ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When you call yourself a “diner,” customers tend to count on breakfast.
And now at Standard Diner, they’re going to get it.
Starting Sept. 25, the EDo restaurant will serve breakfast daily.
“A lot of people were kind of requesting it and everyone sort of sees the word diner and expects it,” owner Matt DiGregory said. “We decided ‘Why not? Let’s give it at try.’”
Standard’s only previous foray into morning service has been a weekend brunch, though DiGregory is no stranger to breakfast as the owner of Range Cafe.
The new breakfast lineup — served daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. — runs the gamut from hot doughnut holes with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry jam ($4.50) to country fried steak ($14.50) and the blue corn waffle ($7.50). Customers will also find huevos rancheros, omelets and pancakes among the choices.
Breakfast is among a few changes taking place at Standard Diner, which is also adding a tap room and wine bar.
The new, U-shaped bar will be built in the upper dining room, replacing a wait station.
The old bar, meanwhile, will become a wait station.
“The bar that we currently have really isn’t set up for the social aspect, and this one will definitely have that just because of the shape of it,” DiGregory said. “Being in a U-shape it will be easier for people to congregate and talk, and eventually we’ll have live music as well.”
As part of the shift, Standard will double the number of local brews on tap (from six to 12).
Standard Diner is located at 320 Central SE.