First I must tell you that I did a review in 2014 that was written when there were DIFFERENT OWNERS -- bad experience bad food. THAT NO LONGER APPLIES.
Since 2016 there are new owners and they know what they are doing!! This place is fantastic if you appreciate food that is made from local ingredients, nearly all is made in-house ( besides all the delicious dishes they also make their own ketchup, hash browns, potato chips), and everything tastes so darn good. Their food is creative and full of flavour.
We have become regulars so please IGNORE that 2014 review. I have two favourites here, though I must admit there really isn't anything on the menu I don't like. But my personal favourites are:
-- marinated tomato eggs benedict (the flavours burst under their amazing homemade hollandaise). If you like something just a tad different but is bursting with flavour, give this one a try.
-- chicken sandwich. This is no ordinary chicken sandwich. The local chicken is a full chicken breast cooked til still juicy inside a crunchy crust. Served in a fresh bun with their own ranch style sauce, some veg, and with some of his homemade spiced potato chips. This one is filling so enjoy!
So those are just my top faves. You'll also love their daily homemade soups and the light breakfast sandwiches that fill you with flavour and not grease.
The staff are all friendly and the only but is that it's always busy. So that means, expect to stand in line at peak meal times especially in summer (or phone in advance for a reservation).
I wish I could delete that bad review from 2014 because anyone who doesn't look at the date and realize this was written when the PREVIOUS owners had the place, you could be missing out on one of the absolute best places to eat in Parksville.
It's no wonder they were a finalist for the 2016 Business Awards Entrepreneur of the year AND finalist for the 2017 Business Awards Customer Service of the year, among a couple other awards.
Don't give it a second thought -- just go.
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