Saturday, 23 January 2016

Jules Cafe (Burnaby's Hidden Diner)

Now, don't get me wrong, there are a few places in Burnaby (and the Greater Vancouver area) that do a mean breakfast. But, what we're missing is a place that's close to home, that feels like home, and that doesn't kick the crap out of your wallet.

Tammy and I made the 35 minute walk to Jules Cafe (5205 Rumble Street; near Rumble and Royal Oak) last weekend, and were we ever surprised! From the moment we walked in the door, it felt like a small town diner. It seemed that everyone there were regulars, and she knew right away that we weren't from there. I'm not sure if Jules is the older Asian lady behind the register, or if the place was named after someone, but everyone there was so courteous and made our experience feel like home.

Coffee with Soy Milk @ Jules Cafe
Burnaby, BC
Photo: Brewji, Totally Tammy

We started with a cup of coffee each. Since we're both lactose-intolerant, we asked if they had any non-dairy milks available. We weren't expecting anything, as they're a diner and not a specialty coffee house (especially after Fondway sucked it hard by claiming they only have "real milk"). The kind lady behind the counter had no problem with providing us with soy milk. She even asked us to sit and get comfortable, and she walked the coffees out to us.

What we didn't expect was they had different types of coffee available as well (and our coffees were good!). I didn't get a good look at where they source their coffee from, but it looks like its either fair-trade, or something unique. The best I could make out with my glasses on was they had a medium roast, dark roast, and there was at least a third option. We'll figure it out eventually.

Super Traditional Breakfast with Bacon @ Jules Cafe
Burnaby, BC
Photo: Brewji, Totally Tammy

Since we'd pretty much just hiked through part of Burnaby, we were starving. After taking a look at the menu, we decided to each get the Super Traditional Breakfast. For $8.00, you really can't go wrong. It comes with 3 Eggs (any style), your choice of either 3 Bacon Strips, 3 Sausages, or Ham, alongside Hashbrowns and Toast.

The quality of the food was better than we'd expected. For the price, this even destroys IHOP and Denny's, not to mention in quality of ingredients and the service we received.

Super Traditional Breakfast (2) @ Jules Cafe
Burnaby, BC
Photo: Brewji, Totally Tammy

We will definitely be back to either have more breakfast, or to do lunch. They serve burgers as well, and have a daily special from the chef.

Jules Cafe gets a cozy-comfortable-and-affordably-delicious 8.5 / 10

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