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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

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.

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