Editor’s Note: CD’s Place closed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The business continues on with catering and occasional pop-up dinners, but the restaurant is no longer open for regular dine-in or takeout meals.
Waiting is the hardest part of every meal. The long wait I had for my meal at CD’s Place had nothing to do with service.
Allow me to explain.
The restaurant prioritizes its catering business, closing the Boyertown restaurant whenever they have a catering engagement.
It must be working for them because there have been many Saturdays that I have wanted to visit, only to see on Facebook that they are closed for catering.
Good for them. Bad for this food blogger.
Finally, the stars aligned and I saw the following post on Wednesday: “HEY! We’re actually gonna be open our regular hours this week!!”
I knew where we were going to lunch.
Julie and I arrived in Boyertown a little before noon and pulled in behind the distinctive cup-shaped building.
The building is a real throwback, an example of roadside architecture that you just don’t see anymore. But it also has its drawbacks, including an awkwardly small seating area with tables for two and the longest counter seating area that I have ever seen.
Somehow it all just adds to the charm of the place.
Now that I was finally there, there was really only one question remaining: what the heck was I going to eat?
It was lunch time, but breakfast is served all day. I think I found the perfect way to do both: the Jamaican omelet. It’s a hearty omelet filled with jerk chicken and fried onions, served with a side of homefries.
First surprise, the chicken was chunked, not shredded or pulled. I’ve never had jerk chicken that was cubed before. Second surprise, it was really good jerk chicken.
Not too spicy, not too salty, it was the right blend of spice to fill an omelet. And fried onions, as I’ve mentioned before in this blog, make everything better for me.
The homefries were simple, just fried red-skinned potatoes. Nothing fancy, but it doesn’t need to be when you use the more flavorful potato variety.
Julie, meanwhile, couldn’t stop raving about her meal of two eggs over baked corn andouille hash.
Eggs are eggs, but the hash was definitely worth talking about. She only allowed me one bite, but it was a great bite.
The hash is an original, unlike anything I’ve found anywhere else. The sausage was tasty choice, but what really stood out was the corn that added an unexpected sweetness to the dish. It was a delicious, hearty breakfast that made for a great lunch, too.
In true diner fashion, the food was fast and reasonably priced. Our two meals were just $17 (full disclosure, we only had water to drink).
Finally, I have tasted CD’s Place and it is everything I had hoped for and more. It’s one of the most unique, funkiest joints (sorry, I’m watching Guy Fieri as I write this) in Berks County.
Just be sure to check ahead to make sure they’re open.
Food: Very Good
Ambiance: Very Good
Price: Very Reasonable
237 N Reading Ave.
Boyertown, PA 19512