Ruby

Diner in Victoria

The Hotel Zed's upmarket diner lures locals (arrive off-peak to avoid the crush) with its breakfast tacos and eggs Benedict platters (recommended: the 'Mexi benny') but this is unashamedly a chicken place (check the mural) with succulent rotisserie chicken stuffed into tacos, smeared over waffles or buried in a hash.

The seating spills into Hotel Zed's zany lobby where you can occupy your wait by thumbing through the vinyl collection.