We were in the mood to try some place new for breakfast this week, so we finally made our way to Bertha's after driving by it many times on Hertel Ave.
It's as small as it looks, nestled into a store front next to the North Park Theater building, with just a few booths and tables, and some additional seating for a few at the counter. Lucky for us, it was nice and warm inside, as the nearest available street parking was a few blocks down and it was a cold walk over.
There are lots of choices on the menu, but the first thing I noticed was the much higher than normal prices of their omelettes. Most places we go are in the $6-7 range for a ham and cheese omelette. Bertha's asks $9.25! Egg Whites are an ADDITIONAL $2!! That's over $11 before coffee! Far too high for us, so we "downsold" ourselves to a simple order of eggs, toast, and homefries for $4.50, plus coffee.
The eggs and toast were basic, but the plate needed more than the 10 or so cubes of potatoes on the large plate to make the meal look more substantial. The coffee was nice and hot, though, and was re-filled a couple of times.
Service was attentive and friendly, but there are too many other places we like - with better prices and food - for our morning budget. As a result we will probably not be back unless already in the neighborhood for something else.
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