BERTHOUD — "Breakfast served any time" is a phrase that's like music to my ears, and I was happy to learn this was true at homey Grandpa's Cafe, a humble spot a block off Berthoud's main drag.
The setting here is classic American diner, with my dining companion noting that it reminded her of the road-trip eatery in "When Harry Met Sally." Personally, I was reminded of the the spot in "Five Easy Pieces" where Jack Nicholson futilely attempted to order toast, although I found the service here far more friendly and accommodating.
Grandpa's isn't a new spot, and the atmosphere is spare and lived-in, but it's still welcoming. Vintage advertising signs liven things up, and it all makes for a comfortable, homespun feel. However, Grandpa's plans to move to new digs on Mountain Avenue in the near future, so if one is a fan of authentically retro ambience, it might be best to visit sooner than later.