The Pantry features a menu of Canadian family classics prepared using the freshest, quality ingredients.
After my spectacular breakfast at a Pantry in Whiterock a couple of weeks ago I was excited to try this one. Winning streak for the Pantry ends at one.
Kids frech toast was bright yellow and tasteless. Adult french toast was positely burned and tasted of nothing but burnt cinnamon.
Omelette was supposed to have "roasted mushrooms" and "caramelized onions". They were neither roasted nor caramelized as they were at the other Pantry. They were just sliced white mushrooms and half raw red onion. The hashbrowns had very few crispy parts and the sourdough toast was - one piece warm bread and one piece burnt to a crisp. Andy they served that. EMbarrassing. WOrse yet, I paid for it. Who's bad I guess?
I like Pantry breakfasts, they make a solid bacon and eggs. Their shredded hashbrowns are the best, they make them without onion.
Service is mediocre, mostly because they tend to be understaffed but otherwise they have decent waitstaff.
Value is solid for a good breakfast.
Ambiance is solid. Its a pretty standard restaurant with booths. All the times that I have gone the restaurant crowd has consisted of older people and families. On that note, sometimes younger members of families can be restless and make a scene or crawl all over the booths but its to be expected I guess?
Growing up in PoCo, we used to go to the Pantry for desert, after our school concerts. We would do dinner there from time to time. It was one of the few family restaraunts in town that served food we could all agree on. This evening, I went with my mum, my sister, my neice and nephew, as they do Family night, every wedensday. Kids eat for 2.99, it seems like a screaming deal. It was a disaster. When we arrived, there were two other groups in the restaraunt; yet all the tables were filthy. The staff were unmotivated and unfriendly. We waited twenty minutes to order drinks, another ten to order food, this only by demanding it when our drinks came, and another forty for the food to come, on top of the half hour it had taken to order it. When the food finally did come, they had gotten everyone's order wrong. My sister had requested no ranch dressing on her Buger, for example, instead they put extra ranch dressing on it, and left off the onions that she had asked them to put in, and they gave my five year old niece an adult sized caeser salad. What five year old wants wilted lettuce covered in fish-paste dressing? Our meals all came out at different times, things we requested were forgotten, the food was not hot, and it was almost in-edible. And that, coming from me, means a lot. I am in the army, and have been served some rancid food (I have have had green eggs and ham, and no they did not use food-dye). finally, fed up with the lack of service, and the poor quality, we gave up, requested our desert to go, and left. They gave us uncooked apple-crisp, and melted icecream. The icecream was melted when they gave it to us... maybe they thought the frozen apples in the raw apple-crisp would re-freeze it in transit, I do not know. All I know is that my possitive memories of going to the Pantry with the family have been ruined, and I will not be going back there any time soon.