It was a nasty start to our Sunday morning in Vancouver this past weekend. The sort of day you wake up, peer out the window and crawl right back into bed. The only thing that was able to pry us away from home and into the rather soggy world was the promise of a culinary escape courtesy of Yaletown’s Homer St. Café.
We ventured down to their beautifully re-done bistro-style restaurant for a preview of their new weekend brunch menu set to publicly launch in a week’s time. After being warmly welcomed into their brightly hued abode, we took our seats and set about perusing the various tasty-sounding options.
The multi-tiered room soon filled with other invited media, cameras at the ready (of course), and starter coffees and cocktails were ordered. Our drink of choice for the occasion was a Mimosa, though they had an interesting take on the classic Caesar offered as well (using chicken-infused vodka). We’ll be back to try that another time…
After mulling over our selections (and there were many), we decided to spoil ourselves by trying the Banana and Nutella Monte Cristo (totally low-fat, we know). Arriving at our table, this guilty-pleasure version of a proper Monte Cristo sandwich arrived neatly sliced in four sharable pieces. Oozing with chocolaty-hazelnut spread and banana slices, the sandwich had been lightly deep-fried to ensure optimal enjoyment and edibility (we joke). Eat and enjoy it we certainly did.
Next, we opted for the healthier Kale and Gruyere Omelette with sourdough toast accompanied by an order of their Eggs Benedict, served with roasted tomatoes and crisp slices of bacon. Both are simply put: divine.
Also offered as part of their new brunch menu, diners can enjoy refined rotisserie favorites like house-made pork sausage, pork belly, maple chicken cobbler with poached egg, baked Steelhead trout served with beef brisket and poached egg, or even fried oysters with pickled cucumber and mustard aioli.
We love the Homer Street Café for its stylish décor and unique sense of time and place amidst the modern day hustle and bustle that is Yaletown. You’ll find it positioned in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings at the corner of Homer and Nelson Streets, respectively – with great attention having been paid to preserving all aspects of the buildings’ original character accents and contemporary aesthetics.
In a place aptly dubbed the “city of glass,” Homer Street Café offers a welcomed and delectable escape indeed. For more info, and to check out full menu details, visit homerstreetcafe.com.