I had a lovely lunch with my wife and sons here the other day. I had a sandwich (2 fried eggs, pork roll and cheese on a nice, fresh Kaiser roll). Jinny had an omlette, Chuckie had scrambled eggs, sausage and home fries. Joey had a bagel with cream cheese.
This cozy little luncheonette is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch, with a home-cooked feel. Homesick Swarthmore College students and locals alike enjoy the traditional fare, friendly service, and the fact that the prices won't strain your wallet. (Our 4-person meal, including beverages and tip came to about $26)
The inside seems a lot larger than you might think, thanks in large part to the mirrored wall opposite the grill area. (I love places where the grill is out in the open -- watching a good short-order cook in action is like watching an artist at an easel -- everything looks chaotic until all of a sudden, with a few well-placed strokes of a brush -- or in this case, a few masterful flips of a spatula) a masterpiece takes shape, right before your eyes.
Vicky's maintains a MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/vickysplace
They also do take-out: Call 610-328-2453 to place your order.
Swarthmore is a quaint little borough, nestled in Delaware County, PA, and is home to Swarthmore College. The business district (referred to by college students as "The Ville" -- a nickname that hasn't exactly been embraced by the locals) boasts wide sidewalks frequently interupted by beautiful potted flowers and ornamental plants, making this a perfect place for a little outdoor dining.
The streets of Swarthmore are clean, thanks in large part to a very visible commitment to a recycling program. There are attractive collecion bins for both rubbish and recyclables within easy reach of nearly every storefront.
Swarthmore's commitment to the environment doesn't stop with recycling.
Swarthmore was the one of first "Clean Energy Communities" in Pennsylvania, pledging to purchase at least 20% of their power from clean sources. The borough has already qualified for a 1 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system for reaching their clean energy goals.
(For more information about the Pennsylvania Clean Energy Communities program, or to see how your community could benefit, visit http://communities.trfund.com/ )
Swarthmore, PA -- A beautiful place to call home.