Having heard excellent things about Spoon’s Diner, the husband and I decided to try it out for an early morning breakfast. We arrived at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning and were quickly seated. The server was very friendly and a coffee appeared in front of me before I knew it!
I ordered the “I-Gotta-Be-Different” Hash ($11) served with two pieces of multi-grain toast. The hash combines spinach, tomatoes, eggs, mushrooms, hot peppers, cheddar & jack cheese, homemade salsa and onions with some of Franks Hot Sauce mixed in. It was like tasting a little bit of heaven. This dish wasn’t for the feint of heart, it WILL make your tastebuds tingle, but not “burn your face off” hot. I loved it. My husband ordered the Douglas Street Double Decker ($10) which is french toast served with two eggs and hashbrowns. He ate every bite, which is a testament to how great it was.
The serving sizes are HUGE at Spoon’s Diner, so be prepared to either eat tons, or leave with a doggy bag. I also really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant; it was very vintage and laid back. Each table had a stack of Trivial Pursuit cards to keep you entertained while waiting for your meal and the staff were both friendly and helpful. I also enjoyed learning about the evolution of Spoon’s (originally a franchise of Floyds called Floyds 2) as told on the front of their menu. Not only is the menu is extensive (so.many.choices) but I also really liked the original and local twist on the menu items, such as “The Dallas”, “Sooke Potholes”, and “TheTis”. Reading the menu was almost as fun as eating the food!
I will be going back and recommend you try it out too. Spoon’s is open for breaky, lunch & dinner so no matter what the time of day, it’s a good time to stop by Spoon’s! Click here to visit their website and checkout their menu online.
2915 Douglas Street (in Super 8 )