Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trixi’s Crepes

Simplicity rules at this little crêperie and coffeehaus. Run by a husband-and-wife team, it feels as though you’ve walked into their little country cottage, but in the heart of the Cambie Village.

When my veggie friend suggested we have breakfast today, I chose Trixi’s because of its multitude of vegetarian-friendly options. Crêpes are divided into sweet or savoury offerings. I had my eye on the peanut butter and nutella crêpe, but my need for salt ruled. Instead I had the number 23 – ham, tomato, mushroom and swiss. Simply prepared, simply presented. Salt depletion avoided successfully.

3306 Cambie Street
Breakfast hours:
Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Choppers Diner (CLOSED AGAIN)

UPDATE (09/25/11): I haven’t seen with my own eyes, but rumour has it that they are permanently closed again. Sigh.

They’re back! Same owners. Same menu. Same great food. NEW location. Decorated in biker black, this space has a homier feel than the last – a rec room vibe. The fab front patio is an added bonus. I am only guessing that it’s much more modest size might mean much more modest rent. Which, I am hoping, means this time they are here to stay.

Even with the ever-so-small price increases, these are incredibly valued breakfasts. Note: Cash only. My English Breakfast came with 2 eggs, 3 sausages, garlicky roasted potatoes, 2 slices of whole wheat toast, parmesan grilled tomatoes and baked beans – all for $7.50. Be sure to ask for some of their homemade jam. I noticed that we ordered the exact same thing the first time we went, unintentionally. I guess old habits do die hard.

“Psst, hey, you folks lining up at Bon’s – over here.”

2545 Nanaimo Street
Breakfast hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.