Even if your idea of grocery shopping is grabbing a six-pack and some Slim Jims at the Quickie Mart, a pit stop at this sleek, airy café may be right up your alley. Made-from-scratch soups, grilled panini sandwiches on freshly baked breads, and entrées like chicken pot pie and gourmet mac 'n' cheese are delectable, prices are right, and counter service is speedy enough to suit shoppers and drop-ins alike.
If you miss Mom's cooking, this is the place to get your fix. Big Al's has all the comforting favorites, like thick, steaming soups, housemade mashed potatoes with gravy, open-faced roast beef sandwiches and chocolate cake for dessert. Breakfast is served until the diner's late-afternoon closing time.