Emma's in Eastern Passage
Recently discovered Emma's in Eastern Passage after a friend told me I should check it out.
A great spot for breakfast/lunch/weekend brunch if you're out that way or looking for a bit of a sunday drive.
Bright, open dining area with maybe 10 or 12 tables. Friendly wait staff who seem pleased to talk about the menu and the restaurant.
I ordered the fish cakes (the staff were all wearing shirts that said "eat fish cakes" so I figured I should listen). They were great. Choice of salt cod or haddock - I went with salt cod. Nice crisp outer crust but not too soft or mushy on the inside. Came with a small portion of homemade baked beans which were quite tangy and a green tomato chow (which included celery - something new to me but added a really nice flavour). Although the beans and chow were small portions (served in one of those stainless steel dishes that ketchup sometimes is served in) it also came with toast, potatoes and eggs and was incredibly filling. They were extremely generous with coffee refills. My SO ordered a club sandwich on multigrain, which was substantial and a good version of a restaurant standard.
My only complaint is that they were playing commercial radio - which I find annoying in a restaurant, but I guess that was a pretty minor issue.
Here's a link to the website - http://www.emmaseatery.ca/ - anyone else visited yet?
I haven't been, but I will definitely go the next time I visit my friends who just happen to live right down the road! My pals haven't been yet either, but their neighbours have, and love it.
The "newfie steak" meat option that comes with some of the breakfasts is hilarious - had to look that one up. (Apparently it's fried bologna slices, for those not in the loop!)