BreakfastFive Point

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Five Point

The Five Point on Main Street appears to be a pub with a restaurant identity crisis — or is it the other way around? The cavernous dining room is housed in a heritage-like building with some really curious decorating decisions: opulant chandelier overhanging pub-like banquets and chairs and a prominent bar. We are here for the brunch.

Five Point

We were greeted by the hostess, who was friendly and accommodating (having to switch our seats after being initially drawn to the patio by the deceptively glowing sun only to be turned back inside by the biting west coast wind). We settled upon seating right next to the open patio.

The brunch menu had the typical breakfast-type items, but a few dishes stood out. Case ordered the country apple crepes with Goldschlaeger syrup. I had the eggs benedict poached in The Five Point’s own fiery-hot tomato sauce, served with slivers of grilled chorizo sausage, hash browns and some artfully displayed toast. We also had two cups of joe to help keep us warm.

My eggs were poached perfectly; soft enough to dunk the toast without the entire egg falling apart. The chorizo and hash browns were well done. And the tomato sauce was suitably spicy (do I taste a hint of sriracha?). Case’s country crepes however, sounded a lot better on the menu than what actually arrived. The apples were a bit too tart, the crepes a tad thick and chewy and the¬†Goldschlaeger, tasted simply like bottled caramel syrup — nothing special.

Our meal came in at around $30 for the two of us including tax and tip, which isn’t over-priced, but doesn’t make it the best bargain, either.

Perfect for:

Early morning brunch on the open patio (if the weather’s right).

The Details

3124 Main St, Vancouver
604.876.5810

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