Beth’s, I love you. Really, I do. You give me crayons and paper and so much food I’m full from just looking at it. And Amish Friendship Bread, never forget the friendship bread. But…
I think I might be a Glo’s convert.
As much as it pains me to say, after much deliberation, I think I like the food better at Glo’s. Yeah, they’re both great. You really can’t go wrong at either place. But Glo’s has got this coffeecake that’s so good and they have waffles and eggs and huevos rancheros the size of a small infant and it’s all really good. I mean, the constant line outside (yes, even at 2:30 in the morning we had to wait for 20 minutes for a table for two) is a giveaway. And the smell. So. Delicious.
Of course, Beth’s still wins hands-down for atmosphere. The waitresses alone are reason enough for me to go there. (And the crayons and paper, as previously mentioned). But honestly, there have been times where I’ve eaten at Beth’s and left a bit unsatisfied with the food I just consumed; this has never been the case at Glo’s. (Yet?) And while Beth’s does offer lunch and dinner items alongside breakfast (unlike Glo’s, to my knowledge at least), I tend to prefer the breakfast options at Glo’s. Glo’s has got everything from huge scrambles and omelettes to healthier options like granola and fruit (not that I’ve ever gotten one of those healthier options, but still). When I go to Beth’s, it never takes me long to decide what to get; at Glo’s it takes me a solid ten minutes because it all sounds so darn good.
I dunno, I feel like a Beth’s traitor for this. I will continue to valiantly fight for the wonderful magic that is Beth’s cafe, regardless of my now-mixed feelings. But it needed to be said. Does this mean I will no longer be partaking in $5 milkshakes and unlimited hashbrowns? No.
But I might be trading in some of those milkshakes for some coffeecake at Glo’s. Assuming I can handle the minimum 20-minute wait, that is.
Best things to get at Beth’s:
Southwestern Exposure Omelette ($11.50)
Veggie Scramble ($8.95)
Cinnamon Roll ($4.75)
Amish Bread ($2.75)
Six-Fiddy Shake ($6.50)
Biscuits & Gravy ($5.50)
Best things to get at Glo’s:
Black Bean Omelette ($10.85)
Eggs Californian ($13.45)
Huevos Rancheros ($11.95)
Blueberry French Toast ($8.25)
Coffee Cake ($2.75?)
-menu includes burgers/lunch & dinner options
-usually no wait
-great for groups
-kinda pricey (but portions are huge)
-sometimes “okay” food
-lots of vegetarian options (and even vegan!)
-wider variety of breakfast foods
-within walking distance
-usually a huge wait
-small, bad/impossible for large groups