Since moving to Mount Pleasant over a year ago, I had never ventured into historic Bert's. An article in the Georgia Straight's 'Best Of' gave me the reminder I needed to wander in for breakfast and finally check the place out. I must say that my experience was just fine given my expectations.
Bert's doesn't try to be anything other than what it is - a greasy spoon diner with a clientele in the blue hair range of things (you can almost smell the Old Spice!). The interior is kitchy and tired, but again, it's a greasy spoon people, so don't come here expecting any Main St. 'sheik'.
Our waitress was a grizzled veteren of the diner scene and her charming roughness was just that - charming. She was attentive, funny and did her job very well. The food came quickly, the coffee cup was always full, and she had a smile for us every time. I ordered the big breakfast, whose name escapes me, but it came with eggs, toast, coffee, bacon, pancakes and a small glass of juice. Everything was well prepared and the serving size was fine. The pancakes were especially good as was the syrup to go with them. The coffee, however, needs a serious upgrade in quality.
I will go back to Bert's again.