The Diner 樂子
I Recommend ☆☆☆☆
Taipei restaurant offering: American Breakfast / All Day Brunch / Hamburgers / Sandwiches / French Toast / Pancakes / Steak / Milkshakes / Salad / Dessert
Address & Phone:
No.145, Rui'an St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106
Last Reviewed: 4 July 2013
The Diner is where you go in Taipei when you want an American breakfast just like you'd get back home. All your American breakfast needs can be met here: Omelets, French Toast, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Bagel, etc. They also cover the lunch American cafe staples such as: Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Steak, and Soup.
I have tried the Veggie Omelet, Greek Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Italian Scramble (eggs), BLT Sandwich, California Burger, Blue Cheese Burger, Brownie a la Mode, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Milkshake, Mint Milkshake, and the Strawberry Milkshake. Except for the BLT Sandwich and the Blue Cheese Burger, everything was delicious. I can't say enough about their omelets; they are all fantastic. With three eggs and selected ingredients it is a big, proper-sized American omelet. Not like these other Taipei breakfast places that serve little dismal sized omelets that don't satisfy the American belly. For the sides that go along with most meals, I recommend the potatoes O'Brien, French fries, or mashed potatoes with gravy on top (not on the menu, but you can order it). I would skip the hashed browns which are not fresh at all.
The California Burger was good, but not excellent because the beef pattie wasn't juicy and flavorful enough. The Milkshakes are decadently delicious and a most try. Pick the flavor you like, you can't go wrong. The Italian Scrambled Eggs' ingredients were fresh and the mozzarella cheese made it quite tasty, but I don't really see the point in getting any of the scrambled eggs which only gets you two eggs when you can get three eggs in a much bigger omelet for the same price. Yes, you get a little ham, bacon, or sausage side, but it still isn't worth it. The Eggs Benedict is made perfectly here with a great hollandaise sauce.
The BLT Sandwich was a real disappointment because it barely had any ingredients in it; tasted like I was just eating bread. The Blue Cheese Burger was also a pass because they added salt to the blue cheese which made it pretty gross. Both of these items are a definite skip. The Brownie a la Mode was huge and very yummy. I have heard good things about all their other dessert items as well.
Next time I will try either the Pancake Breakfast or the French Toast Breakfast which are both under the Sweet Tooth Breakfast section on the menu. I have heard good things about both of these items.
Vegetarian options: Greek Omelette, Veggie Omelette, Eggs Florentine, Popeye Scrambled Eggs, Italian Scrambled Eggs, Mexican Scrambled Eggs, tons of Pancake options, Fresh Fruit French Toast, Fruit Cup Breakfast, Garden Burger, Spinach Lasagna, Milkshakes, and Desserts.
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Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm
Last call at 10pm
English & Chinese menu
Average meal price: NT$200
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The Diner 樂子 in Rui'an, Taipei
Fl. 2, No. 166, Jingmao 2nd Rd, Nangang Dist., Taipei City 115
Phone: (02) 2788-3330
Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 9:30pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 9: 30pm
ATT 4 Fun Location: (I've heard from more than one person that this location's food quality is not as good as the two I listed above. I also thought the same when I went there)
ATT 4 Fun Shopping Mall
No.12, Songshou Rd., Sinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Phone: (02) 7737-5055
Check out the atmosphere at one of their locations and see some of the food in this video.
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