Where did I eat?
The Wooden Spoon at 15171 Russell Avenue in White Rock.
What do they specialize in?
Brunch and casual North American style dishes.
What was the vibe?
Hipster, busy, cute.
What did I eat?
Half-Size French Press
- They use Salt Spring Island coffee here which had a moderate strength and flavour to it.
- The half-size portion is still big enough for two people to have one full cup each.
- I love the adorable mason jar creamers that are served with the coffee.
Short Rib Benny – slow braised beef short rib with house made kahlua juice, two poached eggs, pickled onions, horseradish aioli, swiss cheese, on buttermilk biscuits covered in hollandaise served with potato fritters and chickpea kale salad
- I love that this benny was served on top of biscuits instead of the typical english muffin. The biscuits were crumbly, buttery, and pretty filling.
- The beef short ribs were super tender and the poached eggs were soft and oozy as requested.
- I really enjoyed the potato fritters. They were like house-made tater tots with a creamy mashed potato like filling inside.
The Sweet and Salty – thick cut French toast topped with maple bacon, aged cheddar, two poached eggs, hollandaise, and maple syrup
- I love seeing unique brunch items on menus and this is something I haven’t come across before.
- If you enjoy sweet and salty combinations you will really like this. The bacon and hollandaise are heavy and indulgent, but it works well with the fluffy french toast.
- There was just a slight drizzle of maple syrup to add a hint of sweetness, but the dominate flavour was definitely more savoury.
The Wooden Spoon is an adorable brunch spot in White Rock that I would definitely go back to for their unique and delicious menu items.