For people who don’t know much about the neighborhood of Yaletown, the name of Homer St Cafe sounds like an old-school diner that serves a $5 egg-and-toast breakfast. But the restaurant is much more than its modest name. Their food is indeed inspired by classic comfort cooking, but they have a few impressive features, such as the fire engine red rotisserie and the “Chef’s Bar”, and a private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling. Not to mention that part of the restaurant is in the iconic historic Homer Building.
I met up with S for a brunch, and we were seated at the garden patio. Although it was already the late autumn, it was still quite nice to be sitting out here for the fresh air on a sunny Sunday. I was impressed with brunch cocktail menu, with the cocktails are priced between $6 – $8. I chose grapefruit juice for my Mimosa ($6) for a bit more tart and excitement, when S sticks with the classic one with orange juice. If you are really in the mood of drinking a $45 HOMER ST. GRAND MIMOSA PITCHER is available.
Food wise, I was satisfied. The food was delicious, generously portioned, and not super pricey. The ingredients are locally sourced and tasty, which shows in the Brunch Special of The Day ($17) S ordered: house-smoked pork belly, house-made sausage, and local farm eggs. My Homer St Burger ($17) was great, probably one of the best I have had this year.
The Elbow Room is gone and Homer St Cafe has become my new favorite brunch place on the weekend. It is the comfort food with a refinement that has won me over. Definitely recommending the house-smoked pork belly and the house burger.
Homer Street Cafe
898 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
Phone: (604) 428-4299 or homerstreetcafebar.com