Deacon's Corner


in Gastown & Chinatown

This lively, no-nonsense diner lures hungry locals to an otherwise grubby city corner. They come for the hulking, hangover-busting breakfasts (biscuit with eggs, chicken and gravy is recommended if you need your weekly calorific intake in a single meal), while lunches include good-value grilled sandwiches and bulging quesadillas. Consider the $12.95 burger and beer afternoon special (from 3pm).

Avoid the peak weekend-breakfast period; the place can be packed and finding a seat (even at the counter) can be hard. Weekdays you'll have your pick of the perches. This is the ideal spot to fill your belly and then walk it off with a wander around the historic neighborhood.