Joan & Sue’s
5407 SOUTH ABBOTT RD.
Eggs, bacon, home fries: $5.75
Joan & Sue’s feels like a relic from a simpler time. The menu lives on a chalkboard on the wall, the mugs of coffee come mismatched and bottomless, and
there’s always a mature gentleman with a newspaper at the counter. For regulars,
meals come with a side of gentle banter, and everyone who steps through the door
feels like family. Eggs any style, bacon, and homefries will run you $5.75, as will
omelets with bacon or sausage and cheese. The home fries here are crispy potato cubes, the kind you can buy in the freezer section, and everything’s cooked to
order. There’s French toast, but no waffles, no pancakes, no specials, no frills. For
$6.25, Joan & Sue’s offers its skillet-baked Western omelet. This unique breakfast
favorite comes out golden brown and souffle-like in texture. Be warned—because
of its preparation, the Western omelet rewards patient diners. While Joan & Sue’s
also offers lunch, breakfast here is a great way to start the day. Bring the paper,
drink too much diner coffee, and repeat until everyone knows your name.