There are many reasons to visit Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Crafty gift shops, one-of-a-kind retailers, and, my favourite, breakfast diners. Here are three of my favourite places to enjoy home cooking and local flavour.
O’Neills Home Cooking
33771 Gosling Way
Found just off the beaten path this breakfast and lunch take-out joint is best-known for the O’Neill Classic--a homemade (every morning) sweet potato bun topped with egg, cheese, ham, mayo, and honey mustard. Owner Vernon O’Neill promises if you eat there once, you’ll bring a friend next time. What more could you want?
33758 Essendene Avenue
Located in the heart of downtown, Mitch Miller’s offers a huge breakfast menu including a wide selection of omelettes, pancakes, and sizzlers. With gluten-free and vegetarian options as well as classic breakfast choices, there’s something for everyone at Mitch Miller’s.
Ann Marie’s Cafe
33771 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford’s only 50s-style diner serves classic eggs benedict, omelets, and skillets. Pull up a stool and escape the daily grind in this friendly neighbourhood eatery. Read any review and you’ll learn about the great service, customer loyalty, and the must-try dishes. Come in person and take the first step in becoming a regular.
I can never get enough breakfast so if there are any great restaurants missing from this list please let me know! I’ll make sure to check them out.
Robyn Roste lives and works in Abbotsford. She loves telling stories and learning more about her city.