Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cafe Deux Soleil

I lived down the street from Cafe Deux Soleil for 10 years. For seven of those years I was a vegan. I have eaten more tofu scramble than I could possibly put a number to. (Note to current vegans: I don't know if the tofu scramble is completely vegan. You should ask, I never did and just assumed it was. Back then the breakfast options were severely limited.) Cafe Deux Soleil has been on the Drive forever, or at least since I started hanging around in the late 90s.

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They are known for a few things: vegetarian food, a kid friendly dining room and their stage where you can find poetry and music nights. It is quite a large room with an assortment of seating and small patio with bar seating in the summer. They have large communal type tables for large groups, which I like. The menu is written on the wall.

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Order at the counter, grab all your cutlery and jams from a station at the side, hopefully find a seat, and the kitchen staff will yell out your name when you breakfast is ready.  I am always a bit saddened that most people use their real names instead of names like "Arthur Fonzarelli".  Maybe it is too early in the morning...

On this day, I ordered my current favorite- The Croissant Scram. Cheddar, flat scrambled eggs on fresh baked croissant with hash. $6.50

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The server who took my order had to check and see if the croissants were baked yet when I ordered. It was fresh and flaky. This is my favorite way to eat eggs. I like my eggs mixed and well cooked. (this is a hold-over from the vegan days. Eggs still weird me out.) There was a nice amount of cheddar in the middle of the eggs, like an omelet. I have always been a big fan of the hash browns. Cooked potatoes that are then fried as hash browns should be. I love the really, really crisp ones.

I also would recommend trying a house baked muffin or a smoothie. Both are excellent options.

Cafe Deux Soleil is not a fancy brunch spot, although I have taken my Mom here. The music is generally loud, the children are louder and it gets really busy. That is what makes it awesome.

Cafe Deux Soleils on Urbanspoon


  1. You have attached this blog to the wrong Commercial Drive cafe on Urbanspoon (Du Soleil, instead of Deux Soleils)

  2. Good catch! Updated. Thank you.