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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Based on several postive reviews here and in the paper I've tried this place a few times. Maybe it's me but the food just isn't very good even the toast is sub-par and the coffee is worse. The decor is shabby and the service is indifferent at best. I won't be giving it any more tries. So for those of you regulars who are worried about being crowded out don't be, Honestly just about any greasy spoon in town is cheaper and better than this place and you won't have to line up.
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.
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
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 love to eat here. The problem is that the place tends to get mobbed on weekends for breakfast-brunch and the service tends to become unreliable, i.e. coffee service slow, food arrives just barely warm, etc. Other gripes include some dishes that are not very filling and some tables that are too close together. Having described the negatives, the various omelettes, egg dishes, hotcakes, sandsiches, etc. are very creative and delicious. The restaurant is also nicely decorated. The menus themselves are kind of beat up, but that just adds to the "jointyness" of the place. In other words, you're not at Denny's or White Spot. - thanks Paul. See you on week days.
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.
Sad,...the poor guy sitting across from me ordered this attempt at eggs benny,what a debaucle.Saw the look of "what the H--- is this? I had the sausage and eggs...Eggs looked like they were fried in lard. For my coffee ,they brought me milk when I asked for cream,the coffee was soooo bad,the cream didn't help mask its bitter taste. Pauls place is all about cutting costs.
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.
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
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.