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Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe

I’ve been trying to go to Sophie’s for months – this place is always packed.  In the Kitsalano neighbourhood, this is not just a breakfast place, it’s THE breakfast place.

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The decor inside is very unique – vintage toys, posters and toys adorn the walls. The atmosphere is laid back and homey.

Like I mentioned before, this place is famous for their breakfast, brunch and desserts.

We ordered the eggs rancheros ($11.99).

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This is definitely not your standard rancheros eggs, but rather a hybrid of mexican and western flavours. The plate comes with salsa, tortilla chips, sour cream, black beans, your choice of toast and two eggs sunny side up. It’s a big plate.

We also ordered the steak and eggs ($16.99)

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The AAA 6oz sirloin steak comes with hash browns, two eggs and toast.  This choice is a bit pricey, but worth it for those with big appetites.

No visit to Sophie’s is complete without trying some of their famous homemade pies. ($6.99).

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We tried the key lime pie. I found the presentation lacking – and the pie was a tad runny.  I should’ve tried the apple instead.  I also found the key lime not tart enough and too sweet. I have to admit I was disappointed.

Overall? I found Sophie’s a tad pricey for what you got. There are tons of good breakfast places in Vancouver, some of them much more affordable. The service was ok, but not great. We had to ask for coffee and water refills several times before we got them. Our waitress was very friendly, just not very efficient. It’s worth going to Sophie’s for the ambience and the decor.

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