Here are some our favourite restaurants around the Semiahmoo Peninsula. Do you have a favourite you would like to share with your neighbours. Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location, sample menus and operating hours available through their websites and FACEBOOK links
January 28, 2015
BEST CHEAP BREAKFAST IN SOUTH SURREY
Over the past 25 years, I’ve eaten in every breakfast joint in South Surrey and, unlikely as it is, for my money, the best cheap breakfast you can buy is cheerfully served at Fatburger.
You probably think of Fatburger as a working class alternative to McDonald’s, the less famous across-the-street franchise that serves bigger and messier burgers in a decor that seems to celebrate the 50s. It’s that, for sure, but it also puts out a breakfast that might surprise you.
First, the price is right. You get a couple eggs, a couple sausages (or bacon), excellent crispy hash browns, a couple slices of buttered toast and very good coffee, with refills at no extra cost – all for less than ten bucks. ($9.40 including coffee and tax, to be exact.)
It’s called the Large Breakfast, which is a bit of an overstatement, but maybe because I’m a Senior and no longer want to burrow into those mighty Yukon breakfasts served up at places like the old Tomahawk in North Vancouver, I find the amount of food just right.
For a little more money, you can order XL or XXL breakfasts with pancakes and more sausage and bacon if you like, but for moderate appetites the L is lots.
A couple other nice things. Unlike most fast food places where you carry your breakfast from the counter to the table, at Fatburger once you order at the counter you’re served breakfast personally at your table by Mukesh Bharti, the owner, or one of his hired servers – who drop by later, coffee pot in hand. (I normally leave a small tip at the table, just like I would at a regular restaurant.)
And I should mention the bathrooms are very clean, bright, graffiti-free, large and heated.
There is one major disadvantage. At present, Fatburger doesn’t open until 10:30 a.m. – which is, of course, the first time of the day you can have breakfast there. Fortunately, breakfast is served all day to about 4.00 for those of us who like breakfast just as much for lunch or an early dinner.
Fatburger is located on 152 Avenue and 17 Street, Surrey.
ROADHOUSE GRILLE (website)
Located at the intersection of King George Blvd and 160th Street Stayte street in South Surrey
The Roadhouse has three very distinct dining areas all under one roof. A funk 50's diner, a classy sit up bar area and a casual fine dining area.
Home cooked meals augmented by daily lunch and dinner specials. Live music on the weekends as well as special occasions like Sunday's Bluegrass nights one night a week.
LAURA'S COFFE CORNER (FACEBOOK)
Owner LAURA CORNALE has created an atmosphere not unlike the popular TV show "Cheers" where everyone knows your name.
Great coffee drinks, daily lunch specials including award winning made from scratch soups and a wide selection of homemade sandwiches, muffins and a wide selection of dessert items.
Located in the 5 Corners District of White Rock. Open daily 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FIVE DOORS DOWN (FACEBOOK)
Owner MATHEW HALE built his reputation on the White Rock waterfront with is original restaurant CIELO'S.
MATHEW'S latest culinary creation Five Doors Down continues the tradition. One of the best ocean views on White Rock's west beach is highlighted by the crisp clean atmosphere of the interior design. Daily specials augment the creative lunch and dinner menus plus an extensive wine list.
COSMOS GREEK RESTAURANT (website)
The longest running show on the dining scene in White Rock. For 35 years Cosmos on the waterfront on west beach has served up traditional Greek recipes at lunch and dinner. Prices are very reasonable, great staff and a bright clean traditionally designed Greek restaurant atmosphere. Cosmos also presents male and female belly dancers on a regular basis on the weekend. Check the website for more info.
POULTRY IN MOTION (FACEBOOK)
Holly's Poultry In Motion is the #1 breakfast location on White Rock's waterfront. World famous muffins and a breakfast menu that just doesn't quit has hit the bull's-eye with dawn breakers for a number of years. Features a small outdoor patio for dining on nice days.
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE (website)
The Good Day Sunshine Cafe is rapidly building a strong following of commuters travelling along the King George Blvd. in South Surrey.
The restaurant located in the Shops At High Street complex has daily soup and lunch specials, a nod to gluten free items, fully licensed and also hosts live music nights. Oh yes don't forget to sample their signature Vegetarian chili.
5 CORNERS DINER (facebook)
White Rock's original "diner." Owners Cathy and Barb have been serving the public collectively for decades. Fresh homemade soups coupled with daily specials hearty breakfasts and our personal favourite veggie burger topped with an onion ring. Open for breakfast and lunch.
CONEY ISLAND FISH N CHIPS
If you want to start a heated debate just ask someone who makes the best fish n' chips in White Rock. We have sampled them all and our vote goes to CONEY ISLAND fish n'chips on White Rock's East Beach. Brothers Ken & Mike and their extended families dish up hand cut french fries and daily fresh fish. Cod or halibut? take your pick.
15487 Marine Drive White Rock, phone ahead of time put in your order and take your lunch or dinner across the road to one of many picnic tables along the seashore. 604-531-9483