Tomy’s Cafe Diner in Garden Grove

Tomy’s Café Diner
9692 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92841 714-534-0651

Orange County Register’s Food Frenzy
Written by and Photos by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright April 2012

At Tomy’s Café Diner their Fried Chicken never sits under heat lamps but is breaded and cooked fresh.

At Tomy’s Café Diner you can enjoy a fantastic home cooked meal without ever turning your range on or your oven. If you want home cooking, without spending a bundle or having to tap into your child’s college fund. The very gracious and kind owners Thomas and Anthony are from Athens, Greece and frequently walk through the place talking to the many regular customers.
You will find them shaking hands, asking people how they like their food and making friendly conversation. They have been in the restaurant business since they were 14 years old.

You might find one of the owners holding a pot of coffee and filling your cup like Anthony shown here

Prior to purchasing the land for what would become Tomy’s Café Diner it was the classic A & W Root beer stand where car hops would waited on me when I was just a kid! You can tell Thomas and Anthony both have a passion for what they do and they love making sure their customers are happy.

You will find these four things at Tomy’s in abundance:
1. Incredible value
2. Variety of dishes
3. Family restaurant
4. Feel at home atmosphere

I tried their salsa with roasted peppers today and their Pico de Gallo and was impressed by the depth of flavor and how fantastic it made the Bacon and Egg Sandwich I had earlier before I met with Anthony & Thomas. I think I might buy it from Tomy’s from now on.

The Super Breakfast

¼ pound Cheeseburger

Carne Asada Burrito

Chicken or Beef Fajitas

Fried Chicken Dinner

Bacon and Egg on a Bun with Salsa or Pico De Gallo on the side

Even their Bacon and Egg Sandwich will test your mouth to see how big it can open to.

There are so many choices at this family restaurant that you could go there for 3 months straight, and try a new dish each time without repeating them!

So Polly Motzko says you will not be disappointed if you go to Tomy’s. You will be happily surprised at how little you spend and how much you get and how delicious it all is.Have a Delicious Day!

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