Our sleepy village of Steveston was still mostly closed up at 7:15am but the lights were shining brightly at the Steveston Hotel so in we went.
As picturesque as our village may be (see yesterday's post), the Steveston Hotel is not exactly the jewel in the crown. I don't think anyone actually stays there..... ever ..... although there once was a raffle in town that offered a nights stay as the prize, in the Honeymoon Suite, no less, but I truly think that might have been a joke.
On the southside is "the Steveston Cafe". While the menu had been updated since I was last there years ago, the decor has not. It has faded, mismatched wall paper and a high shelf with an old collection of plates.....it's dated but clean and bright and friendly.
And full of regulars.
I love that.
In the 45 minutes David and I were there this morning about a dozen men came in for breakfast and every one was greeted by name by the one waitress (just back from Vegas where she won $1000 on her last pull of the slots!)....there were fishermen off the boats, a couple RCMP officers whose car we see there everyday and a couple of retirees.
I was the only female other than the waitress.
As I was paying my bill at the counter the waitress stuck her head in the kitchen and said "Here comes Mike" and the chef said "Ok, eggs are coming up". Nice!
So it might not look like much from the outside but for many folks it's a "home away from home".
And the breakfast was great.
One more reason I love Village living!