We left our secret location knowing that it would be a conflicted brunch. We were happy and excited to see a large group of Victoria friends reuniting but sad that our reunion was to say goodbye to Mandy who is moving back to the motherland of Victoria.
The decision was made to meet at The Wallflower Modern Diner on Main Street. We had done a glowing, though short review before and I was looking forward to writing a bit more this time.
Mandy, Dave and I were the first to arrive. Even though it was already quite busy, the friendly waitress quickly cleared and moved together a few tables for our large group. Soon Melanie and Jeffrey arrived followed closely by proud parents Gabe and Amanda with the newest Wiebe, Baby Elizabeth.
With Elizabeth suitably occupied on the Pac-Man table we commenced looking at the menus interspersed with chattering. Gabe ordered the gluten-free Crystal Benny ($12 + 1), while Amanda opted for the gluten-full version ($12).
Melanie chose the Breakfast Poutine ($10), which sounded so good it heavily influenced my choice, and Jeffrey decided upon the Meatloaf Benny ($12).
Mandy picked the very delicious sounding Peach Waffles ($9).
Dave had an avacado, chirzo and tomato omelette ($8), while I copied Melanie and had the Breakfast Poutine but with Hollandaise sauce in the place of gravy ($10).
Everyone seemed to love, covet and enjoy their food. Gabe enjoyed his Benny once Elizabeth fell asleep. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food was delicious but the best part was getting to catch up with old friends. I'm sad that Mandy is moving away. Hopefully we'll be able to catch up in Victoria, maybe for brunch.