So before you embark on a trip to the Tomahawk, let me give you some advice:
1. Wear loose pants.
2. Come hungry. Really hungry.
3. Keep your paper placemat.
On this adventure to breakfast-land my pal Kris and I visited the Tomahawk Barbecue. Everytime Kris and I would have breakfast or talk about the blog, he’d keep saying, “We have to go to the Tomahawk!” My expectations were therefore quite high. And I was not disappointed. I ordered the French toast with a side of Yukon style bacon. When it arrived, I wished I’d gotten the half portion. The dish consisted of four huge slices of brioche dipped in a slightly sweet, cinnamon-y batter (I could only eat two pieces). The bacon was exceptional: it was meaty, flavourful and plentiful. The Tomahawk also gets bonus points for offering several flavours of Numi Organic Tea. While you’re at the Tomahawk, take some time to enjoy the wonderful collection of Aboriginal art that lines the walls and lobby area (and keep your paper placement; it’s a riot!).
The Tomahawk Barbecue, Vancouver’s oldest family run restaurant. I have lived in Vancouver since 1999 and this is only my second time to this historic restaurant. On my first visit I had an order of the fluffiest most perfect pancakes I have ever had out of my own kitchen. This time around I ordered The Bacon, Cheddar and Mushroom Omelette. The omelette came stuffed with with perfectly sautéed mushrooms,thick chunks of smokey, meaty Yukon style bacon and plenty of melted aged cheddar. Filling up the rest of the plate where diced hash browns and thick slices of multigrain toast. I prefer more of a home-style potato for my breakfast but the diced version where cooked to a crispy finish. If you want a trip into Vancouver history and a great breakfast then bring a hearty appetite into a cozy seat at the Tomahawk Restaurant.
Breakfast for two cost us $38.10
Theresa’s rating: 4 eggs out of 5
Kris’s rating: 4 eggs out of 5