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Latitude now El Camino Brunch

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on April 23, 2012

The other day we tried the brunch at Latitude, which is soon to be renamed as El Camino, on Main & 16th street. At first glance and from the outside Latitude kind of looks like a men’s clothing store rather than a latin american street food restaurant (hence the name change?). But when you enter you will find that it is a pretty classy joint. The restaurant decor is minimal; a few leather booths, a straight row of tables lined against a concrete wall covered with dramatic stenciled graffiti. I’m not totally up to snuff on my spanish but I believe the graffiti said something about recovering from a revolution, don’t quote me on that ’cause for all I know it probably says “Enjoy your meal and thanks for coming!”

The brunch menu consists of a number of south american style meals such as tacos and burritos, as well as some intriguing traditional dishes from Uruguay, Chili and Colombia.

I ordered the Huevos Divorciados which features two sunny up eggs on crisp corn tortillas, black beans, feta, separated by salsa verde and salsa roja, with hashbrowns. This is a light and healthy breakfast with plenty of flavour. My only complaint was that when I finished my meal I was still hungry for more! Although it was a fair portion, but not astounding like something you would be served at a chain breakfast restaurant. That being said, the food at Latitude (El Camino) is definitely above average in taste.

When I asked the waiter about the story of name change I didn’t really get a proper answer. He mentioned something about how they will be introducing some more dishes of the same genre, but other than that he wasn’t really informed on the process. Whatever changes the owners plan on implementing, I wish them luck and hope it works out for the best.

Latitude is currently only open for brunch on weekends and dinner and drinks seven days a week until late. Give it a try if you’re in the neighbourhood and in the mood for something a little different.

El Camino (formerly known as Latitude)
3250 Main St
Vancouver, BC

Latitude on Urbanspoon

Commune Cafe

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on February 1, 2012

Cauliflower for breakfast! You think I’m joking right?

Nope.

Cauliflower, spinach, potatoes, goat cheese, a poached egg, drizzled with hollandaise sauce, tossed with toasted croissant chunks. That my friend, is the cauliflower goat cheese gratin at the Commune Cafe, and it is no joke. Just seriously satisfying, stick to your bones kind of breakfast. Seriously irresistible.

Commune Cafe
1002 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
Brunch ’til 3 on weekends

 
Commune Cafe on Urbanspoon

Deacon’s Corner

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on December 2, 2010

Deacon’s Corner is at the top of the list with all the other breakfast places that start with a first name; Joe’s Grill, Theresa’s Eatery, Cindy’s, Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe and so on. Deacon’s is relatively new to the Vancouver food scene and is owned by the same folks that run Cobre Restaurant just a block or two away in historic Gastown. If you’re looking for regular old fashioned diner food then you should give Deacon’s a try on the weekend or bright and early (open at 7am on weekdays) before work.

P.S. The hashbrowns are realllllly seasoned so make sure you drink lots of water during or after your meal, or you will have a sodium overload.

Deacon’s Corner
101 Main Street (cross Alexander St)
Vancouver BC

Deacon's Corner on Urbanspoon

We are featured in BeatRoute mag!

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on September 24, 2010

We will have a breakfast review roundup featured in next month’s October issue of BeatRoute magazine. There will be new reviews and restaurants listed so be sure to pick up a BeatRoute and take a peek.

For those who don’t know, BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music – local, independent or otherwise.

UPDATE: Click here for the article

Twitter and Breakfast

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on May 11, 2010

Hey folks Love Breakfast is now on Twitter. Connect with us @love_breakfast for lots of quick tips and insights on where to enjoy the best breakfasts, recipes, and new restaurants. See you there!

http://twitter.com/love_breakfast

Slickety Jim’s Chat and Chew Will Do You Right

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on September 18, 2008

Slickety Jim’s Chat and Chew, as said on their printed materials. This place is wonderfully tacky — the walls are covered with a retro 70’s floral print, and adorned with cheesy antique-ey ornaments, probably from one of the many antique stores on Main St.

The tables are seated together tightly from the front entrance, all the way to the back of the cafe, which is where the kitchen is located. You can even watch the chef flipping omlettes in his straw cowboy hat. Like most Cafe’s, Slickety Jim’s has a chalk board displaying the featured items of the day, or as they call it ‘Just in case‘. Very clever, I wonder if they mean: just in case you don’t like what’s on the menu. But how could you not? With names like “Society Made Me What I Am”, “The Morning Yearning”, and “Cheezy Fun Guy”. This place was definitely creative, and the food wasn’t bad either.

I stuck to my benny regime and ordered what they called “The Motor Benny”. Two poached eggs topped with ham, bacon, chorizo sausage, cheddar cheese, and hollandaise to go with some soft and crunchy pan fried potatoes (see photo). I was truly blown away! The hollandaise was creamy, the eggs were firm, and the bacon was sweetly smoked. This dish is great if you are a meat lover. Everyone’s food came within 20 minutes — not the fastest service, but it was worth it.

Beware of huge lineups on weekends. Luckily, we didn’t have one since we went on a Monday morning, but place was still busy. Also, please note that the coffee is very strong, like an americano or espresso. So make sure you ask for lotsa cream if you like your coffee light and smooth, like I do. The bill came to $12.95 including my coffee, but the breakfast alone was $9.50. I will definitely be back there again, after I have my arteries unclogged of course.

Slickety Jim’s Chat n’ Chew
2513 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
Breakfast prices between $7.00 to $15.00
Reviewer’s Rating: 9 out of 10

UPDATE: Slickety Jim’s has burned down in a fire BUT Slickety Jim’s version 2.0 is opening up soon, just up Main St. Stay tuned for more info on when they’re opening.

Slickity Jim's Chat n' Chew on Urbanspoon

Breakfast from HELL!

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on September 15, 2008

Breakfast from hell, but not really. Today I tried the Eggs Benedict from Hell’s Kitchen on west 4th avenue.

It was appropriately titled ‘Hell’s Benny’, cute right? Hell’s Benny consisted of 2 poached eggs on an English muffin with chorizo sausage, tomatoes, and hollandaise sauce. It was garnished with avocado, jalapeno pepper, and hash-fries of course! I was a little iffy about the avocado and jalapeno hollandaise (that was what they called it). So I asked our server if I could have regular hollandaise instead. She kindly told me that it was not actually a “special” hollandaise sauce — it’s basically just a small piece of avocado with a jalapeno placed on top of the benny… So much for special sauce.

Nevertheless, our food arrived about 20 minutes later, not the quickest service, but it really built up my anticipation. The Benedict looked beautiful, and tasted superb. It’s a pretty small serving so if you’re a hungry (wo)man, I would also order some french toast, or something to have on the side. Also, they go pretty cheap on the hollandaise sauce, so I had to ask for extra — but for a sauce that was special regular, they still charged me .75 cents for it. Pfft. What else would I dip my lovely golden hash-fries in? Ketchup? Well yes, that too.

All in all, I must say the meal was pretty delish. Total cost for the Hell’s Benny was $10.95 (extra hollandaise not included) which is pretty expensive, but it’s worth it only if you are sitting on their lovely patio.

Hell’s Kitchen
2041 W 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Breakfast prices between $8.00 to $15.00
Reviewer’s Rating: 8 out of 10

Hell's Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Good morning

Posted in Uncategorized by Missy Shana on September 15, 2008

Well I finally did it, this blog is to show my love for breakfast. I will be writing and critiquing all the yummy places to go around Vancouver and BC starting now…

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