We came here for brunch on a Saturday morning on a rainy Vancouver day. It is early September but it feels like fall is here already! 😦 It was my first time trying out this cafe but this one is my ex co-worker’s favourite.
Ambiance – 8/10. This cafe has a retro theme so there are many posters, lunch boxes and other items from the 70’s or 80’s on the wall. They also have the red leather seats in their booths. My ex co-worker particularly likes the row of Coke bottles used as a divider in the middle of the cafe. We came here at 11 a.m. and waited about 15 minutes for a table. When we left around 12:45 p.m., a line up was already forming outside the restaurant.
Food – 7/10. The proportions are quite large and the price is quite reasonable for the Kits area. This restaurant has many vegan and vegetarian options to choose from.
My ex co-worker and I both ordered the Belgian waffle but I had mine with a side of sausages and she had the bacon for $14.99. I only managed to finish 2 of my waffles but they were pretty fluffy and creamy. I like my waffles served really hot so it would actually melt the butter when I put it on. These ones were warm so I was only able to partially melt it. As for the sausages, I found them a little bland.
Our friend ordered the Jimmy’s Greek Egg Omelette. Pretty big proportion for $12.50.
Our other friend was more adventurous and ordered the special of the day which was an egg benedict with guacamole.
Service – 9.5/10. Our server was very nice and came by quite often to see how we were doing. My friend’s coffee was constantly refilled. Even though there was a long line up outside, they never rushed us to leave. Food was delivered quite quickly.
Good to Know! – The restaurant is located on busy West 4th Ave. Look for free 2 hour parking along Arbutus Street which is about two blocks away. There are also lots of paid parking nearby with 3 hour maximum parking.
Overall – A decent brunch cafe on Kits which is worth a try.