The food on the other hand was less impressive. Although it was clear this restaurant was attempting to offer a quality focused menu, they failed to execute it. Sampling several items including their famous Sticky Buns, a frittata, sausage tacos, hash browns, buttermilk pancakes, and coffee was truly a disappointment. The sticky bun (a cinnamon bun topped with carmel sauce) was covered in a warm carmel sauce and nuts, but it was not really a WOW item and the cinnamon roll itself was dry and very stale. The hash browns served with the frittata were hard, chewy, and clearly not fresh. The frittata itself wasn't bad, if not below average. The flour tortillas served with the tacos were over heated and also bad, breaking apart as the taco were folded. The buttermilk pancake was ok and the syrup was only average making this pancake an ordinary stack of flap jacks. The coffee was good and the staff was very friendly.
Service was good, our food came out hot and fast. The open layout of the dinning room was a bit drafty and cold. Although the restaurant appeared to be clean and well kept, table were being cleaned with windex, rather then a sanitizing solution raising further doubt on this restaurant's reputation. Despite what the critics have to say about this restaurant I don't recommend it and unfortunately Crossroads Diner will not be considered for the 2012 Best Breakfast list.