If you like omelettes, Paul's is the place for you. Choose from one of their eight signature creations, create your own or choose from the other tasty breakfast and lunch options on offer.
Food: had an omelette (forget its name) with spinach, sausage and feta cheese while my partner had the huevos rancheros. My omelette was blah and bland while the huevos rancheros was delicious - would probably order it myself next time.
Service: Prompt and courteous but I've had better.
Value: Drinks were expensive but the meals were not bad - average for breakfast/brunch.
Ambiance: warm and inviting with comfy banquettes - definitely a place to take your time and enjoy your meal.
Overall, would return if I were in the area and wanted breakfast/brunch but I wouldn't go out of my way or go a distance to come here to eat as there are so many other greasy spoons around. Bon appetite!
Second visit to this "omelettery". Ordered the lunch special: cajun chicken wrap with Caeser salad $8.95. The service was good, all the right steps at all the right times, and polite. Wrap was OK after adding salt and hot sauce, salad was fresh but coated with a sheen of tasteless dressing obviously designed for those who don't want to smell of garlic after lunch (hint, if you don't want to smell of garlic, don't order Caeser salad). I left totally unimpressed, in the sense that it left no impression. Bland review, I know, but in keeping with this place. Don't bother, or do: It won't matter.
Food: had poached eggs, toast, pan fries. Poached eggs done perfectly. Pan fries were cubes of potatoes, not greasy which was good. Toast and jam were ordinary. Friends had their porridge (looked really good, big portion too), omlette, and eggs benny (were reported to be delicious as well). Liked how all the egg dishes also came with a piece of orange and grapefruit, very refreshing.
Service: coffee always filled, waitress made a mistake on my order, realized when she brought it to the table and had it corrected right away. Seems like a lot of regulars come here because saw one of the employees (owner?) strike up conversations and gave out hugs to customers, which was nice (like going-to-a-place-where-everybody-knows-your-name kind of nice).
Value: for the quality and quantity of food and for the service, this place is great value!
Ambiance: modern looking, clean, basic colours and lines.
Wish I lived close enough to be able to come here again and avoid the lineup.
Visited Paul's Place after a coworker raved about it. We went to Paul's Place for lunch on a weekday, and I loved the modern-but-not-pretentious decor. Ordered the corned beef hash and it was nicely done - topped with melting cheese and mixed with diced tomatoes, bacon, and caramelized onion. Our coffee cups were never empty, our attentive waitress just kept refilling it with hot coffee! Food came very quickly and we made it back to the office within an hour. I'm a big brunch person and had been to most significant brunch spots in Vancouver, and Paul's Place stands out as one of the bests along with Abigail's Party and Jethro's.
This is my 4th or so time at Paul's place. I must say they have been quite consistent based on my experience. Food and service are definitely solid and the ambience is something very comforting. I ordered the 1306 and it was pretty good. I don't know if I can rate any of these breakfast/brunch places as outstanding though - so something 'solid' is considered quite decent from my perspective. Anyway, I've never been dissapointed in Paul's place. Coffee and breakfast, can't go wrong :p
A friend suggested this place for Saturday brunch and we went just this last weekend. There were 4 of us in total and we arrived before 11am so it wasn't too crowded, but it got really busy around noon, so go early or be prepared to wait.
Food: I ordered a pulled pork hash (special) and it was fantastic. It wasn't too greasy and there weren't too many potatoes to weigh it down. The cheese was a little cold when it was served, but I was busy feeding my daughter so the dish melted it just fine after a bit of mixing. The poached eggs on top were really delicious and tied it together well.
Service: It was quite busy, but my coffee remained full almost throughout the meal. The servers were attentive and accommodating (our baby was a little fussy).
Value: The prices are quite reasonable. Most of the breakfast dishes are around $6-10 (compared to breakfast/diner chains that run $8-13 per dish), and as mentioned above, the food was good.
Ambiance: It was busy and there was plenty of hustle and bustle. It's not a quiet romantic place by any means. There was nothing surprising about the ambiance.
I would definitely visit the Omelettery again, and I recommend it to friends.
We have had brunch here many times. Sometimes it has been great both in food quality and service and other times there have been less than positive experiences. This is not gourmet food-it is basic "your local diner" food with usually friendly service. So, for a casual relaxed breakfast or sandwich lunch, it is fine if you are in the area. The last time we were in we were a little disconcerted to note they now expect you to pay the tip percentage on top of the HST. this does not make sense to us and as we pretty much always tip 20% it seems a little unfriendly to ask for 20% on top of the tax. The service and the tax are not related. One is mandatory and the other is based on how the work gets done. You should let the customer make the decision, not set up the bill to try to make one feel guilty if they don't want to pay your tip on top of a tax.
It was a bus driver that told us to go here for breakfast, thank you bus driver. Had the corned beef hash with the hot hot sauce. I definately did not leave hungry. The restaurant wasn't very big and it was very busy, everybody was hustling around. It was super and I'll be back.
