Stella’s on Cambie & 17th looks a lot different from the outside. Firstly, there’s a barbershop right out front which was a little confusing. The exterior looks very 50’s diner-ish so I was expecting to see turquoise blue vinyl booths with checkered tiles on the floor and a waitress name Dolly smacking her gum while taking our order. However, the interior is modern and cozy – there’s even a fireplace in the back that would be super inviting on a wet winter’s day. The service was excellent and attentive – we even had 3 servers assisting us at one point (pouring water and coffee).
We went there for brunch with my brother, who was visiting from Victoria.
My brother opted for Stella’s Breakfast – 2 eggs any style, hash browns, toast and choice of bacon, turkey sausage, or pork sausage ($8.50).
I ordered the Tofu Scrambler – scrambled eggs, tofu, black beans, corn, bell peppers, sundried tomato ketchup and salsa verde. Served with hash browns and salad ($11).
Gary had the Three Egg Omelette – New York-style, served with hash browns & a side salad ($11). He ordered the smoked salmon, fresh tomato, dill, and cream cheese omelet. Other choices include: sausage, caramelized onions, spinach, and edam OR mushrooms, fresh thyme, and chevre.
We all agreed that the portion sizes were just right and the ingredients were fresh. We all really enjoyed the hash browns as they were extra hot and crispy. I’d like to return to try their dinner and lunch menus because we’ve read great reviews on other food blogs.
Overall, Stella’s on Cambie has good food, great service and a cozy atmosphere. Check it out!