We’ve now been to Deacon’s five times for breakfast in the last two months and it’s official: the hashbrowns are not consistent. Sometimes they’re underdone, sometimes they’re underseasoned. Once, I decided to sub them out for the baked beans. This is a little trick I picked up in England, though there it was to avoid the baked tomatoes :-). Anyway, it’s a worthy deak at Deacon’s, though the beans are different than I expected. First of all, I think they are kidney beans. They are also quite sweet. But it’s a combo I’ll try again. I’m a firm fan of their biscuits which I always get instead of toast. One time, an owner came by, saw I was having the biscuit and said “you need gravy with that” and lo, a side of gravy appeared, gratis. I’ve never had that kind of gravy with ground beef in it. Despite the slightly odd appearance, it kinda grew on me. Speaking of meat, the breakfast meat products have been high quality every time, and passed the acid test of their crazy BLT (see pic). This baby is not for the faint of heart (6 rashers!) but it is delicious. All the egg variations we’ve had have been tasty, with a particular nod going to the English muffin sandwich which comes in the red checked paper. The pancakes and omelettes are also very good. Deacon’s is in our regular rotation. Added bonus: it’s kid friendly, especially if you nab a booth. My niece has made several Deacon’s buddies already. If you haven’t been, you should go. I’m looking forward to trying their lunch offerings. Prices are very reasonable for the generous portions and the coffee is pretty decent too.
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Deacon's Corner | Gastown Diner
198 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A, CA