I just enjoyed a nice plate of fluffy scrambled eggs (they asked me how I wanted them done, loose or well) with heaps of bacon, excellent guacamole, and wheat toast that didn't taste like mattress stuffing. And tasty home fries. I'm drinking a cafe au lait, and a fresh grapefruit juice. The waitress is solicitous, and the prices are cheap.
I can't get any of this anywhere else in Astoria, all together in one place, and I certainly can't get it with free wireless Internet access.
It's lunchtime, and the place is busy. The dead 'P' in the CUP sign has been fixed. All is well.
In short, this place is an asset to the neighborhood, and even if it's not a Chowhound's delight, it is certainly a cut above typical diner food. It would be a terrible shame if it closed in part because Astorians chose not to give it a try after all the slagging off the place gets on this board.
And did I mention they have $5 martinis? Not that I'm drinking one now...