Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, so we like to start days off right here on Vancouver Island with a hearty and delicious breakfast. We obviously haven't tried EVERYWHERE on Vancouver Island yet (getting close!) but a recent experience was worth blogging about and that place is Lefty's. Lefty's has two locations, one in Parksville (101-280 Island Highway, by Thrifty Foods) and in Qualicum (710 Memorial Ave). Lefty's was originally going to be called The Crossroads Restaurant. Upon speaking to an accountant regarding their restaurant they realized their accountant was also a Lefty! Many other lefty's appeared on their journey to open their restaurant. It was then decided. Lefty's opened in 1996.
We arrived at Lefty's after spending the morning on Parksville beach which was gorgeous blanketed in fog. We ordered the sirloin and eggs (over-easy of course!) with gluten-free bread (they also offer gluten free pizza crusts too!) and the Huevos Burritos, which are two lightly scrambled eggs with chopped onions, peppers, tomatoes and cheddar cheese in two flour tortillas topped with fresh salsa and sour cream. The service was excellent, prompt and super friendly (which seems hard to find these days). Oh and the food, the food was PERFECT! The steak came perfectly pinked with some perfect over-easy eggs and the gluten-free bread was delicious. Perfect portions (even a little take-home!) and great prices. Next time you're in the Parksville/Qualicum area give it a try!
If you have a favourite breakfast spot, please share :)