los angeles, California
March 7, 2003
The food is hugely filling and the prices are far (far) lower than similar joints on the other side of the bay. A huge omelet, hash browns, toast, and coffee at Tillies (less than $7) will definitely see you through both a morning walk along the beach and an afternoon's shopping expedition at Union Square.
Breakfast-type food is available all day and the big fat waffles are just as good at lunch as they are at breakfast. They also do takeout and I highly recommend stopping there for sandwiches and salads to take to the beach or park.
The place is usually quite full, regardless of the time of day, but only once did they send us for a stroll around the block to wait for a table to open up.
Conclusion--not the best food on the island, but very decent food served by friendly natives at a very good price.
From journal Alameda Island (a quiet spot on San Francisco Bay)