Nothing evokes the faded glamour of East Hastings more than the Ovaltine (est. 1943). Inside, time has not just stopped but gone mute; breakfast at the Big O is perhaps the quietest meal in town. Choose a counterside stool for hushed conviviality or a vinyl-benched booth to hunker over eggs, meat, or-recommended-mile-high pancakes (stack of three, with two eggs, $4.50).
The pot's been... more
The decor is straight out of the 30's and so's the menu. Hearty and very affordable breakfast menu. Note that service is slow as there was only one waitress on hand. She's quite efficient though and despite the number of patrons she was handling, kept all orders straight and was timely.
If you have time to sit, relax and enjoy... more