Sunday, March 15, 2009

Paul’s Place Restaurant & Omelettery

Some days, like today, I just want breakfast, ya know? Eggs, toast, hashbrowns – simple. I thought it peculiar when I realized that most places offering this no-fuss feedin’ were named after persons – Bert’s, Teresa’s, Helen’s, Hilary’s, Juliet’s. Today I decided on Paul’s.

Having undergone renovations in recent months, gone are the faded, flowery fabrics and frayed, frilly curtains. They’ve been replaced by new hardwood floors, photographic art, modern light fixtures and a colour palette of grey, black and white. And while we thoroughly enjoyed our diner-style meals, somehow they were slightly dissonant with the updated setting. I was kind of nostalgic for the old school decor. Regardless, I loved the multigrain toast, thought my eggs were done just perfect, the potatoes were real potatoes, and the pancakes were awesome!

At least they kept the fake plants and low prices, those were enough to quench my thirst for kitsch.

2211 Granville Street
Breakfast hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Daily


Anonymous said...

food is just a bit above average, not sure what all the hype and the line ups are for?
the atmosphere is really non-existant other than it being noisy and full. the big bar in the middle of the restuarant is a bit weird .... dont bother trying a latte,cappuccino or espresso they have no clue what to do and the milk wand is three inches thick.
the service is the worst part about the whole thing, they walk around like you can wait for an hour i dont care attitude, they couldnt clean and set a table if their life depended on it. been there three times now and its always the same. wont be going back.

In Search of Breakfast said...

Thanks for leaving a comment Anonymous... I'd prefer to hear what you enjoyed about your experience. What did you like about it?