The Cafe Lush at 7th St. and Tijeras is a classy place for lunch or breakfast with reasonable prices. There's one friendly, competent waitress and a good cook. I had two eggs up, hash browns, toast and coffee for $6. We ate inside because it was early and a little cool, but by lunch the sidewalk tables are still feasible in early December.
In New York's Lower East Side in the '60s I could get the same meal for a buck, though the decor was not so spiffy. A couple blocks over, a lunch of pig hocks and mashed potatoes could be had for a buck or two.
All this got me thinking about deli food, so I picked up some pastrami, sauerkraut and rye and we made sandwiches for lunch today.