Brooklyn, New York
May 2, 2001
Home of Flagstaff’s famous 66 omelettes and largest operating electric train display, The Crown Railroad Café is a kick back to the times when Route 66 saw a lot more trains, traffic and travelers.
Open the door and you’ll be greeted by crayon drawings of flowers and mountains by local children next to a professional mural of a charging diesel train. Take a booth along the wall, where a miniature scale electric train toots above your head past a general store and saloon painted on the wall, open your menu and get ready for a hearty meal.
For breakfast, there are over 65 varieties of omelettes to try- bacon, spinach, salsa, diced steak, green chili, corned beef hash and chorizo are available to mix in, among other vegetables and even cream cheese and jelly. I suggest ordering your omelette with "those" potatoes (go to the Crown Café and you’ll know what that means), a buttermilk biscuit and a large glass of juice.
Other fun things to try include the Truckers Special- 1/3 pound of ground beef steak with three eggs, hash browns or "those" potatoes, two biscuits and gravy. For light eaters, choose a homemade sweet roll or a bowl of Cream of Wheat from The Side Car. Whatever you decide on, the food is filling, the atmosphere is fun.
When staying at the Days Inn I-40, bypass the Ihop next door and cross the street to The Crown Railroad Café.
From journal Into the Earth