For those of you who ride along the 99 B-Line on a daily basis, Fable Diner might have caught your attention the past year. Fable Diner, is a modern diner joint occupying the former space of the recently closed Reno Diner at the corner of Main and Broadway. Operated and owned by Chef Trevor Bird (who also owns Fable Kitchen in Kitsilano), both establishments focus on a farm-to-table concept emphasizing on local and sustainable sourcing.
Patrons here can expect to enjoy some classic diner items with a modern twist. The place has been completely redesigned and refurbished with a mixture of comfortable booths, dining tables, and counter seats. Likewise their sister restaurant, Fable Kitchen, the menu will change according to what’s locally available. I came here with Bob on a Friday for some brunch.
Our hostess was very accommodating and friendly! She went out of her way to clear a booth since I had requested (at the last minute) to switch tables. Sitting by the window was so much more enjoyable and natural lighting allowed me to take great photos 🙂
Coffee ($2.75)Started off the morning with some solid coffee. I believe they give you free refills, but one cup was good enough for me.
Roast Duck Pancake ($14)+ Egg(+1.5) : kimchi, green onion, kewpie. Bob was craving something savoury so she opted for the duck pancake. She thoroughly enjoyed her pancake.The kewpie sauce is essentially spicy mayo and it basically replaces maple syrup you normally find in pancakes. This unassuming pairing surprisingly complemented each other well. As chef Trevor Bird puts it..’Peking duck meets the North American diner’.
West Coast Toast($10)+Egg ($1.50) Avocado, smoked salmon, fresh horseradish, and salad. Not your average avocado toast. Fable Diner’s take on avocado toast boasts a generous layer of smooth avocado spread topped with fresh greens and smoked salmon. The bread was soft but sturdy and the ingredients incorporated were really fresh. Can’t go wrong with adding an egg with your toast for some extra protein either!
Towards the end of our meal, we decided to download the Glance Pay Mobile app advertised on the table. It’s an app that allows you to pay for your bill via mobile so you don’t have to wait for your waiter/waitress to bring the card machine over. Since it was our first transaction, $5 was automatically deducted from our individual bills!
Seriously good food, you won’t go wrong with anything you order here 🙂 Their milkshakes are a must order as well!
151 East Broadway