Sunny Spot Cafe on Main is a cute little cafe that serves breakfasts in a friendly atmosphere. The cafe is just exactly how the name sounds — straight up friendly service in a bright cheery cafe. Tre and I have walked by Sunny Spot Cafe a number of times and their $3.95 breakfasts piqued our curiosity. Only a handful of restaurants still offer breakfast at these prices, so we just had to try it out.
Tre and I walked in and seated ourselves. It was really early in the morning and the chef/owner greeted us with a smile and handed us our menus. He poured us some coffee and went on about his way. The cafe is bright and happy. Mismatched decorations gave the room personality. The tables were covered with plastic, green and white checkered covers and potted plants hung freely above. We sat in front of the open window and watched a buff, older guy being annoyed by a bee while trying to eat his breakfast. An elderly couple watches us curiously as we take pictures of old school packets of jam.
(Clockwise: 1. Breakfast special with two eggs, two slices of bacon, hash browns and toast. 2. Even the sun is happy at the Sunny Spot. 3. Wow, they even have their own jam.)
Sunny Spot Cafe has some intriguing items on its menu. For example, the smoked sockeye salmon benedict topped with caviar. Yes… caviar. All for just $8.95. I wanted to try it, but Tre was suspicious of the caviar. So I chose French Toast with hash browns instead, and Tre ordered the breakfast special: two eggs, two slices of bacon, hash browns and toast.
My french toast is surprisingly, not bad. Fresh slices of baguette (not sliced bread) dipped in egg and fried. The hash browns were only ok: fresh, hand cut yellow potatoes were lightly fried, but lacked flavor. Tre’s breakfast was decent. The eggs were cooked well (Asians know how to whip up some good eggs) as was the bacon. The hash browns were like mine — it needed some flavor and to be a bit more crispier.
Our bill came to $15 including taxes and tip which is cheap but not as cheap as Bon’s off Broadway, and certainly not as interesting. We wouldn’t go out of our way to get to Sunny Spot Cafe. But if you don’t have the time to whip up your own breakfast, are near the area, and want a simple breakfast with friendly service, Sunny Spot Cafe is the place to be.
Perfect for: Quick simple, no frills breakfasts.
2543 Main Street, Vancouver