We popped in around 11:00am- I noted to my friend- a few scenes from Remember Me were filmed in here. Did you see it? (He hadn't, you both should). The space is long, small and packed. A hopeful sign, if you don't take into account that this is the only diner in a six plus block radius, and the hours are tight- we're talking breakfast/lunch.
We ordered a few coffees, of which our disgruntled waitress brought in paper cups, "We're out of mugs." As well, two soiled menus with frayed corners. We get it. Pearl doesn't care.
We had to beg for water and refills of coffee. The host/cashier eventually stepped up to assist and the waitress later pretended to care that we managed to get what we asked for.
images: from my iPhone.