A few weeks ago, some friends and I were walking down Stephen Avenue on a lovely Saturday morning when we spotted Blue Vinny Diner. Two of us having gone to UVic, we immediately thought of the Blue Fox Cafe, a student favourite. “We’ll have to try this place out” we said, “it will be just like we’re back in Victoria!”
And so, a few weeks later, we did just that.
Other than sharing the word “Blue” in their names, Blue Vinny and Blue Fox have little in common. The size of Blue Vinny is quite nice, it’s very open and large and we didn’t need to wait for a table. Unlike other diners boasting a “homey” sort of feel that is often welcome but othertimes feels fake and overdone, it’s rather bare and almost deli-like.
The food was good. Nothing spectacular. I was a fan of the fact that it wasn’t phenomenally greasy or fried. It’s often difficult to get a healthy meal, particularly breakfast, and when I ahve a greasy breakfast I find it particularly difficult to get anything done after.
The service was good and we were well-taken-care of.
I’d recommend checking out Blue Vinny if you’re in the neighbourhood. It’s a nice place to stop into for breakfast or lunch if you’re shopping or hanging out downtown. I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to go, but I ahd a good experience.