The Blue Fox Cafe has a sign in their Victoria restaurant that proudly declares they have the best breakfast in town. That’s a big boast, so I had to test it for myself! Happily, I can report it was likely the best breakfast I have ever had, so I totally believe it is the best breakfast in Victoria.
The restaurant itself is pretty small and quaint, and just a little outside of the downtown core on Fort Street on Antique Row. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted warmly by two servers and luckily there was a table by the window that just came open. Right after I was seated (around 10 a.m. on a Monday), a short lineup happened, and people were cued up from that point on (only waiting on average about 15 minutes before being seated). I tried to get in on Sunday, and the lineup was literally down the block… so I think weekdays are where it’s at.
The menu is extensive and I love the retro look! There are a lot of mexican and spanish options like Eggs Benedict Diablo and Breakfast Quesadilla… it made it really hard to choose!
Ultimately, I chose the Vegetable Omelette with pan fries and multigrain toast. When the mountain of food arrived at my table, I was blown away. I knew there was no way I could finish it all (and I was right, I ended up taking half to go). The omelette was hands down the freshest and creamiest I have tasted. I especially loved the fresh baby spinach leaves, roasted red peppers, mushrooms – and the cheese combo of jack, cheddar and feta made for a really interesting new taste. The pan fries were really big fried chunks of potato (the best kind of potato)!
The toast was also a revelation. Really. Actually, it was more about the fresh homemade jam – the special today was cherry and almond jam. I am obsessed with cherry jam, so I felt like they must have made it just for me.
The Blue Fox Cafe lives up to its billing… it has to be the best breakfast in town, and I highly recommend making the short walk out of downtown (and even lining up) to enjoy this local charmer. It’s a Victoria institution for a reason.