I guess off days for bad reviews? Have only had breakfast here and it is always good, always fresh and always hot. The service is great and I love that I can "customize" my order. The place seemed clean and everyone looked happy. I do wish they would get rid if the looped Muzak.
I eat here twice a week because it is, quite frankly, the best diner in the area if you add price into the equation. Also try both the green and red salsas. They are awesome!
Also you can ask them to custom make anything you want.
We went there as a large group after a run and they were happy to accommodate us. The waitress was definitely on top of her game and very friendly and funny too! Gladly split our checks up without us asking. Also, the food was delicious and inexpensive!
Definitely want to go back.
When you're on Burnet around 10 am and you don't want to go to Torchy's and you don't want to go to Omelettery because you are a savvy Austinite and know they're both overrated, you do the smart thing: You go to Austin Diner.
Although, you may have trouble finding it now because it's in an unassuming strip mall next to the savers with inconspicuous signage.
Sit in a hand-stapled vinyl booth, admire the kitschy assortment of second hand mixers and blenders that line the ceiling-height windows as "decor"... order the Mexican Scramble breakfast (may not be the technical name, but... that's what it is)... Chorizo, peppers, cheese all scrambled up and served on top of enchiladas with ranchero sauce and there are some over easy eggs in there.
Shut your face, it's good.
The atmosphere and service are casual, prices are low and the food is just simply yummy.