Recently for a friend’s birthday, we visited Moxie’s Classic Grill on Yates for Saturday brunch. If you are like me and didn’t know Moxie’s even had a brunch offering, they open each Saturday and Sunday at 10.00am for the late breakfast crowd. Apparently we weren’t the only ones that didn’t know Moxie’s had brunch, as the restaurant was empty the entire morning, with only 2-3 other tables seated in the whole restaurant.
Their brunch menu does not offer a huge variety, with only 11 items on the menu. We went with the Mediterranean Scrambler – eggs with tomato, asparagus & feta with rösti potatoes and served with multi-grain toast ($12.95), and the Traditional Eggs Benedict. The rösti potatoes are not my favourite way to have hash browns, but were well cooked and tasty. The feta with the scrambled eggs caught me by surprise and was actually a very good combination. There was an ample amount of vegetables in the eggs as well – overall very tasty. The Traditional Eggs Benny was just that, a lightly toasted english muffin, back bacon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. The eggs were a bit runny, but really comes down to personal taste. This dish also came with rösti potatoes and a side of fresh fruit.
Moxie’s would be a good choice for a more “up-scale” weekend brunch compared to places like Spoons and Floyd’s Diner. I don’t know if every weekend is as empty as it was when we were there, but if it is, you probably don’t need a reservation and won’t have a problem finding a table if you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wait.
Moxie’s Class Grill
1-1010 Yates Street