Was quite surprised there wasn't already a review of this popular long time Metchosin eatery; we went Sunday to meet friends for brunch. I was a bit leery thinking it would be tough to find parking given its the only food joint for a few clicks in any direction. No matter, although busy, finding a spot was not an issue.
I think I was expecting some rural "farm-type" cafe but couldn't have been more wrong. Its modern, very well laid out - much bigger than I expected - the food delicious (I had the breakfast burrito and fruit cup) and the portions are huge. Mrs ASE had the french toast and never have I seen more or thicker 'toast' on a plate. Like ever. Exiting out the back door is a side business they do strictly making and selling pizza, which I am told is first rate.
On a side note I have to say the latest houses in the Royal Bay development are, um, "unfortunate". My way of saying they're damn ugly. Not to mention they are built practically and literally right down to and overlooking Metchosin Road. Not sure who in their right mind would want to live in them, or especially in that location, but I digress....
The bottom line if you want to go for a bit of a drive in country on a nice Sunday morning, and get utterly stuffed with some great grub once you reach your destination, this is the place.