Starving Yogis decided to change it up this week and check out a morning class at Starr Yoga in Roslindale followed by breakfast down the road at the Rox Diner. The diner is located in downtown West Roxbury (address below). Parking is street parking but we didn’t have trouble finding a spot right outside.
The first thing you may notice about the Rox Diner is the line, and if you don’t notice a line, it’s your lucky day (or maybe it’s 7 AM, which is less lucky… but whatever). Like most great diners, there are only 8 or 9 tables crammed together… but unlike most great diners, the breakfast bar area is really small. Our advice is to wait for a table. The line moves pretty quickly so don’t be discouraged!
My first question when someone tells me about a new restaurant is usually “what’s it like?” My first question about a diner is always “How’s the bacon” because let’s be honest, my diner goal is generally focused on how quickly I can sit down and how quickly bacon will be delivered to me. The ambiance in Rox Diner appears to be a lesser priority, but given the quality of the food and how quickly it arrives, you won’t have much time to focus on the walls and seating.
So… let’s get back to the bacon… the farm raised, all natural bacon. Rox Diner buys locally when available (including bread from a local bakery), sources organic produce and, for those New Englanders who take it seriously (and I know there are a lot of you), the maple syrup is from Vermont. Jen opted for a special of strawberry and banana coconut encrusted stuffed French toast dusted with cinnamon amazingness ($10)
while Andrea went for everything on the menu with The Rox (literally everything on the menu – 2 eggs, bacon, home fries and a small side of French Toast – $13.50). Both meals arrived quickly and disappeared just as fast.
-You’d think Andrea would have learned by now, but a diner isn’t the best place for ice coffee – stick with the hot stuff in a white mug.
-For those of you a little further away from West Roxbury, there is a new Rox Diner in Newtonville.
1881 Center Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132