Friday, February 22, 2013

Argo Café

Walking through the front door, I felt like I had stepped into a time capsule. The Argo is an authentic old school diner open since the 50s, and it still has the same formica countertops and fluorescent lighting. Reminiscent of a humble “working man’s” eatery, the majority of the booths were full up with construction workers from local sites, and elbowed up to the counter were guys reading newspapers. When asked what I wanted to drink, I actually felt a bit silly asking if they had any herbal tea, the request seemed so at odds with the place.

Because the lunch menu changes almost daily, there are no printed menus, only chalkboards on the walls. And while the breakfast offerings were typical greasy spoon, the cooking was not. The kitchen here knows how to cook. My flapjacks were fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, just the way I love them. My friend’s sunny-up eggs were perfectly done.

The staff here are completely unaffected and easy-going. And they did manage to find me some green tea, bless them.

1836 Ontario Street
Breakfast hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Note: cash only


Vancouver Metal Roofing said...

What a great resource! Thanks and more power to you.

In Search of Breakfast said...

Thanks, Vancouver Metal Roofing. The blog is from Vancouver, BC. Happy breakfasting.

Anonymous said...

Seb's under new owners... sad!
Not open Mon - Thurs. Asked if same or similar menu but couldnt quite understand the answer. Hope so...
Sun June 9

In Search of Breakfast said...

No more Seb's? That is sad.