Located on a pretty serious foodie corner at W Broadway and Larch, Benny's Bagels is nice little neighborhood brunch/lunch kinda spot. Next door is Modern Burger and next to them is Dan. Both are some serious destination spots of food connoisseurs, but Benny's holds its own when it comes to a decent brunch or lunch time meal.
Though it was a mid February day in Vancouver, the sun was out and the patio was the choice spot for our lunch. We watched people filing in and out of Modern Burger next door but Benny's had its share of patrons. Probably under staffed on that particular day the service was a bit slow but friendly none-the-less.
We ordered the Soup of the Day which was a Indian Lentil soup. Quite tasty and flavorful. For a dollar more ($5 or so) you can get the soup & salad set so we got the Caesar Salad. The salad was nothing special, but I've learned to accept to not expect too much of a caesar salad unless you go somewhere like Hy's steakhouse (bonkers!). When in Rome or at a bagel joint, order a bagel dish. Just closed my eyes and pointed to something on the menu, we ended up with the Tuna Melt which was $7. The open faced sandwich came with chopped up pickled under the melted cheese.
The food was alright, nothing to rave about but the atmosphere was nice. Felt like you were at a neighborhood establishment where the locals came for easy food and a relaxing hangout spot.
2505 W Broadway
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