Homer's Travels: Food: Lisa's Radial Cafe

Monday, July 14, 2008

Food: Lisa's Radial Cafe

Lisa's Radial Cafe
817 N 40th St, Omaha, Nebraska

For the past few weeks, after the Wife and I have gone to mass on Sunday morning, we've been having brunch at Lisa's Radial Cafe. The Radial Cafe, the oldest cafe in Omaha according to the cover of their menu, is named after the nearby radial highway.

We've eaten there three times since we've moved here and I can say the food is not only delicious but affordable as well. I've had "the Works" twice and French Toast once.  (The Works consists of 2 Eggs, hash browns, a choice of meats [Great Ham], and toast.)  Wonderful. Good sized portions that don't make you feel like you're going to explode but instead sit there right where you want them. My only complaint about the food, only a minor complaint, is the orange juice. Tastes like it came out of a bottle, not fresh squeezed.

The place has a nice homey ambiance. Original art on the walls. Cool old stuff decorating the room. Very interesting and comfortable. Someone said it was a nice place to slow down and I would agree.  The clientele are surprisingly young in my opinion.  Most in their twenties or early thirties.  Also predominantly men.  (The Wife says we'll have to bring the "J" here when she visits.)

Service is pretty good. Our first two times we were seated immediately and had our food in a timely fashion. The third time (last Sunday) we had to wait for about 15 minutes to be seated and the food took about a half hour. The food was worth the wait. They have a waiting room in the back that's supposed to have free coffee and TV but I've never been back there opting to wait out front on the comfy benches to watch the people go by.

This family owned restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. They only take cash so be prepared (there is an ATM in the place in case you forget).


  1. Um, hello? Pictures of the tasty food, please! :D

  2. All the men are hiding in Nebraska? Who knew!

  3. GH: For some reason I think I'd feel strange taking pictures of my food in a restaurant.

    JaG: There were quite a few this Sunday. Come on over and we'll take you :-)

  4. At the rate I'm going I may just have to. :)

  5. Sounds like a real travel agent:). Too far for my taste though.

  6. JaG: Cool. Come on over!

    Gany: Maybe I can get a job at the Omaha Tourism Office. If you're ever in the area, stop on by.

  7. I've deleted several comments that appeared to be an attempt at a Flame War. Those types of comments are not welcome.