For tasty and affordable home cooked food, gather at The Kitchen Table in North Buffalo.
Ever find yourself sitting down at a restaurant, order yourself a simple plate of eggs, hashbrowns, toast, and coffee, and think “I can’t believe I just paid $6.99 plus tax and tip for that”? If you have, stop it, and make your way to my favorite unassuming family diner, The Kitchen Table Family Restaurant.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know the hubs and I frequent breakfast joints. Lately I haven’t been posting many reviews, because time and again we keep winding up at this incredible little North Buffalo joint called The Kitchen Table.
I love this place. Every time I go the food is always cooked perfect, freshly made, and listed for a fraction of the price as Denny’s or IHOP. And trust me, their french toast is out of this world, you aren’t missing anything when you skip the chain! The Family Kitchen sources from local bakeries, food delivery services, and it’s run by a family who now knows me and my husband by name because we’re always in there.
The crowd is a sure-fire win: the diner is never too busy, and the tables that are there typically range between hipsters and the new fangled “yuccies” that have moved into North Buffalo in the recent years, and retirees enjoying their morning coffees in the same neighborhood they’ve lived for decades. Around lunch time labor workers come in small groups for a quick bite and hearty, affordable food. It’s always a good mix of a crowd, which I judge restaurants on and The Kitchen Table totally passes.
Even though the outside is nondescript, just on the West side of Elmwood on Hertel Ave (diagonally across the street from the Post Office and Police Station), they have a gravel parking lot, the inside is clean and acceptable, and they take credit cards! Big win for us Millennials.
I’ve already mentioned the french toast, which I swear is some of the best I’ve ever had in the country, but they also have a tasty fish sandwich, pancakes, homefries, house-made fries, and my husband swears by their bacon. On top of all that, the prices are well under $10 a plate–and if you’re vegetarian, easily under $5 a plate–so it’s easy to justify going out to eat for something as simple as french toast and eggs (OK, that’s an understatement–I have never perfected french toast and I hate trying to get my eggs perfectly over medium, and these guys nail both every time). It’s just good food cooked fresh, a family doing good, and absolutely non-pretentious.
If you haven’t been, check it out! You won’t be disappointed.