We decided to check out The Wooden Spoon for breakfast and then the White Rock Farmer’s Market. I needed something a little lighter and healthier so I choose the granola with spicy sausage bangers. The fruit was fresh, but the parfait was pretty average. The sausage had kick, but was a little dry. I liked the coffee, served in a french press. Hubby enjoyed his Wooden Spoon poutine. I had a taste and found the flavours satisfying, but a tad on the greasy side. Service was really attentive to start, but faded as they got busier and when we tried to get the bill. They are definitely creative with their brunch items, if I am in town again. I might return.
I find it difficult to find good breakfast places that open earlier than 9am within a short distance of my hotel. I mean sit down breakfast, not grab and go. So I went to Cafe Crepe, which had been a goto on many occasions.
I find that they serve reliable food and that the service is quick. Good when you’re on the way to the airport. Today, I had the West Coast Eggs Benedict, made with smoked salmon. It tasted pretty good, although the benny was warm in the middle and the outside, room temperature. It’s definitely a serviceable breakfast, for a city that doesn’t seem to have much open early on the weekends.
I met up with some of my extended family while I’m in town. We were looking for a breakfast place close to the hotel when we stumbled upon Joe’s Grill. They were serving heartly breakfasts that won’t leave you hungry. All at a reasonable price. I had the breakfast wrap. Sausage, peppers, eggs and beans in a grilled tortilla served with a side of homemade fried potatoes. Great choice for me as I was planning to do my long run afterwards.
Looking for breakfast… again. One does need to eat when one is travelling. This is a diamond in the rough. Their signature dish is the Liege waffle. The Liege Breakfast had my name on it. Our server and cook cautioned us on being too large for one person; it is a breakfast for two. I had other plans. I was looking for a breakfast to sustain me through the lunch hour boarding at the airport. No airport food for this person. I waited in eager anticipation of my two house made waffles with fresh fruit, whipped cream and a side of maple syrup. It was delicious and filling. I was happy that the syrup was on the side and that I had passed on the Nutella which liberally covered hubby’s waffles. For most ordinary appetites, I would recommend just one.
Sometimes, when you are constantly eating out, you just want something that is quick and healthy. I was looking for something similar to my normal breakfast. Which is steel cut oats with fruit, yogurt and a couple of fried eggs on the side. Moonpennies was close enough. I ordered the honey granola with fruit and yogurt. Also a side of sausage and a fruit smoothie. I found the food very average; there was nothing too exciting about it. The prices were good value. It would be similar to what I would eat daily at home. Which was perfect for this day as that was all I was looking for.
Ahhh crepes, seems to be a trend that has staying power. Judging by the number of restaurants in Whistler that serve them. I love food when it is fresh, or as they say not out of a jar or can. We liked it so much we came back the next day for breakfast. Service was top notch and the atmosphere does remind me of what a French cafe could be like. I like their super healthy options such as smoothies or juices with choice of protein powder or ginseng. The cafe is tiny, but they seem to turn over fast. We did not have to wait very long for a table. I love their variety, would like to come back to try their sweet crepes or fondue sometime.