Beacon & Eggs (yes, Beacon, since the diner is located on Beacon Avenue, in Sidney) serves all day breakfast and is one of the most popular restaurants in the quaint little town by the sea. This licensed establishment also serves some delicious lunch options, and their large black chalkboard lists weekly specials tempting many taste buds.
We first visited Beacon & Eggs with friends about six months ago and all had excellent meals, so this occasion was our second visit for breakfast. My parents are regulars here since they live on Vancouver Island, in nearby North Saanich.
Beacon & Eggs has a retro throwback diner vibe with cherry table cloths and blue tables, booths and counter stools. The joint has a fantastic, comfortable and upbeat atmosphere. Be prepared to wait in line for a table on the weekends – this is an infamous breakfast spot in Sidney!
At Beacon & Eggs, they try to use as many fresh local ingredients and support as many local companies as possible – like Sidney Bakery, Irene’s Bakery, Farmer Ben’s, Glenwood Meats, and Mitchell Farms. Many of the items they serve are from scratch – homemade jams and sweet marmalade, creamy hollandaise sauce, fresh cut spicy salsa, pizza sauce, baked beans and refried beans, corned-beef, and sauerkraut just to name a few!
Waffles ($10.00) – This weekly special included pecans folded into the waffle batter and it was topped with sliced bananas and freshly whipped cream. This waffle was very dense and heavy, but unlike a sweet Liege waffle, it was comparable to the consistency of a muffin or thick cake.
The Beacon Omelette ($12.00) – Farm fresh eggs with bacon, tomato and cheddar. This dish was usually served with a side of toast, but we asked for French toast instead, and the waitress happily obliged.
Service at Beacon & Eggs was very good. Staff were friendly and super accommodating, our coffee cups were constantly being topped-up by attentive servers, and a quality check was executed effectively. Although my waffle wasn’t up to par, I did really enjoy the breakfast I experienced during my first visit to Beacon & Eggs, and everyone else in our party enjoyed their meals on this particular occasion. Overall, I would certainly recommend this restaurant for tasty and hearty breakfasts in Sidney.