Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Elbow Room

As I am In Search of Breakfast, I realize that The Elbow Room is an obvious stop on my egg-eating trail. And although I was excited to go The Elbow Room this morning, I was definitely not in the mood for the tongue-lashing that they are famous for. However, I discovered a trick: be nice to your server, and they are nice back. (Shhh - I don’t think they want this information to get out!)

The menu is extensive, especially the 25+ choices of omelette. And today, we had two, the Hillary Swank Omelette and the Oh Mary Omelette (with the hollandaise on the side). I also ordered a side of hashbrowns - pay attention to the menu, the omelettes do not come with!

560 Davie Street
Breakfast hours:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Provence Marinaside

I met a friend at Provence this morning before we headed off to a class we regularly attend at the nearby Roundhouse Community Centre. Usually, I am so curious about where I am eating, what I am eating and what’s going on at the restaurant. However, this morning I was so enthralled in our conversation, I hardly noticed the restaurant.

Our server was extremely friendly and funny. My Vegetarian Omelette with Pesto was OK. The potatoes it came with were nice.

1177 Marinaside Crescent
Breakfast hours:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brunch: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Central Bistro

Central – is it a bistro? a lounge? a eurobar? a diner? Whatever it is, it’s popular, which means be prepared to have ‘leisurely’ breakfast (i.e. don’t be in a hurry). However, the food was worth the wait. The menu is extensive but entirely savoury except for one or two dishes. Ironically, I mostly prefer savoury dishes in the morning, but today I was craving something sweet.

It was our server’s first day, so I forgave her that she ordered me the wrong dish. Actually, it turns out that I was very grateful, indeed. I ordered the Wild Berry French Toast, but what I received was the Croissant French Toast with Winter Fruit Compote. Sorry, but croissants beat out french bread any day of the week. My mistake for ordering the wrong dish to begin with. Luckily the breakfast angels were there to intervene. My dining partner had the Flatiron Steak and Eggs which was also delish. The fresh squeezed OJ was appreciated, but FYI $4.

1072 Denman Street
Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daily

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thorntree Café (CLOSED)

This neighbourhood spot is small, service is casual, and the food is diner classic. My Poached Eggs Pomodoro came with grilled mushrooms and tomatoes and toast. It was perfunctory, but hit the spot. My dining partner had the Seafood Benedict, which came with choice of fruit or hash browns. The hollandaise was good.

3204 Dunbar Street
Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, Daily