We visited the Three Coins Diner at 7410 N Nebraska Ave on May 30th. Breakfast is very reasonably priced. The special “Club Breakfast” for $5.50 is a really good deal. We’ve been to the Three Coins a bunch of times and we’ve always come away happy. The restaurant also has a web site at http://www.threecoinsdiner.com/.
We had breakfast. As our cheerful readers know, we’ve been having a downward slide in our overall happiness with breakfasts. I’m going to be honest with you here. We chose the Three Coins today as a ringer. We knew it would be great, and, frankly, we didn’t want to take any chances. The Three Coins didn’t disappoint. The bacon was good. The eggs were proper (*). And the pancakes… I would like to remind you that we’re highly experienced Pancake Professionals … the pancakes were Just Right.
Wait, you say, what about the coffee?
The coffee meets all grade-A parameters: burning hot, black, bitter, bottomless.
But Andy, you say, did Marek have his coffee? Why yes, he did. He’s the only kid I know who likes salted coffee. I think he’ll be starting a trend.
We both enjoy a good coffee in the morning.
The Three Coins has a nice lunch counter. It’s full of regulars, and we’ve never been there where there wasn’t a table full of local cops. If it’s good enough for Tampa’s Finest, it’s good enough for us!
So what’s unique about Three Coins? It’s open 24 hours and is a police favorite. It’s also in a little bit of a sketchy neighborhood. But there’s nothing like Mama’s murals or Martha’s catfish or Nicko’s Elvis. It’s just a really good place that’s close to our house and full of nice folks. We just like the Three Coins a lot.
When we were done, Marek paid the bill.
He executed a military search pattern on the terrain and found the register by way of a shortcut through the lunch counter.
We were all set to give the Three Coins a four-pancake rating. The food’s great, the people are great, but it is missing the “unique” factor and all. Then Marek got a pop with the change. That changes everything.
As the entire Tampa Bay Area knows by now, Marek likes him some lollipops. And a happy Marek is a guaranteed great rating. And this is a Happy Marek.
We’re pleased to give the Three Coins Diner a four and a half pancake rating.
(*) “Proper” in the M.C. Hammer sense of the word