Thursday, December 17, 2015

Off the Tracks Espresso Bar and Bistro: HASHBROWNS!

Recently, on the strong recommendation from a co-worker, a few of us ventured to Granville Island for lunch on Granville Island at Off the Tracks, formerly known as Agro Cafe.

Off the Tracks Espresso Bar and Bistro is tucked away on Granville Island's cozy, car-free, nook Railspur Alley.
On the exterior, there is a nice little patio. On the inside, it is a big bright open space with a few small tables and counter seating and a large communal table in the middle. 
There is no table service, instead- the menu is written up on large chalkboards behind the counter. You make your order at the counter, pay, and your name will be called when your food is ready.

Approximately 10 minutes later after an engaging bit of banter about potential plot points in the upcoming Star Wars movie, our name was called and our food was ready at the counter, waiting for us to pick it up and bring it back to the table. 

I ordered from the All Day Breakfast Menu, the Granville Island Special ($9.99) 2 organic eggs, garlic Kale hash, Vegan Multigrain toast. CHOICE OF Flame grilled meat or Thyme Tomato

I opted for my eggs sunny side (pan cooked options only) and the thyme tomato.
This was a solid breakfast/brunch but for me the standout was the HASHBROWNS!
The garlic kale hash was amazing. Crispy, garlic fried bits of kale intermingled with perfect little cubes of fried potatoes. Definitely adding it to my roster of top breakfast potatoes in Vancouver (with Yolk’s and a few others).

I also appreciated that the hot sauce option available for smearing and dipping was Sambal Oelek (chili garlic) paste!

Off The Tracks Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato