After three days of eating Egg McMuffins behind the wheel of a rental car, which is less glam than it sounds, we felt we deserved a proper breakfast. Knowing that this might be a thing, I had done some research before we left Winnipeg and found a cute, Instagrammable little spot, not far from our hotel.
Hometown Diner is located in the cure Riversdale neighbourhood of Saskatoon. It’s a hip(ster), modern take on a diner with a cool décor – think exposed brick, subway tile and exposed beams – and a cool crowd. The food is a fresh, modern take on breakfast/brunch classics, but they also have a burger and a couple sandwiches to satisfy the lunch crowd. (They’re only open until 4pm.) Although we didn’t sample one, I have heard great things about the donuts, which are house-made daily.
Everything on the menu looked awesome, but somehow, my travel companion and I settled on the same dish – the Greek Benny. Served on a traditional English muffin, it came stacked with spinach, heirloom tomato, feta cheese, perfectly poached eggs and, honestly, the best hollandaise I have ever had at a restaurant. Possibly anywhere.
Bennies are served with your choice of fruit, greens or hashbrowns, but, take my advice and get the hashbrowns. They are as good as the hollandaise.
The only other piece of advice I have is to make sure you watch your parking meter. Parking enforcement in that area has ZERO chill.
Hometown Diner can be found on Instagram (of course) at: @hometowndiner306