Grand Central Café
- 500 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 | Directions
"I fly," she says. "Airbus."
She's sitting two down at the counter, waiting for her veggie omelet ($8.95).
"Wow," I say. I've ordered a crispy corn flake French toast ($7.95). "Flight attendant?"
She pauses just a moment. Enough for me to see what's coming.
"Pilot," she says.
Oh Lord. Fell right into that one. Foot in mouth disease. Male stereotyping of females. Just the presumption.
"God. Sorry. You must have been fighting that your whole career," I say.
"Pretty much. You just learn to roll with it."
Her name's Keltie. Flies for United. Usually comes in here when she's flying into SAN.
This is the place I walk past 300 times a year and never even notice, the Grand Central Cafe. Thirty-year-old eatery (at least) in the 87-year-old downtown YMCA .
- Feast: "Secret Courtyard at the Y" · Aug. 4, 2011
|Sunday||7 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|Monday||7 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Thursday||7 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Friday||7 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Saturday||7 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
The kitchen is always open during business hours.
|Price range of entrées||$8 - $11|
|Occasional live music||No|
|Payment Options||Accepts credit cards|