The Templeton is a fun 1950s style diner located on the busy Granville Strip. When you walk in, tt gives you a sense of nostalgia of what Vancouver would have been like in the rockin’ 50s.
Since Twisted Fork had a huge lineup, my friend and I decided to walk down the street to try Templeton as we haven’t tried it before. It was nearly noon when we arrived and as expected there was a lineup to get in; if there is no line up around brunch time to a place that serves brunch, then that’s a bad sign. We only waited for less than 10 minutes when we were finally seated at the counter.
Everything about this diner was so cute! From the checkered floor to the tableside jukeboxes…it made me feel like I should have been in a poodle skirt.
I scanned the menu and there was too many things I wanted to try. My friend decided on the blueberry banana pancakes and I was planning to order the Mangled Eggs which was real or veggie bacon, 3 eggs scrambled, Montreal brie inside a toasted croissant, with a side rosemary potatoes. But at the very last minute, I switched to the pancakes too. The waitress thought it was hilarious that I switched from a heavy savoury dish to a sweet one. But I haven’t had pancakes for ages and a blueberry banana pancake covered with real maple syrup sounded cavity-inducing delicious.
It was a plate of 3 huge pancakes filled with blueberries and pancakes. I made a poor showing of only being able to finish 2 of the 3. It wasn’t too bad for $7. On the menu, there was also a baked grapefruit that looks interesting to make in the near future.
I think the Templeton will become on of my go-to places for good hearty low key brunches. And according to the number of brunch posts I have on this blog, you can tell what’s my favourite meal of the day
1087 Granville St