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Aug 19, 2009 08:48 AM

Cheap breakfast special in Vancouver.

If you are looking for a cheap and tasty breakfast in Vancouver, please check out my latest find: The most important cheap meal of the day – Bon’s off Broadway breakfast special.

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  1. I just looked at your website for the first time. It looks great!

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    1. re: selena03

      Hey Selena,
      Thanks for your comments:) I'm glad you like it.

    2. While Bon's is cheap, it is pretty horrid IMO.

      For a couple extra dollars, try Docker's on Powell.

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      1. re: Cancuk

        Thanks Cancuk,
        I'll check out Docker's soon. Can't wait to see what I can get under $5 at Docker's:)

        1. re: CheapAppetite

          +1 for Dockers. Every day at Dockers they have a special for under $5 -- last time we went it was the bacon and eggs.

          1. re: grayelf

            Thanks Greyelf. That sounds like a good deal! I would normally go for a special. Better value for the money:)

            1. re: CheapAppetite

              Dockers also does a good souvlaki in a hoagie bun. The owners are Greek iirc. I usually go to the location on Fraser St.

              1. re: fmed

                Souvlaki sounds good too. Thanks fmed.

                1. re: CheapAppetite

                  We went in June and chatted with the owner, a most energetic woman who took over about four (?) years ago. I didn't pick up on the Greek connection but had wondered about the "other" Dockers and didn't think to ask...

                2. re: fmed

                  They have nothing to do with the one on Fraser St. Totally different menu!!

                  1. re: Annamika

                    Thanks for that clarification.

          2. re: Cancuk

            Agreed. Dockers on Powell is great. The grumpy lady is not there anymore so the service is friendly now that the ladies are not at each others throats anymore. I love the chilli omellette at Dockers on Powell.

            1. re: Annamika

              It's a moot point now. Dockers Diner (Powell) has closed. Dockers Family Restaurant (Fraser) still open. The two were never affiliated in any way.

              BTW, Dockers on Powell, from my 3 times there (2 brekkies, 1 wknd brunch) was expensive and rather meh.

              Want a great, cheap brekkie ? Go to Nice Cafe on E. 8th (across from Goh Ballet and Eight-1/2 Restaurant Lounge).

              1. re: LotusRapper

                Nice Cafe is also my pick for a cheap and cheerful brekkie.
                Very fresh eggs (free range avail for modest charge), and my fave hash browns in town - shredded, crispy and seasoned (with bits of green onion).

                1. re: kinnickinnik

                  Victoria Restaurant (Victoria/49th, beside RBC) has shredded hash. I always ask for extra crispy just in case. I like their corned beef & hash with 2 poached eggs which has green onion, but the corned beef is of the sliced deli variety. But I take what I can get :-)




                2. re: LotusRapper

                  No, Dockers has not closed. They have limited the days they are open that is all. They are open Wed. - Sat. only now. That started 1 May 2013.

                  1. re: Annamika

                    Ha, I guess I happened to drive by on their closed days, when they looked like they were closed for good.

                    1. re: Annamika

                      I have good authority from a friend who lives near PNE who confirmed Dockers is closed for good.

              2. It's been years since I've gone to Bons and personally I do enjoy going there for the experience such as people watching. It's not gourmet treats but never the less good for it's value. It is what it is.

                Jane's on Hastings (Bby Heights area) has a $2.95 special as well. I find it less greasy but pretty good for it's value. Again it's just a family diner joint.

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                1. re: gourmet wife

                  I haven't met anyone in Vancouver that hasn't been to Bon's at one time or another. We used to go all the time when he had Bon's ON Braodway. Now my son goes...I have less patience & won't wait in line for a cheap breakfast! There's a cafe right across from Save On Foods on Cambie - "Cambie Cafe"? Anyway, they have a $2.95 brekky too. The place is dingy & dirty, but the couple that run it are fine. Looks like husband cooks, wife is waitress. They have home fries which is not bad.

                  1. re: ck1234

                    @gourmet wife. I agree with you about people watching. And it's a good value for the money. We have to realize that it's a $2.95 breakfast. I'll have to try Jane's soon. Do they serve breakfast all day?

                    @ck1234 Thanks CK. Another $2.95 Breakfast? Cool:))) I don't care if the place is dingy & dirty. They all added up to fun, down to earth and affordable experiences.

                    1. re: CheapAppetite

                      In that case you might want to check out Yummy Sushi on Pine just north of Fourth. They serve a brekky for less than $4 (yeah, I know it's a sushi place..). Not bad for the money but deffo a hole in the wall.

                      1. re: grayelf

                        Is it a japanese style breakfast? That would be really interesting.:)

                        1. re: CheapAppetite

                          Decidedly not, I should have been clearer. This is your typical meat'n'eggs...

                          1. re: grayelf

                            ahhh. I was trying to imagine what Japanese style breakfast would be. No clue here:) lol. But $4 still affordable. I'll put it on my list.

                            1. re: CheapAppetite

                              I just drove by Yummy and it's actually $2.99. Not the best breakfast you're ever going to have but it won't break the bank.

                              1. re: grayelf

                                Thanks grayelf. So many breakfast under $3. I'm happy.

                              2. re: CheapAppetite

                                Hey CA, I just saw a reference online to Tenhachi offering Japanese style breakfast. I'm going for dinner tonight so will try to find out more, especially if they are still offering it, as comment I read was from last year...

                  2. does anything get cheaper than IKEA breakfast?

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                    1. re: yuyu

                      I think they are probably the cheapest. $1 for breakfast special. I just post a story about it on my blog last night.:)

                      1. re: CheapAppetite

                        No idea if it's any good but the Regal Beagle Pub on Broadway is offering a $3.99 "brunch" on weekends and holidays, celebrating their new decor and menu, neither of which I have experienced.

                        1. re: grayelf

                          I just jotted it down on my notebook. thanks greyelf.

                    2. We used to go to Bons alot, butt grew tired of the cheap quality. We went back recently, and enjoyed the scene, and the breaky was good for $2.95. I find that if I get my own refils of coffee it takes care of any service issues, and the staff smile at you. A bit like cosmos in MTL.

                      It is just not the place we can go to too often.

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                      1. re: jahvay

                        I refilled my own coffee too! It's just easier that way. I saw that their waiters and waitresses work so hard. There are not enough of them. But that's how they can keep the cost down, I guess. Anyway, I think it's kinda fun to go watch people there. Food is, like you said, good for $2.95.

                        1. re: CheapAppetite

                          Driving down Cambie yesterday (hard to believe we can actually do that again!) I noticed an all day breaky at Cambie's Restaurant (7th and Cambie) for $3.50...

                          1. re: grayelf

                            That's a great find, Greyelf. Do you know the name of the restaurant?

                            1. re: CheapAppetite

                              It is unoriginally called Cambie's Restaurant :-). I tried to find the address/phone but that is impossible to search on in Google (too many returns) and Places comes up literally blank. Maybe swing by and take a peek when you're in that neighbourhood -- you won't miss it on the west side of the street.

                              1. re: grayelf

                                Thanks Grayelf. I just added Cambie's restaurants to my breakfast list:) lol. Silly me.

                                1. re: grayelf

                                  Isn't that Cambie Cafe I spoke of up a couple posts? It was $2.95 when I last went, they must have raised the price!

                                  1. re: ck1234

                                    Oops, I think you are right ck. They must have raised the prices!