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Think about this... Brawley, California is the largest city in Imperial County, California, and is located only thirty or so miles north of the Mexican border.  Considering the geographic location of Brawley, and the geographical location of Brownie's Diner, it only makes sense to serve both American and Mexican "comfort food."  If "comfort food" is what you're looking for, look no further than Brownie's Diner, in Brawley.

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  The photo doesn't show it, but Brownie's Diner, in Brawley, CA is quite full on this Wednesday morning in mid-October.  There is plenty of easy parking close to the restaurant.

Photo:  It's a little after 8 in the morning on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and we've just walked into Brownie's Diner, and we're ready for breakfast.  This diner is a definite "old school" diner, and considering that we're only about 30 miles north of the Mexican border, the menu offers a full variety of Mexican favorites, as well as all of your traditional "comfort food" breakfasts for those with tastes, north of the border.

Photo:  When you walk into the aisle near the restrooms, you'll notice this photo of these "bad" dudes on the wall. Imperial County isn't really a "gun friendly" county, but management at Brownie's Diner seem to embrace the gun culture in every way.  

Photo:  As you enter the restaurant, there are period high school yearbook class photos on the wall.  The restaurant decor includes many photos of locals, as Brownie's is a local, mom and pop owned and operated diner.  

Photo:  The dining room is quite large, and features lots of local memorabilia.  The furniture is mostly tables; there are a few booths near the front window.  There were only two of us, and we felt a bit awkward sitting at a table for eight, but since there was plenty of room in the restaurant, we sat down, and enjoyed our breakfast in comfort.

Photo:  Brawley is located about 30 miles north of the Mexican border, so the breakfast menu features many choices of all things Mexican.  If Mexican food for breakfast doesn't suit your taste, there are many American "comfort food" choices on the menu.

Photo:  Our friendly server, Jianna, takes Michael's order.  Michael isn't a gigantic fan of "traditional" breakfast choices, but everything that Brownie's Cafe offers on their menu is available any time the restaurant is open.  That's good with me, as occasionally I crave a burger for breakfast.

Photo:  Brownie's Diner is definitely "old school," as the restaurant includes a counter, which is ideal for single diners.

Photo:  The daily specials are posted on a white board near the window to the kitchen, where the staff picks up orders, ready to deliver to hungry customers.  Note the "old school" order wheel, where orders are actually clipped to the wheel to communicate with the kitchen staff, just like it was done in the 1960's.

Photo:  Our friendly hostess, Jianna, was busy, and a bit camera shy as she brought Michael's order to the table, along with a squeeze bottle of ketchup.  

Photo:  Thanks, Jianna, for snapping the photo of my brother Michael, and I, as we're ready to enjoy breakfast.  It was mid morning on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and since Michael isn't much of a "breakfast person," he ordered a "Club Sandwich" which is on the lunch menu, but is available anytime Brownie's Diner is open.

Photo:  I really wanted to order menudo, as the restaurant says it's available anytime the restaurant is open.  Wow! I absolutely LOVE menudo, but the "Chili Colorado and Two Eggs" was calling, so that's what I ordered, along with a side of guacamole.

So, I went for it all, including chili Colorado, two eggs, refried beans, guacamole and two corn tortillas.  Talk about a great breakfast!  I could have opted for hash brown potatoes instead of beans, and toast instead of corn tortillas, but I absolutely LOVE Mexican food, especially breakfast, and I certainly wasn't disappointed.  I left the restaurant with a smile on my face, and a full stomach.

The food is amazing, as you can choose between Mexican, or American "comfort food."  The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is down-to-earth, and reflects the character of the Imperial Valley city of Brawley, and the taste of the locals.  If you're in the mood for delicious food, friendly people, and food that characterizes the taste of the Brawley locals, Brownie's Diner should be on your to-do-list.

Brownie's Diner
990 Main Street
Brawley, CA 92227
760 344-2938


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