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Greasy (but not too) breakfasts in Vancouver

grayelf | | May 3, 2008 02:56 PM

As we're still in mourning over the dear departed Nemato, we haven't yet found a suitable replacement. You know the type of place: no decor, but reasonably tidy (you should not fear for your gastrointestinal health, although all bets are off cardiovascularly). Only short order items on a menu that focuses on eggs, bacon, maybe sandwiches for lunch. Might be family run. In an ideal world, has actual shreddy hash browns (rather than home fries). Your meal costs well under a tenner and may even include refills of a hot beverage (tea or coffee only, no froufrou drinks). Bonus points if any of the staff have beehives. And somehow even though it's busy there's always one table left just for you (no lineups).

At the moment I've shortlisted the Argo, Helen's, Bert's and that place down near Kent Avenue that's upstairs in a warehouse (name escapes me) to try. I think Bon's off Broadway would fit the bill but I fear lineups there. Nice Cafe is also a contender but lineups can be a problem there too as I've discovered. The Homer Cafe was one but I think it may have stopped serving.

Comments on these options? Does anyone have any other such spots they'd care to share? We're looking specifically for tomorrow a.m. but such a list would be a good thing to have regardless. TIA.