Asides from dessert, breakfast/brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day. I’m in love with breakfast items. Chicken & waffles? French toast? Poutine (yes, you can have poutine for breakfast at Linh!)? Sign me up!
To satisfy my itch for breakfast, I decided to visit Knight Street Cafe. I had their Buttermilk Pancakes, which I added caramelized bananas to for an extra $3. They are a small shop located on the corner of Knight and Kingsway serving a good selection of breakfast and lunch items. The dish was served with a side of hashbrowns and a choice of meat (I picked breakfast sausage). The food came very quickly, and was fresh and piping hot.
Buttermilk Pancakes ($9 + $3 for caramelized bananas):
The dish consisted of two pancakes, a side of potato hash, and a choice of meat (I got the breakfast sausage). The pancakes weren’t very large (I’ve been spoiled by the huge pancakes from Jethros and the Elbow Room Cafe); I’d say that they’re probably about 1/4 the size of the ones from Jethros, which is still subtantial. What they lacked in size however, they sure made up for it in taste: the pancakes were very light, soft and fluffy and did not suffer from the horrible, bitter baking soda aftertaste that plagued the ones from Jethros. The caramelized bananas, which I added for an extra $3 charge, provided a great sweetness as well as fragrance of cinnamon. The potato hash were nice and crispy, albeit a tad underseasoned (nothing that a squirt of ketchup can’t solve). The sausages were well-seasoned, juicy and had a nice bit of pepperiness to them. I don’t know if they were housemade or purchased, and honestly I didn’t care; they were delicious and every bit as good as the ones from Bistro 122. The portion was also pretty good and filled me up nicely.
Complimentary Butter Tart:
They have a plate of butter tarts on the counter near the cash register, and they apparently give them out to customers instead of the usual candies/mints that you receive with your bill. I actually didn’t eat this however. I was feeling guilty…and no, not because of the calories (because come on, do you really think that I give a f*** about calories?). I’ve got a very Asian mom at home who LOVES eating (almost as much as I do) but is way too cheap to ever buy anything herself. So I decided to save the tart for her. She really enjoyed it, saying that it was very rich and buttery, and made from good quality ingredients.