eating Jimmy’s garbage breakfast seems to slow down the rotation of the Earth as patrons dig out an escape route through the enormous pile of hash browns, grilled onions, bell pepper, and sausage (5.99). Strawberry waffles ($5.49) and french toast ($4.29) dusted with powdered sugar inspire ski vacations to the Alps with every bite, and lunchtime ushers forth classic sandwiches such as the BLT ($5.99) and grilled ham and cheese ($5.79). Or try the diner’s home-style entrees, such as pot roast ($7.99) and chicken-fried steak ($7.99). The Jimmy's Egg burger, like Switzerland, is topped with shaved ham and one fried egg ($7.99), refusing to take sides in the winner-take-all battle between breakfast and lunch.
Jimmy's Egg is open all week, serving fresh, homemade white and cinnamon-raisin breads still warm with feelings of being kneaded. In fact, these white and cinnamon-raisin slices have infiltrated every inch of the menu like polka-dot bikinis at a free-admission water park.