We haven’t gone out for brunch in ages but after a rainy hike, we decided to check out Douce Diner. They’re located a stone throw’s away from Afra Bakery.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 1:30pm) and had to wait about 30 minutes for a table to open up. Service was friendly and our waitress was very accommodating.
The inside is cute with a modern diner vibe but they also have 4-5 tables outside (that’s sheltered from the elements).
Menu is split into breaky, greens & bowls, sammy’s & toast and desserts. The hand spun milk shakes ($7.50) were a very popular thing to order here.
They brought out ketchup and their hot sauce (very mild) to the table.
Country ham eggs benny ($17.75)
House buttermilk biscuit, poached egg, hollandaise sauce and hash browns. Hash brown were nicely seasoned. Eggs benny was well executed; runny yolk, liked how the ham was thinly sliced, hollandaise wasn’t too rich and the biscuit brought everything together.
2x Double Douce burger ($18.00)
Beef patties, subbed the vintage cheddar for smoked vegan cheez, house zucchini & red onion pickles and shredded iceberg. Both added a gluten free bun ($1.25 extra).
N opted for the organic greens while B went with the shoestring fries. Bun was nicely toasted. It wasn’t the juiciest burger but portion was solid (double smashed patty) and the pickled vegetables were a pleasant touch.
DD was an enjoyable outing.
1490 Pemberton Avenue
North Vancouver, BC