Omy's has been around for a while, and the decor confirms it. It has an outdated diner and dive-like feel. Even a few of the seats need reupholstering. For my first visit, I dropped in a bit past 10 on a weekday, so it wasn't very crowded. One woman worked the front of the house, while I noticed another person cooking in the back.
Omy's serves breakfast and lunch all day. Omelets could have three eggs or six. A couple raved on how big a half-order of the biscuits and gravy ($6.25) was. It's to the point where there's even a QUARTER order of the B&G on the menu ($4.50). Don't see that all the time.
|Children and Seniors menu|
|"Smoothered" is a cool word|
|Three-egg Denver omelet w/hashbrowns and whole wheat toast|
This one had its ups and downs. The hashbrowns were cooked nicely -- golden brown on the outside -- but needed more seasoning. Just adding simple salt and pepper would work. Meanwhile, the omelet was OK, but again needed a bit more seasoning. Also, while I got a bunch of bell pepper, tomato, and onion, I found myself wanting more ham to balance everything out. On the plus side, the omelet was nice and fluffy, easily holding the filling inside.
To be fair, if I wanted a meat omelet extravaganza, I could always opt for "The Works" ($10 for 3-egg, $11 for 6-egg), which has bacon, ham, and sausage inside.
Despite the mixed reviews, for the amount of food I got here, it still may become one of my go-to spots in Vancouver for a filling bargain breakfast. Very good service. I'll be coming back to try this place again.
Maybe next time, I'll get a full Omy's Platter, take a photo of it, and tease my friends with its sheer size. I'll then proceed that much closer to an early death. Mmm...bacon and country gravy. 6/10