This small cafe in Sidney on, well you guessed it, 3rd Street, is my new little breakfast place discovery which I feel deserves an honourable mention. Just when I thought I had exhausted my breakfast place options in Victoria my friend recommended we try 3rd Street in Sidney.
We went on a Saturday morning and I was forewarned by my friend about a potential 30 minute wait for a table. Fortunately, we only had to wait about 5 minutes. I will admit I wasn’t expecting anything stellar as bacon and eggs, bennys, and pancakes have been done a thousand times before. My friend ordered the traditional breakfast ($8) and I was undecided between the crab-cake benny and the Uovo Italiano benny ($13). I went for the Uovo. The waitress asked how I would like my eggs poached, which was appreciated. They had a big selection of all-day breakfast choices of different scrambles, bennys, omelettes etc. We waited about 15 minutes for our food and our waitress made sure we were always topped up on coffee during that time. They have an open kitchen set-up which I can always appreciate as it often ensures cleanliness and organization in the kitchen. I noticed the kitchen staff often engaged in conversation with the waitstaff and customers about how they were enjoying their meal, or what ingredients were in certain dishes, which added to the casual relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant.
Anyways back to the food….
My Uovo Italiono consisted of half a baguette, pesto, grilled prosciutto ham, 2 poached eggs cooked to my liking, and of course hollandaise sauce and a side serving of potatoes. The potatoes looked half boiled half pan-fried. I tucked into those first and well I was very pleasantly surprised. They were seasoned with a lemony type dressing which made them simply delicious. My benny was great too! The bread wasn’t soggy like some bennys tend to be. The prosciutto was crisp, not chewy, and the pesto really kicked it up a notch. A traditional dish made different with a few little touches here and there. Overall very thoroughly impressed!
3rd Street is definitely worth the drive if you’re seeking out a new breakfast place. They have friendly and efficient service (despite what other reviews have said) and those good old traditional breakfast items done well. I’d love to go back to try some of their other dishes.
3rd Street Café | 2466 Beacon Ave. Sidney, B.C.