Uncle Andy's, 170 Ocean Street
Trip Start May 2004
6Trip End Ongoing
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This is a new incarnation of Uncle Andy's. Back in the late 80s I visited it when it was a marvelous bakery, stuffed to bursting with delights and doughnuts. The new owners seem to be doing a bang-up job of it -- there are eggs sunnyside-up painted on the bright blue counter trim! Cool!! The diner is on a street that is quiet, looking sort of like an old-time Main Street, a hop away from SoPo's minimalls just over the bridge from Portland.
There is an assortment of nostalgic black and white photos on the walls of one half of the diner, and on the side we're on there are original paintings and photographs for sale from a few artists, focusing on Maine-related subject matter.
MICHELLE orders: a 3-Cheese Scramble (with broccoli added) & 7-Grain Toast, plus hot green tea, which turns out to be a very yummy Tazo Ginger Green selection. The Scramble is beautifully presented, and completely scrumptious. I'm impressed with the availability of seven-grain toast and Tazo tea. The homefries that come with the plate are good, red-skinned potatoes, cut chunky. Not a lot of grease, plenty of flavor in everything I got!
TRISTAN orders: Blueberry Belgian Malted Waffles & Veggie homefries, plus coffee. The waffles come with the blueberries sprinkled over them. Delicious! The veggie homefries are red potatoes mixed with olives (?! that's a new one), onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach. They would be much better if there wasn't so much grease dripping all over them. The coffee, however, is surprisingly good, especially for diner coffee! HOORAY!!!