Inspired by the classic American diner, Oh Betty has landed in White by Waterway to delight with American cuisine with a modern twist for comfort food. We visited one of the best American diners in New Cairo during a very busy lunch rush to see what Betty had in store.
Signature Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Signature dishes include Steak & Chips, Molten Chicken, Choco Fettuccini Bowl, and the entire breakfast and milkshake menu. Having missed the opportunity to sample breakfast, we took our time digesting the extensive and imaginative menu. A lot of innovation has gone into devising the menu at Oh Betty! This is not your old-school classic American diner.
We opted for the Loaded Nachos and Garlic Cheese Bombs for starters, followed up by the
Gravy Mushroom & Swiss Burger and the Buttered Chimichurri Sirloin. Due to the sheer volume of diners in the place, our food took a little while to arrive, but it was understandable. The tortilla chips appear to be freshly made and they are super crunchy and delicious, loaded with cheese sauce and kidney beans. Some of the toppings appeared to be missing, the nachos seemed a bit bare, but delicious nonetheless. Three bowls with sour cream, pico de gallo salsa and guacamole accompany the nachos and they are all authentic. The cheese bombs sounded very interesting; mixed cheese and herbs rolled in crumbs and fried, served with aioli avocado and smoked BBQ mayo. Upon tasting, they are definitely delicious and not greasy, however there was no avocado in sight.
Our mains appeared very soon after. The chargrilled Angus beef patty was smothered in mushroom gravy, braised onions and Emmental cheese. The freshly baked burger bun, along with crisp French fries, complemented a perfectly delicious burger. The Buttered Chimichurri Sirloin consisted of a prime beef fillet topped with the classic Argentinian sauce: finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar. The meat was succulent and we enjoyed the sauce, but it may not be for everyone. There is another steak option for those who are wary.
Unable to manage dessert, we left with the strong desire to return and try a milkshake or the Hot Cookie Dough and Cream Dessert. There’s a lot to choose from on this menu and it deserves a few visits if possible.
Again, variety is the name of the game at Oh Betty! An extensive hot and iced coffees menu, detox shakes and smoothies, seasonal fruit juices, smoothies and milkshakes, and fizzy drinks. It is a dizzying array of beverages.
Other Menu Items that Appealed
Where do we begin? Definitely the pancakes list had us drooling. The Loaded Fries and the quesadillas and taco menu sound delicious, along with the rest of the burgers list.
Decor and Ambience
Although it just recently opened, this is a busy place! Decked out in baby pink, black and grey tones, the space definitely has a distinct industrial chic décor. This is a modern diner, not your 50s aesthetic. Oh Betty! has a large outdoor area and interior space with some bench seating, certainly enough room to house a lot of hungry diners.
Clientele Mix: Groups of friends enjoying the sunny weekend, families with kids digging into milkshakes. This is a busy place full of chatter.
Price Range: Above average.
Hot tip: Breakfast is served until 2 pm every day