Little Mountain Cafe (Parksville)
|part of the Little Mountain cafe menu|
Upon speaking with the daughter of the owner she informed me her mother took over the cafe 3 years ago. Located at 1000 Bellevue Rd, it is tucked between a pet store and a doggy day care. Nonetheless, you should never judge a book by it's cover. A tantalizing surprise awaits.
If you are a fan of Ukrainian foods (perogies, cabbage rolls, etc) this place might just be your dream come true. There aren't many places that can combine the deliciousness of Ukrainian food and breakfast into one splendid plate. But they do it and BY GOLLY they do it well! The menu is a sufficient size with plenty of traditional Ukrainian choices but also basic breakfasts for the non-Ukrainian palates. The menu also stated that everything is local and house made including the bread, perogies and hollandaise sauce. Local and house made are two words I fully approve of when it comes to restaurant dining.
The interior of the cafe did not match the exterior, it was warm and inviting. Our waitress was friendly and efficient - keeping our coffee cups filled and checking on us at the appropriate timeframes. Perfect indeed. Little Mountain Cafe also serves Karma Coffee a well known and popular Vancouver Island brewed cuppa joe.
We quickly decided on the Popeye Eggs Benny and the Ukrainian Breakfast. Upon googling information and the menu - Vancouver Island Beyond Victoria posted a review about their experience at this restaurant and after reading it I just had to try the benny!
The house made hollandaise sauce was awesome, light and slightly lemony with just the perfect amount on top of the soft poached Farmer Ben's locally produced eggs. Along with that came some perfectly seasoned hashbrowns. The Popeye Benny is a vegetarian benny that comes with tomato and spinach. Light, savoury and gratifying.
|The delicious Popeye Eggs Benny|
My partner ordered the Ukrainian breakfast which comes with 2 eggs cooked your choice, a couple Ukrainian sausage, 3 house made perogies, hash browns and toast. Important to note the bread is homemade. This makes an already palatable breakfast into a scrumptious one (who doesn't like fresh homemade bread?) The perogies were unreal. Soft and enjoyable, you could tell these were homemade.
|The Ukrainian Breakfast in all it's glory|
Little Mountain Cafe is located at 1000 Bellevue Rd in Parksville.