Jethro’s Fine Grub – Cowboy’s Breakfast
Jethro’s Fine Grub is the kind of place that you have to be dedicated to go to. For one thing, it’s a tiny little restaurant and the line ups during peak hours can be very impressive.
They open at 8am and, on the overcast March Saturday that I visited, I managed to grab the last empty table. By 8:30am, there was already a line up forming outside with wait times of 40+ minutes. Since it’s a small restaurant, there’s really nowhere for people to wait inside – but there is a small little bench in front of the restaurant.
While I’ve heard of people raving about the pancakes here before, I’m not a big fan of pancakes as they seem too filling for me. But if you do like pancakes, you’ll have to be dedicated to polishing them off because their pancakes are the size of manhole covers.
Instead, I started off my breakfast with a Hot Chocolate with tons of whipped cream ($2.50).
The Cowboy’s Breakfast ($12) is one big breakfast and comes with 3 eggs cooked any style and 2 plump breakfast sausages, 2 strips of bacon, 2 slices of grilled chorizo, chili smothered hash browns and corn cakes.
The hash browns were more like baked potato chunks as they weren’t the least bit crispy but I like the concept of topping them with chili (just wished the chili had a bit more kick to it). The grilled chorizo was quite good and I liked the corn cakes which were similar to cornbread but in pancake form and a bit denser.
At the table, they had a bottle of green chile habanero sauce which, despite its toxic green colour, was very enjoyable with the eggs and corn cakes.
I was originally going to add an order of their biscuits and gravy but I was so full from this meal that I simply couldn’t do it. So if you like your portion sizes big and don’t mind waiting outside in the cold, Jethro’s might be a good choice.
3420 Dunbar Street