December 1, 2014
Good breakfast just over the border
By Gabrielle Lafond
Sure, it may look like an ordinary breakfast diner, but Bert’s Breakfast and Lunch over the border in Uxbridge, Mass. is sure to surprise you with its excellent food. My family and I usually go on Sunday mornings for breakfast and we always leave happy.
The restaurant is named after the owner, Bert, who is often the person cooking the food. I’ve been coming here since it opened in 2003, and I really treasure Bert’s appearances in the restaurant, as I view him sort of like celebrity. Don’t laugh, but, I couldn’t help myself and I even bought one of the shirts that Bert sells upon request. It’s got a black and white image of him on the back and everything.
One thing you should know before going to Bert’s is this: They have the best omelets around, hands down. There are many types of omelets that you can order, and there’s also the option to create your own. I like to get mine with broccoli, cheese and onions. The broccoli is always fresh and there’s always just the right amount of cheese. Bert’s also offers breakfast sandwiches, wraps, pancakes, French toast, freshly baked muffins, waffles, oatmeal, cereal and more. The home fries, bacon and toast are to die for…so make sure to get them. The home fries are soft and seasoned to perfection. Your taste buds will go crazy when you taste the bacon, which is both crispy and soft. If you’re interested in a healthier option, you can ask for wheat bread instead of white or a side of fruit. COFFEE DRINKERS—don’t worry about being stuck with a cold cup of coffee that tastes stale. Rather, waitresses are always walking around, making sure they refill coffee cups with fresh, hot coffee that tastes excellent with any breakfast selection.
If you’re an early riser, you’ll appreciate knowing that Bert’s is open at 5 a.m. every day of the week. They also serve breakfast until closing to accommodate those who prefer to sleep in.
Swing by Bert’s for their lunch selections as well, which include burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, clubs, soup, and much more. My dad has been there for breakfast more times than I can count, but he also enjoys eating lunch there on occasion. His favorite dish is the chicken cutlet dinner, which he claims is absolutely delicious.
Bert’s provides the customer with an atmosphere that is perfect for people of all ages. I have seen parents with their young children, teenagers stopping in for breakfast before school and many adults who crave warm coffee and a muffin on a cold morning before heading to work. The staff is always nice and I feel like I’m related to some of the waitresses there simply because of how kind they are to me.
If you’re looking for an exceptional meal at a low cost, Bert’s is the place to go. It’s only five minutes outside of Rhode Island and it’s guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Bert’s Breakfast and Lunch, 492 Quaker Hwy, Uxbridge, MA, 508-278-2130