Despite a menu that seems crafted almost exclusively for teenagers with iron stomachs (the Captain’s Cheesiest Burger is served with two patties and four cheeses), the clientele at the neon-lined ’50s-style diner is largely of retirement age.
Pause is the kind of neighborhood joint you wish was around the corner from your house. Yeah, there’s a diaper-load of kids, but Pause’s above-average execution of brewpub favorites at below-market prices make it worth braving the Huggies set.
It’s hard to imagine a neighborhood cafe where the specialty of the house is—wait for it—lasagna. But a generous square of the “lasagna of the day” at Breken is good reason to make this a lunchtime destination.