Originally we’d planned to visit another restaurant this weekend (note to us: call the restaurant first to check when they open!), but when we got there, it was closed. So we ended up at Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive.
I was quite excited to try Havana for breakfast-I had recently been there for a late lunch and really enjoyed my meal. Unfortunately, breakfast was dismal. I ordered the chorizo hash which consists of two poached eggs, peppers, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, chorizo sausage, hollandaise sauce and toast. Now this breakfast was misnamed; I always thought hash meant a mess of stuff fried up in an egg scramble.
The chorizo was very tasty and I ended up sharing them with Jenn (she ordered a hash too and got poached eggs, which she hates and gave to me. Second note to us: read the menu carefully. Very carefully.)
Anyway, beneath the sausage was a wet mess of tomatoes and the rest of the veggies. The potatoes were those frozen puffy potato thingies that were salty and soggy. Even the toast was indifferent.
So here’s my recommendation: go to Havana for lunch and dinner and drinks and munchies and to enjoy the great art space at the back of the restaurant (and forget breakfast).
How do you spell disappointment? H-A-V-A-N-A. At least for breakfast, anyway. The waiter recommended the “hash” plates so I ordered the Veggie Hash, which sounded promising with 2 eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, peppers, mushrooms, goat cheese, and Hollandaise. Unfortunately I overlooked the “poached” part of the egg description, mistakenly assuming they’d be scrambled in with the hash. After passing my eggs to Theresa (poached eggs gross me out), I was left with a mess of soggy potatoes and veggies.
The goat cheese was unable to save the dish, although the chorizo sausage that Theresa offered to cheer me up was quite tasty. Even the toast was bland and partially burnt. And although the large fresh-squeezed OJ was by far the highlight of my meal (soooo yummy), I think $5.99 for a glass of juice is a tad obnoxious.
1212 Commercial Drive
Breakfast for two cost us $36.18
Theresa’s rating: 2 eggs out 5
Jennifer’s rating: 1 egg out of 5