If you live in Hyde Park, and you come here often, you will be treated like family. The breakfast menu is the way to go. Cheap, tasty, and very filling. Both pancakes and french toast are proud examples. If you come midday, during the slow period, and want to read and linger over your coffee, you won't be harassed. The best menu bargain is a a bowl of the soup of the day--so cheap and good you'll feel compelled to overtip because your cheque is so ridiculously tiny. This is the diner I now compare all other diners to.
Pros: bargain, all-day breakfast, cozy atmosphere
Cons: dinner menu isn't strong, order breakfast instead