They may not be the Corner Gas version with Lacey & her chili dogs…
- but this Ruby serves up some great breakfasts (and lunch and dinner too, but we've only tried the early-mornings).
|The rec room at the Hotel Zed|
The ruby is licensed, in case you need something stronger than coffee to get your motor running in the morning.
First up for us: tacos. They have three different types (2 regulars and 1 daily special) and you get three in an order - so have them all the same or go for a variety, like I did. My trio included chicken, refried beans, and the daily special with avocado & chimichurri - all of them with scrambled eggs inside as well. We also ordered the Canadian benny (thick slices of Red Barn bacon with avocado and, as requested, medium poached eggs). The change up at the Ruby? Your bread choice is croissant or english crumpet (my mom order the latter, which stood up really well with the hollandaise). Most breakfasts are served with a rectangle of potato & yam hash browns (soft on the inside, with a near-mashed texture).
And there's free parking….and (currently) no brunch line-up - and there's that ping-pong table to work up an appetite at.
3110 Douglas St (at Hotel Zed, across from Mayfair Centre)
Facebook: The Ruby Victoria