Flying Pig Yaletown, not to be confused with that other infamous restaurant sporting a flying pig, dubs itself as Nouveau Canadian Bistro offering a Pacific Northwestern spread executed with a rustic, French sensibility.
(Above: Complimentary freshly baked, sticky-icky cinnamon rolls.)
Inside, Flying Pig’s brick and wood, country bistro decor is a warm, inviting contrast to Yaletown restaurants’ typically slick and trendy vibe. The crowd is a mixed bag. Yaletown business powerbrokers rub shoulders with young, hip Main street families in the open spaced dining room.
(Above: Chef Erik’s own Croque Monsier, a hearty egg-battered sandwich melting with cheese and topped with a fried egg.)
The menu doesn’t present any real surprises, serving up familiar Pacific Northwestern breakfast staples like Smoked Salmon Benedicts and classic egg platters.
Chef Erik’s Croque Monsier was calling me: rich cheese and country ham sandwiched between grilled, egg battered brioche and topped with a fried egg. Cheese, fried egg and ham. What’s not to like?
(Above: Mr. Joe and Mrs. Mimosa — a great way to start the morning.)
Case’s eyes — and stomach — veered towards the decadent French toast with Maple Blueberry Compote. Two fluffy, egg washed brioche smothered in blueberry compote and topped with raspberries and fresh whipped cream.
(Above: French toast topped with Maple Blueberry Compote.)
Our meal with taxes, tip coffee and a breakfast cocktail came to $38, which feels about right for the quality of dishes. And it is certainly a good deal for a Yaletown restaurant.
Perfect for: solid, reasonably priced bistro style brunch in Yaletown.