The Slocan: East Van Breakfast
If you’ve read by blog long enough, you probably know that I’m always looking for a good breakfast. The problem is that I’m running out of breakfast joints that actually open up early (especially on the weekends). Brunch is fine… but who wants to wait until 10-11am? Having to run errands on an early Saturday morning, I dropped by The Slocan, a diner located in my old East Vancouver haunts.
The restaurant interior isn’t glamorous but seems steadfast in their East Van working-class roots. There’s a small bar area to the side with most of the room occupied by old school booths and the venerated waitress seemed to have a good rapport with her regular customers.
I decided to pay homage to where I grew up and ordered the East Van Breakfast ($14.45) with an Orange Pekoe ($2.85). The breakfast platter comes with 2 pancakes, two eggs, hash, toast (I picked rye), and your choice of meats (I picked bacon). The breakfast was okay, the thin bacon slices were crispy and the yolks were runny while the pancakes were fairly standard. I wasn’t a huge fan of the hash brown potatoes as they lacked crispness.
Overall, this is a suitable breakfast if you’re looking to carb up but nothing that really stands out.
2715 E Hastings St
Posted on September 14, 2018, in Breakfast, Diner, Restaurant Review and tagged Breakfast, Diner, East Van Breakfast, Food, restaurant review, Sunrise, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.