With its laid-back vibe and lots of street-front shopping, Inglewood is one of those neighbourhoods that pairs perfectly with eggs, pancakes and hashbrowns. After The Fine Diner on 9th Avenue S.E. (Inglewood’s main drag) closed earlier this year, the owners of Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro in the Beltline decided that space would be ideal for a second location.
The tiny Beltline Monki is ultra-tight and it can be difficult to get a table there. The new Inglewood location is twice as big and roomy enough to be comfortably navigated by wheelchairs and strollers. The food is the same classic Monki menu: savoury hash skillets and hashbrowns, sweet pancakes and French toast, and the signature dessert-for-breakfast fondues, featuring up to three different kinds of chocolate (the Earl Grey is highly recommended).
As with the original location, Monki is all but guaranteed to have a wait on weekends, but management has made hopping in an online queue easy, either through Google, Yelp or a handful of other apps. Put yourself in line, have another cup of coffee at home, and work up an appetite for the hearty breakfast that awaits you.
4, 1420 9 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7131, monkibistro.ca