Five Corner's Cafe
1173 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC, V4B 3Y7
Upon entering Five Corners Café you are instantly transported back to the 1950s.
|Cuisine Type |||Diner|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast|
|Amenities |||Parking, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Neighbourhood |||White Rock|
|Getting There |||Bus 351|
|Cross Street |||Beach View Ave.|
Profile Last Updated: May 30, 2008
From the wood-panelled walls to the old “Squirt” soda clock to the hanging globe light fixtures — no detail has been updated. The walls are adorned with Beatles posters and album covers and there are dozens of black-and-white eight-by-ten photos of famous people from decades ago. Have they all dined at Five Corners? Some of them have! You can grab a seat on a low, round stool at the curved bar, cozy up at one of the roomy booths or plunk down at one of the tables in the middle of the action. The fact that the café takes cash may be inconvenient, but the sound of the old cashier cha-chinging is rather charming.
Five Corners is best known for serving up great breakfasts all day along. The feature is the full Irish breakfast, which includes authentic accompaniments like black and white soda bread, potato cakes, rasher bacon, pork sausages and pudding. For the less hungry, there’s a variety of egg dishes, French toast and pancakes. If you’re an omelette lover, you’ll have a hard time deciding between the numerous options, which include creations featuring chili and cheese with sour cream and salsa. The hashes are also a standout menu item with options like “Huevos 5 Corners,” which includes jalapenos, green onions and salsa, and the “Farmers Hash,” which is a filling option bursting with veggies and sausage. If you’re in the mood for lunch, there are lots of choices of burgers (beef, veggie, chicken and cod), more than a dozen kinds of sandwiches as well as chili, Salisbury steaks and fish ’n’ chips.
Locals Love It!
The small room is often crowded so you should expect to wait for a seat on the weekends. However, no one is ever rushed out. In fact, patrons are encouraged to relax and stay a while. There are piles of newspapers, a full rack of magazines and plenty of coffee refills! Five Corners is a hangout for locals of all ages: From students meeting up for a late breakfast and study session to elderly ladies enjoying their daily cuppa to workers sitting down to fuel up for the afternoon. If you’re a first-timer be prepared to be asked your name, where you’re from and how you like your eggs!