Jethro’s Fine Grub is a popular brunch destination in Vancouver. Their original location is out by UBC, but they recently expanded and opened another location on Fraser Street just off Kingsway. There inside of the restaurant is very basic and there’s not much for decor, but you come here for the food, not for the ambiance.
I recently came here with Dee from Gastrofork for some brunch. At the UBC location there is almost always a long wait to get in, but we were able to walk right in and get a seat. This will likely change as more people realize they have a new location.
Dee had the rooster pancakes ($11), which are buttermilk pancakes with a shot of espresso and dark chocolate chips folded into the batter.
These are the biggest pancakes I have ever seen. There are two of them and they were overflowing the dinner sized plate. The pancakes were very fluffy and had a nice chocolately flavour. These pancakes could probably feed a whole family.
I had the crab cake benedict ($12). Instead of being served on an English muffin, the eggs were served right on top of the crab cake. I liked this because you got to enjoy more of the crab cake and you didn’t have filler carbs getting in the way.
The crab cakes were nice and crispy on the outside and full of lots of flakey, buttery crab.
The eggs were poached nicely, with lots of oozy yolk goodness. The hollandaise was also very thick and creamy and they didn’t skimp on it, which I liked.
The hash browns were also good. They were simple, but tasty and had nice crisp bits.
I loved my crab cake benny and I would return to Jethro’s if the wait wasn’t crazy. They have tons of options for brunch and lunch options for those who prefer burgers and sandwiches. Compared to lots of other brunch places, I think they have good value because of the large portion sizes.
Yes, for a yummy and affordable brunch.