It had been over a year since I was last in for lunch at Paul's Omelettery and wow, it's like one of those shows came in and did a makeover. It's not over the top but so much cleaner and the staff even seems much happier. I was craving the chorizo omelette and it was great. It's looking good for the Omelettery and I'll be back soon
Fairly priced, solid food with a few dishes a wee bit out of the ordinary for breakfast. I love the huevos rancheros, veggie scramble (eggs, potatoes, roasted corn, onions, zuchini, cheddar and edam cheeses) and turkey sausage. The standard breakfast fare is here as well.
I also like the fact they open 7am, 7 days a week while many other places open at 8am, a bit late for me when I want to get an earlier start on the day.
One thing I don't like, and it is a shame for a place serving breakfast, is the weak coffee.
Nothing different or great here, grease served up in a dish
I said I never would go back and never have !! so proud of myself
Its up there with Whitespot and IHOP
I wish they would get a french chef in there to make some real cuisine
We go to Paul's at least a couple of times a months, so I managed to sample parts of their menu. The advice - stick to the omelettes.
Omelettes are generally very well done. The 1306 (mushroom) is very good and so is the Meatlovers.
I also had Corn Beef Hash 3 or 4 times and it tends to vary greatly. When it's cooked well, it is very good, but when it's not, it is very bland and tastes undercooked.
Their version of Monte Cristo sandwich is horrible. They should really pay people to eat that.
Service-wise it's OK. It is a simple place, so nobody is going to come rushing to light a cigarette when you pull it out. Not that I smoke or they allow smoking.
Ambiance-wise - we saw Matthew Perry there once. Everyone was sitting there with funny faces trying to show that they always had their scrambled eggs with celebrities on a side. So the ambiance was nice :)
To sum it up - if you haven't been there and consider going, go. Better than IHOP, DeDutch & Co., but it ain't Parkside either.
We went there on Friday morning past 9 am and the place was not at all crowded. The service was prompt. I ordered Huevos Ranchero (poached eggs w panfries on tortilla);my husband, Meatlover's omellette. He found the omellette flavourful but greasy. If they removed excess oil from the cooked meat, it would have been better. Luckily my meal was excellent. Lots of flavour and the crispy toasted tortilla added interesting texture. The server came and refilled our coffee many times. Very attentive (it may not happen when the place is packed on regular weekend). If you like it spicy, don't miss their hot sauces. The light coloured one is the hot one - be careful, it could burn your tongue. Paul's Place is definitely a solid breakfast institution - you will leave full and satisfied.
I went here once. The omelets are very tasty and the quality of food and ingredients are high. The service was very good and everything was very clean. I also like the ambiance of the place. The only drawback was the portion of the food, not very bad but not the biggest portion out there. definitely will come back.
I would say, it is more of a crepe than an omelette. My "omelette" is more cooked than my friend's, so we swapped plate. The food is decent, with melted cheese, pepper, onion, you know, the usual combo. On the side of the dish, there are 2 slices of multigrain bread (cut into 4 half slices), a little bit of jam, and thinly sliced orange as garnish. $10.
The service was good though. Once I sat down, coffee was served, and they do refill. $2. The place is nice and quiet.
I live near Paul's Place, so I enjoy going here for breakfast; if I lived further away I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here. I used to have the omelettes fairly often, but I got tired of the cream cheese included as one of the "cheeses" in the omelettes. I have since started ordering the two egg breakfast, which is a great deal. I love the homemade berry compote that comes with the toast. The service is always friendly, which keeps me coming back.
So we found this place and the price was right too! The eggs Benedict is good, however the side of fruits was a disaster. If you order any eggs benedicts, be prepared to have sloppy fruit sides as 'garnish and colour contrast'. Are you kidding me? They sliced half an orange and stabbed it in a skewer with other fruits including a large slice of pineapple uncut from the rind. What kind of presentation is that? When I mentioned it to the kind blondie waitress (she was actually super cute), I could hear the staff conversation quite clearly from the kitchen. We were the only customers in the restaurant, so yes we heard every single word. Half the plate is fruits yet I heard the kitchen say "it't not meant to be eaten". Thanks for ruining an almost good experience.
We came in Labour Day morning, and they were one of the few places open at 7. The atmosphere was fresh and neat, and our server was quite attentive. The only complaint was that they didn't come to our table enough after our food came. I would've liked my water refilled, or to catch a server's attention for the bill when we were done our meal. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my visit to Paul's Place. My scrambled eggs with broccoli came on warmed english muffins and covered with cheddar. Very delicious. The fruit cup was alright. Quite healthy compared to my normal breakfast nook of Bon's off Broadway. $8
After having breakfast at Paul's Place, I felt it was great. Our waiter mentioned that they were going to be doing a few renovations over the next few months. I hope they leave the breakfast menu alone, it looked great. Our waiter was a charmer and he made our morning. I had the corned beef hash and I was stuffed. Perhaps next time I'll even try something different.
I have been here twice and have given it its final chance. The decor is cheesy, (fake plants - gag) the music is beyond awful and impossible to ignore, the service is sloppy and slow and most importantly, the food is awful! I had the eggs benedict and the coagulated hollandaise definitely came from a package. Actually, I think they said it was a cheese sauce, which is not what eggs benny should have. After waiting for the server to bring hot sauce, I got up and got it myself. My husband also wasn't happy with his food. Don't waste your time or money.