Three of us dropped in for breakfast on a recent Sunday (one of us had never been, one hadn’t been in decades and one was there the day before!). The booths are built in a u-shape around the service area and kitchen opening. They have openings on both sides – so the waitress can easily serve and clear. Love it.
The breakfasts are served all-day, save for the griddle items (pancakes, French toast) and eggs-benedicts, both of these cut off at 11:30…or earlier if the hollandaise runs out. First up – the Griddle Special - two pancakes, three slices of bacon (or sausage) and two eggs (any style....this time around: soft poached). Pancakes were fluffy, eggs were runny and the bacon wasn’t see-through.
|The Griddle Special with poached eggs and bacon|
Next order – two eggs (scrambled), three slices of bacon, hash browns and sourdough toast. Eggs were a little more omelette-style than fluffy scrambled – but still tasted fine. And the toast was kept company with the jam-packed (no pun intended) spread-caddy (because someone will want marmalade and someone else PB and someone else strawberry….I still like a place like this that gives all the choices).
|Two-Egg breakfast with bacon|
Final order – the Arsen-al (named for the owner Paul) three eggs (over-easy), two slices of bacon, two sausages, hash browns and toast. Full plate out, clean plate sent back.
|The "Arsen-al" 3 eggs, 2 bacon & 2 sausage|
Paul’s is comparable to Denny’s or the like – so if you’re after a nice, simple diner breakfast – why not eat at one with a good bit of Victoria history behind it?