red wagon cafe

The Red Wagon Cafe is a restaurant (diner?) known for its brunch, located near the intersection of Hastings and Nanaimo. Conveniently close to Platform 7, if you’re in the mood for brunch and then a relaxing cup of coffee.

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Apparently this place was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives? Guy Fieri was here? I feel honoured to eat at the same place as him (but not really). It is definitely a diner though, so it fits the show, unlike some of the more recent episodes, which featured some questionably high-end establishments… but I digress.

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I opted for the chilaquiles (eggs, tortilla chips, salsa, onions, feta) because my sweet tooth wasn’t yet active, though I was urged to try their pulled pork pancakes. Let’s be real here, what dish is not enhanced by the addition of a fried egg? Plain rice, cheeseburgers, nachos, and so on. The chilaquiles is simply this concept distilled into a breakfast dish. I quite liked it. The runny egg yolk was good on crunchy tortilla chips and the creamy, tart feta and red onions helped to balance the flavours. It was a good dish, but I look forward to trying the pulled pork pancakes next time, as I’m sure that’s what Guy had, knowing how DDD works.

Red Wagon Cafe
2296 East Hastings St
Vancouver, BC
The Red Wagon on Urbanspoon