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Zina's Cafe in Ambler - need to give this place another shout out!

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Zina's Cafe in Ambler - need to give this place another shout out!

AmblerGirl | | May 25, 2009 04:00 AM

My husband and I had lunch at Zina's Cafe yesterday and it was so good (again) - I really cannot say enough good things about this place. I know I've recommended this place in the past but I really just needed to highlight this place again. It is a complete hole in the wall - no atmosphere to speak of. It is off the beaten path, located on a quiet stretch of Butler Ave, across from an old dodge dealership, you could easily drive right by it. It is family run, mom is in the kitchen making all the food from scratch and her daughters are in the front of the house waiting tables - they are all so sweet and go out of their way for the customers. In fact, when we were there the owner have a big arrangement of flowers to one of the regular customers (must have been a special occasion). It is dirt cheap - nearly impossible for a couple to spend more than $20 (we never broke the $20 mark and we eat ALOT!). And the selling point is the food. The menu is small - just your typical breakfast and lunch options. But everything is homemade - giant handcut french fries, french toast with homemade bread, homemade crepes stuffed with Nutella. Even something simple as a BLT is just so darn good, tastes exactly like my mom made when I was growing up (not the greasy diner version with bacon that you can tell was sitting ouy all day). My husband is in love with their chicken parm sandwich and gets it all the time - fresh chicken (not breaded) with sauce and cheese on a roll that has to be around 18 inches long (and its only around $6). They even have a really good beverage selection including organicd iced teas and Boylan's soda (my favorite!). I just love this place so much!

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