New and improved
New menu, new decor, great breakfast! The renovation of the restaurant located in the Blue Horizon Hotel was well worth the wait. The new room is open, simple and modern with sleek wood and nice lighting. The menus are simple and seasonal featuring locally sourced ingredients. The cutlery, plates and glassware have been replaced. With a name change from ‘Inlets’ to ‘Abode’ it is a total transformation. Even the great people-watching patio right on Robson Street has been upgraded with new furniture and plants.
The brunch menu is simple like the new decor. Two benny’s, two omelettes, a traditional breakfast and some interesting creations (many of which I want to go back to try). They are oceanwise and the sauces and baked items are made from scratch. Prices are very reasonable.
The “French Toast” ($10) is very unique. It was topped with lemon curd and poached rhubarb (which we both love). The poaching made the rhubarb less tart and the combination of lemon curd and maple syrup was very good. The dish might have looked a bit strange but it was very tasty.
The “Abode Benny” ($11) was a mixture of spinach, leeks and red pepper fried together with avocado added on top. It was very good. My eggs were OK (still not the perfect medium that I have been searching for) and the hollandaise was creamy but not too heavy and very good. You can add Gelderman Farms smoked bacon for $2. The potatoes were red skinned and pan-fried, not deep fried (YEAH!) and were also very good.
The new room is open, simple and modern with sleek wood and nice lighting. There are many seating options including a long bench along one wall, booths (small and large), long tables and square tables. Our server, Cameron, did a great job of telling us about the new menu and checking on us throughout the meal.
The people watching patio (which is what drew us to the original Inlets in the first place) is still intact and is also improved. New, modern style chairs and wooden tables replace the plastic chairs and umbrella tables of the past. We plan to visit again soon to check out the summer brunch menu and also the dinner menu. The Abode website is not yet complete so you will have to do a walk by to check out the new menus.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries.