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Pearl St Diner

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We ventured into the empty abyss that is downtown Albany on a Sunday morning to go to The Pearl St Diner.  Normally busy during a typical work day and full of downtown workers, it was relatively quiet when we walked in.

They have a limited menu on weekends, but still has all the classics and a few specialties.  We both went with the strawberry and banana french toast ($7.25) with a side of bacon.  The french toast had a good flavor, but was slightly undercooked in the middle.  The bananas worked great with the french toast (probably the best part of the breakfast).  Since strawberries aren't in season, they were a little bitter and were better off eaten separately from the rest of the dish.

The waitress was very friendly, and quick to bring refills or take away plates.

There are very few diners or breakfast places downtown (especially if you count out the chains like Dunkin Donuts or Bruggers).  Pearl St Diner is a good place to go if you find yourself downtown and hungry on a weekend.

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Strawberry and Banana French Toast Bacon