I met my colleague here for an early lunch last week. He knows the place but it was my first visit, so I was (a) lost, and (b) late. Talk about a real neighbourhood place, there is nothing else around it but nice homes and condos! The restaurant is housed in a beautiful 100+ year old building which was the main entrance to the former BC penitentiary, but looks more like a castle in the British countryside. Other than some offices upstairs and a kindergarten in the other side, there is nothing else in the building. The restaurant takes up half of the lower part and has a huge patio outside. The interesting thing about this patio is that you are among the trees and birds, no exhaust fumes and noisy trucks here. I was surprised to find so many cars in the parking lot when I arrived, apparently there are some people who know this place.
The menu is quite large and breakfast is served all day. The food was really good. I had breakfast and my colleague did lunch. Food was well cooked and tasty, good portions, good service. Pretty much nothing on the menu that I have never heard of (except to say that a number of offerings have their own "house" names with jailhouse intimations) and that's what I was hungry for, so mission accomplished. I like that this place doesn't pretend to be anything else but what it is, a good family style breakfast/lunch/dinner place, and thats a plus sign. It is certainly a cut above the standard Denny's, ABC Country, Ricky's, White Spot, etc., type of family place. I have not tried any of the dinner items but they look like they would do the trick. If more restaurants would just stick to their agenda and not try to be something they're not, and can never be.
I found out afterwards that they have a website and have a map on there which shows how to get to the restaurant. I'm going to bring my Lady back here for a glass of wine and dinner on the patio before the monsoon season is back with us.