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Coronado's Night & Day Cafe, Thursday at 6 p.m.

Welcome to our new photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit San Diego's restaurants and bars to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. In honor of Greasy Spoons Week, we headed to Coronado's Night & Day Cafe.

[Photos: Edwin Real]

Since 1927 (though their shirts say 1929), Night & Day Cafe in Coronado has been serving up unpretentious dishes to hungry locals and tourists alike. Breakfast is available 24 hours a day, but the recent introduction of Mexican food to the menu has only added to the many reasons to come to this diner on Orange Avenue; a beer and wine license is an attraction too. The portions are huge, prices are reasonable, and the people watching is plentiful. A seat at the counter means you can watch Night & Day's short order cooks sling your order before your very eyes.

Whether you're day-tripping on the island, visiting Navy buddies on leave, or just craving chocolate chip pancakes at 3 a.m., Night & Day Cafe offers you both a gathering place and a destination for greasy spoon goodness, day or night.
· Night & Day Cafe [Official Site]
-Edwin Real