Sunday, March 22, 2009

Roundel Café

We were greeted by a “please wait to be seated” sign – outside! I love this concept. Nothing makes me feel less at ease than when I am trying to enjoy my breakfast and people are hovering nearby eyeing my table. So, the solution, make people wait outside. And really, we had to wait all of 30 seconds as a few tables were just being cleared.

Inside the vibe was great – buzzy, happy. Although it could be the shining sun that had us all in such a good mood today. Even our pretending-to-be-surly, young waitresses were only smiles. The decor is 1960s kitchen chic – almost as though June Cleaver would be serving up breakfast herself.

The menu holds traditional breakfast offerings with a promise of fresh ingredients. As said by my friend, our meals “tasted like real food”. My Tomato, Avocado & Brie Omelette came with awesome roasted potatoes and yams, and a fresh salad - beautiful colours on a plate. My friend’s Smoked Salmon Benny came with the same accoutrements and also looked (and tasted) gorgeous. And while they may not be the cheapest breakfasts in town, I thought they were great value (e.g. $8.75 for my omelette).

2465 East Hastings Street
Breakfast hours: til 4:00 p.m., Daily


Jill said...

Great place! I love a breakfast joint that does brown rice and salad subs for potatoes and toast. Kinda busy though. Food's good but sucks to wait.

In Search of Breakfast said...

Hi Jill, thanks for stopping by. Be sure to let us know about more of your breakfast adventures.
Happy breakfasting.