If you are ever passing through Lewiston/Auburn one morning, and the craving for fresh pancakes and hot coffee hits you, then you might want to head over to Rolly's Diner to satisfy your needs. The place is nearly legendary in the area, but travelers might not be aware of it just yet.
Whether you're a local or just passing through, know this: the place is always PACKED. I wish you the best of luck finding a seat on a weekend morning. On my first visit to Rolly's, the line went all the way out into the parking lot, but if I remember correctly it moved fairly quickly.
The other thing to know about Rolly's (aside from the awesome breakfast foods, which we will get to in a moment) is that the atmosphere is so darn friendly. It just feels homey, almost like you're sitting amongst family, waiting for the pancakes and bacon to be ready. Even with the hoards of people, it still feels this way to me. The decorations inside add to that effect as well; the last time Sean and I went, the ceiling was done up to look like the sky, and dozens of colorful balloons hung from it (in honor of L/A's Balloon Festival). The place is so cheery, it's no wonder people flock there.
But enough of this pretending to care about the decorations and such; what about the food? Well, it's good. The place stays open until 2 pm, so I have only eaten their breakfast. I can't say that this fact bothers me a whole lot; while I'm sure Rolly's lunch offerings are very tasty, breakfast features some of the greatest comfort foods in the world. I am never one to pass up on a good breakfast menu. Rolly's offers a lot of your standard breakfast fare, like eggs, omelets, bacon, etc. They do, however, serve up some pretty tasty crepes, and the fillings are very decadent. They have the fruit fillings, like blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry, and the brown sugar filling. They also have their special recipe called Sadie's crepes, which are chocolate crepes filled with mocha Bavarian cream. Yeah...this is a real thing. I am a terrible blogger who has NOT tried any of these crepes yet, but Sean has and he assures me that they are every bit as delicious as they sound. I mostly stick to my hash browns, eggs, and toast, and Rolly's has never disappointed me.
You can visit Rolly's website to check it our for yourself--and to plan your next meal! It's a great place to visit, and I promise you won't be sorry that you went.