Red Brick Cafe
2423 Beacon Ave #106
Phone: (250) 655-1822
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When I’m in a rush to the BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminus to my next great adventure (which I’ve been doing a lot more of lately), not a lot of options for a quick stop for a meal exists. When trying to make the first ferry of the day, it’s nearly impossible to grab a warm breakfast. I could pay more and charge into the Pacific Buffet lounge on the boat–which is what I often do–but I was with friends this day and they were on a tighter budget than I was for what to grab to eat.
A taste of home-made and no thrills can found in the early mornings in Sidney, BC. That was the consensus with the pals I was with. We enjoyed the morning sea breeze, chatted about our plans for the geek fest we were headed to while sipping fancy coffees–varying from lattes to expressos to basic (for me, anyway).
Vegetarians will be glad to know there are options here, and hungry hippos can go for an omelette with extras, or a burrito to go. For me, it was a breakfast croissant. Farm fresh could be tasted throughout, and the added baby mandarin orange slices were a nice touch. The price was nice and I could’ve asked for extra sides to truly fill me up. Alas, I had a few snacks in my backpack too should I need a granola bar for the day.
The freshly baked goods at the top of the mornin’ was what I needed to wake me up, and I did not need Evanescence blasting to keep me going during the ferry ride over to New Westminster for Vancouver’s Retro Gaming Expo that was taking place at the Anvil Center.
4 Blokes out of 5