Say it isn’t so. One of my favourite brunch spots, Avenue Diner, is temporarily closing its doors. If you’ve never had “The Ultimate” Fried Egg Sandwich at Avenue, well, no point in sweating it now, I suppose. There’s nothing you can do but wait for the new location to open up, at which point you must, must order and ingest the fantastic sandwich goodness.
Back to the closure: My parents and I stopped in at Avenue Diner yesterday for breakfast, not knowing it was the last day the cozy restaurant will ever operate at the 105 8 Ave. S.W. location — where it’s been since it opened its doors in 2003. Here’s the sad news that greeted us upon arrival:
A bigger kitchen is in order, said our waitress. So, they’re on the hunt for new space and are hoping to reopen in a few months. Here are the cooks whipping up some of the last breakfasts:
Till Avenue reopens, I’ll be making a point to hit some of my other fave brunch spots in town, including but not limited to The Dairy Lane, Belmont Diner, AKA winebar and Overeasy. And maybe I’ll finally get around to trying Red’s Diner on 4th St. S.W. So many possibilities, so few Sunday mornings.
Goodbye for now, Avenue Diner. Can’t wait to check out your new digs.