Before a full day of volleyball playing (the Dining Diva) and watching (yours truly), we decided we need a good breakfast. Normally I’m ok with hitting a bakery for coffee and pastries, but the Dining Diva isn’t a big fan of “sweet” breakfasts, especially before playing, and wanted something more substantial. The original plan was to hit the Wild Huckleberry, but it was closed. Fortunately, as we were driving there, I noticed a little diner on the corner. We looped back around, parked, and made our way into Sassy’s Diner.
Even though Sassy’s was in a block of buildings, it had the feel of an old school diner; one of those that is in the shiny silver buildings. Along the right wall was the bar with the stools and the shake machine. On the left were the formica booths. There were old school, white coffee cups on the table with the metal napkin dispensers and salt and pepper shakers. We took a booth on the left, and flipped through the menu filled with diner classics. The Dining Diva went with her favorite, corned beef hash. I thought about the corned beef hash as well, but decided to carbo load with pancakes and hash browns instead (apparently I figured I need lots of carbs to sit in a chair and watch volleyball).
When the plates arrived, I was glad that I made the choice I did. The corned beef hash was more of the “out of the can variety” (as described by the Dining Diva) that had been fried on the flat top. For her, that’s exactly what she wants. For me, I want more of the actual corned beef with onions and peppers variety. But she definitely enjoyed it, so that was good. As for my breakfast, the pancakes were nice diner pancakes. Fluffy, drenched in butter and syrup. The hashbrowns were thickly shredded and fried as well, very simple. A little hot sauce, salt and pepper and they were good. I topped everything off with multiple cups of diner coffee.
We finished everything up in about 20 minutes, and made our way out to Eastmont park for volleyball. There wasn’t anything that was “oh my gosh” amazing, but there wasn’t anything that was “oh my gosh” bad either. It was really straight down the middle of the road diner fare. It is definitely the type of place where I can see the locals coming in, having a cup of coffee with breakfast, chatting with the waitress; really small town America at its finest. And let’s face it, that’s just what it is!