THE ALL AMERICAN DINER
Habitat World at IHC is home to India's first Diner- 'The All American Diner' offering the Great American Meal Experience. One of America's most recognised icons, 'The Diner' was born when Walter Scott began to offer prepared food from a converted horse-drawn freight wagon in Providence, Rhode Island in 1872. His lunch wagon was an immediate success and others copied and improved on his concept. These pioneers helped create an industry that would eventually produce thousands of diners.
Spread over the length and breadth of the United States, each Diner has its own special look and menu. Chances are that classic Burgers, Pancakes, Waffles, Malts, Shakes and decadent 'All Day Breakfast' figure in most Diner menus. In fact, to put it simply in Diner dialect, "If it ain't servin' breakfast at any hour of the day, it ain't no Diner!"'The All American Diner' is servin' large slices of nostalgia that shall take you back in time- a time when ol' fashioned values and ol' fashioned love reigned supreme. A time when Marilyn Monroe had to share the adulation of millions not only with Lucille Ball but also with Betty Boop. A time when even though Elvis was still around, Rock 'n' Roll was King!
The decor consists of as authentic Diner memorabilia as anywhere, but this one is probably one of the most stylized Diners in the world (even if we do say so ourselves). Bric-a-brac, (predominantly tin and enamel plaques) has been painstakingly collected from antique shops and flee markets throughout the U.S., over the years. Plaques of iconic brands that have shaped Americana as we know it today. With a limited edition 'Elvis' Wurlitzer Juke Box that plays 50s', 60s' rock classics, an Elektra Crema Caffé - the cadillac of all coffee machines and a Hamilton Beach Blender - probably the last one with a retro 50s' look, each piece at the Diner is a collector's item.
The ol'-fashioned Malts and Shakes notwithstanding, we offer an incredible range of coffees & cocktails. And not just that, the grub here too is from those glorious years - an era where the words 'Cholesterol', or 'Dieting', did not exist...Open to both non-members and members of the IHC, The All American Diner is the second relaxation and eating facility, for the occupants of thirty-six institutions that are housed within the IHC complex, delegates of various international and other conferences held at Habitat World daily and visitors to the many cultural programmes and exhibitions, for whom using the 'members only' restaurants is not an option.
So go right ahead, and take a trip down memory lane!