Frugal Foodie: Delightfully delicious

Sometimes it’s nice to just eat in a clean, well-lit place.

The 12th and Broadway Restaurant mixes good, normal food with a clean, comfortable environment to great effect.

Only a block away from campus, this diner is a quick, cheap stop for anyone who wants some good food.

The diner has windows on its street-facing walls, allowing daylight to surge into the dining area; this combines with the white walls and polished counter tops to give a bright, clean feeling.

Many eateries will attempt to add flavor, using dark woods to absorb light or have dimmer lights, either for a rustic or romantic setting. Other places tend towards the uninviting glare of fluorescent lighting.

12th and Broadway manages to get that clean, simple, and inviting feeling, and its food keeps up with its an environment.

The restaurants three egg omelet seems harmless enough when it is first placed in front of you. The omelet, with hash browns beside it and cheese dripped tastefully across the top,  doesn’t seem like its going to cause your taste buds to go crazy with delight. But it does.

The bold flavors of the bacon, eggs, and cheese mixing to drive your mouth to water. Despite its large size, the omelet was gone far too soon.  Despite how filling it is, I was tempted to order a second one to enjoy the flavors.  At only $6.50, it is not outrageously priced.

If you want something with more color in it, you can add greens into the pallet by ordering the Greek omelet, which is stuffed with spinach and tomato dicings, allowing it to bring its own flavor to the table.

The diner sells soda by the can and serves cheeseburgers and other common lunch and dinner foods, in addition to their full breakfast menu.

So as you’re getting off the trolley or walking to your first class, stop by the 12th and Broadway restaurant to enjoy a quiet bite.