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Samantha Cook has been cooking for 17 years and goes to Texas every year to visit friends. Over the years she fell in love with the traditional home cooked style of the popular 'mum and pop' New York style diners and has opened one herself to showcase that simple style of short order cooking.


A short order is an order that can be cooked on a flat style grill. Your whole order can be prepared on one grill and everything is cooked from scratch and customised to the way you like it. There's no ribs and wings or cheesy American meals, it's more like home style cooking where you can construct your own creation.

THREE MENUS Whether it's a hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night drinks & nibbles the team have three menus to suit all tastes.

Stop by at breakfast for simple classics like eggs, griddle cakes ( pancakes ) and loaded hash browns. Or try a diner lunch with American staples like burgers, hot dogs, fries and traditional sandwiches like the Reuben, pastrami, cheese, slaw and special sauce on rye.

For a dinner option the Classic Diner Dinner $29.90 is served from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. The deal includes an appetizer, soup or chefs salad, buttermilk biscuits or a baguette. For main course choose your protein, sides and a sauce. Get a house pour wine with a classic diner dinner for 1/2 price.

The Classic Diner Dinner. Griddled salmon fillet, with daily veg and preserved lemon + parsley black rice. A side of Thai pumpkin soup=

The buttermilk biscuit! Like an Aussie scone but more flat and dense in texture

Get a half price wine with a Diner Dinner. After 8.30pm the Late Night Eats menu is open til late. The team offers one of the only late night meal options at Glenelg. Small bites, bar snacks and house favourites will satisfy your nocturnal cravings and don't forget to grab a classic cocktail or two.

We love a New York Sour $17 with a side of Golden Fish imported straight from the states.


Samantha and Jayen worked together at Grind It cafe next door for 10 years! If you are a coffee lover you can never forget your favourite barista. Find Grind It legend, Jayen behind the machine brewing up her style of coffee now at Short Order with their signature blend custom roasted for them by Bear Revolution. They also offer a freshly brewed drip filter American coffee for traditionalists.