Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Templeton

UPDATE (04/22/10): Granville Street has gone through a process of gentrification in the past couple of years, and it can barely be called “dodgy” anymore, alas. Still a fave, though.
The Templeton is a long-standing diner that is still going strong. This place is all about the atmosphere. It is always full of good energy, even if it is in the midst of a dodgy strip of Granville. Don’t get me wrong, the local businesses only add to the charm of the place.

Those susceptible to nostalgia will love the Little box o’ Kellogg’s cereal. Those who more appreciate the modern will find free-range eggs, handmade organic turkey sausage and organic hot oatmeal. I had the straight-up Truckers Breakfast which included 3 eggs any style, turkey sausage or bacon or veggie bacon, rosemary potatoes and toast. All for under $8 – great value.

1087 Granville Street
Breakfast hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daily

Saturday, October 13, 2007

9th Avenue Grill

UPDATE: There is a second location at 1060 Howe Street, open 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. serving the same all-day breakfast menu.

From the outside it looks as though the inside will be cold and stark. But a nice surprise waits inside, it is clean, simple, yet somehow quite cozy. There was a small lineup, but it only took about 10 minutes to get a table.

The menu contains all the breakfast classics, and has a long list of omelettes. The food was standard fare. But all in all, a nice place to have breakfast.

1822 West Broadway
Breakfast hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Edge Café

This spot is relatively new and the squeaky faux-leather banquettes attest to that fact.

They serve a variety of eggs such as Green Eggs & Ham or a Tex-Mex Scramble. Their baked goods look yummy, as well. Coffee by 49th Parallel Roasters and Tea by the “T” Company.

2450 Yukon Street
Breakfast hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.