|napkin drawings adorn the tables at BF: |
a true testament to the love
of the joint, methinks :)
Location and such: Blue Fox is located on Fort and Vancouver St.(ish), and many more times than I care to say, I have waited in line for said restaurant. On the weekends you could find yourself waiting from anywhere from 10:00 minutes to an hour, depending on when you go. It is a small, hole the wall kind of place, with maybe 15 or so tables. I have gone numerous times on a variety of days, and it would seem that weekends before 9:00a.m. is the place to go without having to wait. We went this morning and the 8:00 rush had us waiting on our food longer than usual(at least there was no line). They close at 3:00 on the weekends, so the timing has to be just right. You would think I'm obsessive but I am pretty sure I am not the only one....And I take my breakfast very seriously.
|Disgruntled without morning caffeine :)|
Many people ask, "Why there? I wouldn't even think about waiting in line or get up early on my weekends just to have breakfast, what's so great about it?" For those people, you are jerks. Jerks who have not had the true experience...or have really bad taste in food. (Not funny?) And... I will not name names, but others have said that places like John's Place, Floyd's Diner, or Avalon are at least equal to, if not better than Blue Fox. Like Mr. T says, "I pity the fools".
So to those sayers of nay, here is what makes Blue Fox rock my socks off....and should rock yours off too.
The service: the service has always been amazing. Every now and again they've forgotten a water or something, but the people there are attentive and super friendly. The servers are totally team-oriented, which makes a huge difference on the efficiency of the joint, especially in a place that busy. And also...they are just super down to earth people. They talk to you like you're friends, and get this...they actually care about good customer service. You'd think this would standard in restaurants, but more than anything, service in Victoria is really weird out here: like some odd entitlement to gratuity just for showing up to work. (I will post an entry about how I almost got shooed out of restaurant for not tipping - the service was brutal, but she seemed to think she was entitled to auto-grat by charging twice on certain items.)
The Menu: (I may have to post a two-parter on this one, because they serve LUNCH too!!) They serve everything from fruit plates to Huevos Rancheros; from chorizo and eggs to cinamon buns. <-- which are pretty amazing, and probably smart to share...because eating the rest of your meal is impossible if you have one by yourself. There are 2...or one massive one cut in half. It's pretty heavenly.
|Benny served on bagel :)|
|The fix'ens. Steamed soy...drool.|
|The piece de resistance. BOOM!|
Price Point and Serving Size: the average breakfast comes for a price of around $11.00. Their servings sizes are manageable, but not too much. I think they may have cut their portions a touch, or I just can pack it away more. For the sake of my fragile self-worth (due to final exams) I will say serving size is a little less. But the worth is definitely there. The food is quality, presentation is awesome, and the consistency is well worth it.
So that is my rant about Blue Fox, or one of. I love it, it loves me.