Urban Fare – a restaurant, coffee bar and gourmet grocery store – offers fine local products as well as epicurean delights from around the world. With three locations in downtown Vancouver, including one on Alberni Street and the other in Coal Harbour, we chose their Yaletown shop for breakfast last week.
We placed our order at the counter, grabbed a table, and noticed that complimentary wifi was provided at this location. Also, I had never seen this sign before, but Urban Fare offers friendly reminders for their customers to “check-in” on Foursquare.
For a higher-end establishment, beverages prices are reasonably priced at Urban Fare: Coffee ($1.60), Soy Latte ($2.60), single shot Espresso ($1.80). Urban Fare’s espresso roast is rich, full-bodied and exudes hints of vanilla bean. The ordering process could have been smoother as there was a mix up with our meals. However, it the end it was all resolved and we ended up with delicious breakfasts: English Muffin Sandwich ($4.99) – A choice of two cheeses with tomato salsa, or ham & cheese. Probably the best breakfast sandwich I’ve had in a long time because the ham was subtlety flavoured with rosemary and its gooey cheese and egg melded perfectly together.
2 Eggs Breakfast ($9.99) – Two eggs any style, with two pieces of rye or multi-grain toast, hashbrowns, and a choice of rosemary ham, sausage, or bacon. Although the hashbrowns were little golden crispy nuggets of scrumptiousness, I would have preferred if the bacon was cooked slightly longer since a couple pieces were limp. Ten bucks for these dishes appeared quite pricey, however, their portions were very generous for breakfast. Overall, Urban Fare in Yaletown is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat, do some grocery shopping and work on your laptop with an espresso. Check it out!