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Mama Roma just posted about the Argo Cafe and I went on the weekend to check it out.

Near the corner of Ontario and 3rd, you will find a place to pick up day labourers and the Argo Cafe. I could never go to the Argo cafe because their hours were always 7-4 Monday to Friday. However, a reader just sent me an email telling me that the Argo Cafe is now open for brunch on Saturday, so I was stoked to try it out.

The menu consists of brunch items only and all items are 10 dollars plus GST. We ordered the bangers and hash ($10), and the steak with two poached eggs ($10) and a side of fries with gravy ($2.50).

Before our main course came we got a baked grapefruit and a blueberry scone. I usually find grapefruit very bitter for my liking but in this case it was baked which carmelizes the sugars and takes away the bitterness of the grapefruit. It was a fantastic starter.

The bangers and hash was served with a chipolte hollaindaise sauce. The sauce was a little too rich and we all had problems finishing it, even though we all took turns having the plate in front of us.

The plate of steak and eggs was great. The cut of beef was not as cheap as I thought it would be and they cooked it perfectly medium as requested, the gravy was tasty and having some eggs and potatoes on the side made it a great first meal.

The fries are gravy are super tasty. The thin fries go down nice like McDonald's fries and the gravy is some sort of mushroom /beef gravy, that was a little salty but still tasty.

For 10 dollars the price was a little higher than I expected but the meal was still a good deal. I want to stop in on the weekday and get a 5 dollar burger.

Argo Cafe
1836 Ontario Street
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604.876.3620

Anyone know the going rate for those day labourers? I could use someone to build some Ikea furniture, damn Allen keys and stripped screws.

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johta said... @ May 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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johta said... @ May 26, 2009 at 3:56 PM

What are the Saturday hours?

J-Free said... @ May 26, 2009 at 5:33 PM

ikea furniture is awesome, i jump at the chance to build that stuff for my friends, it's too bad i'm overseas right now

Anonymous said... @ May 27, 2009 at 12:38 AM

I forgot the hours, prob best to call. I remember it didnt open til after 10 and I think it went as late as 4.

Jessica604 said... @ June 2, 2009 at 7:23 PM

re: day labourers - there were these little wooden-fenced patches of dirt on our drive to Laguna Beach last October, I pointed them out to my boyfriend, then proceeded to hear a moment of silence in the car as we read the signs "day labourers". Mind you, it was probably 35ÂșC that day, and there was no cover / shade for them. File that under "things you don't see everyday".

I'll have to check out Argo cafe, 7am for breakfast sounds fine to me!

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