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Slickity Jim’s is back.

Posted in Breakfast by Missy Shana on April 7, 2011

Slickity Jim’s Chat and Chew
3469 Main St
Vancouver, BC

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Seb’s Market Cafe Serves a New Spin on Classic Dishes

Posted in Breakfast by Missy Shana on October 6, 2009

Before: Seb's BennyAfter: Seb's Benny

This morning I had the pleasure of dining at Seb’s Market Cafe on Broadway. This is a popular place for the Broadway/Main st. crowd so as soon as we entered, we had to put our name on ‘the waiting list‘.

Seb’s serves only organic food, and fair trade coffee. But the fruit smoothies are really what you’re after. Made with juice, milk, or soy and a medley of different fruits these $3-$5 smoothies are homemade delicious. I can’t vouch for all the flavours but the blueberry and banana soy was full of flavor, and whipped to perfection.

The menu serves everything from eggs & bacon, benny’s, banana french toast. They have inventive omlettes like duck and cranberry, bacon and caramelized apple, asparagus and mango, spinach and chevre to several light lunch specialties (but we don’t discuss lunch here). I ordered Seb’s benny, which comes on a savory biscuit, with your choice of topping. I must say the variations were quite surprising: elk medallion, thick-cut black forest ham, grilled portobello mushroom, etc. As a classic eggs benedict lover — I ordered black forest ham.

The thing that I wasn’t too thrilled about was the fact that Seb’s doesn’t serve regular hollandaise sauce with their benny’s. Instead you get a choice of coconut curry, chipotle, or havarti sauce. Don’t get me wrong I’m all about experimenting and trying new things — but please — if you want to be inventive with a classic dish at least offer the original sauce for those of us who just want to eat something they know is going to be good. Nonetheless, I went for the havarti sauce, which sounded the mildest out of all the sauces, and when our food arrived it was pretty underwhelming. Maybe I had it coming since I went for the safest sounding sauce which was just cheese sauce.

Aside from the food, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. The cafe was decorated in lots of rich fall colors, wood furniture, and eclectic paintings. The all female staff was friendly and helpful. And even though it was a full house, our food came within 10 minutes.

Egg Benny w/ Havarti sauce and homecut fried potatoes $9.5
I think I will have to give Seb’s another try, and be a little more adventurous next time. I definitely think there is something unique here,  a new spin on some classics with a little bit of french flare.

Seb’s Market Café
592
East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Reviewer’s Rating: 6 out of 10

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