Way back when, I was skeptical of the Holy Grill. It seemed like an odd name for a breakfast place, especially one that wasn’t open on Sunday. Luckily I was able to get over my initial trepidation and now happily count the Holy Grill amongst my regular eatery rotation. Serving — what is in my humble opinion — the best bang-for-your-buck breakfast sandwich in town (the deliciously colourful Bacon Avocado Crisp, $6.75) along with a damn fine Eggs Benny ($10.50), hearing the always friendly staff call “Aaaaaaand Cooooody” has become a Saturday tradition. For the uninitiated, the ordering system is a little different as diners order at the counter and grab their own drinks before grabbing a seat. I’m assuming the lack of a traditional wait staff helps keep prices a couple dollars below some of the more luxurious breakfast joints that have been popping up all over town. Anyways, if you’re looking for a very good breakfast/lunch (they also serve burgers and panini’s: read Kelsey’s post below), then check it out. Just not on Sundays.
I’m weird about eggs. Deviled, I’l eat the whole plate. Scrambled, every once in awhile is okay. Sunnyside-Up, I eat the whole yolk in one go. On a sandwich however? Ew. So when Cody suggested Holy Grill for brunch the other day I turned up my nose at his Bacon Avocado Crisp (only because of the egg, definitely not because of the bacon and avocado) and opted instead for the Italian Panini. Stuffed with Italian meats (the Genoa hits the taste buds first, hello beautiful!), sundried tomato, provolone and fresh tomato the Panini was both filling and damn tasty. Plus for only eight bucks — $10 with my very refreshing San Pellegrino Aranciata — I feel I fully got a little Italian bang for my buck. The Holy Grill was packed and had a very cozy atmosphere on a chilly November day. A gracious couple offered to share a table with us and the very friendly staff called our order hot off the grill. I will definitely go back. Think next time I’ll try the Bacon Avocado Crisp; sans egg of course.
827 10th Ave. SW