A Trip Down Memory Lane

Walk into Benny’s Breakfast Bar and it feels like you are walking into a 1950’s diner. A bright, airy spot, the restaurant boasts candy apple red booths and chair covers, walls adorned with relics and heirlooms, 50’s music playing on the juke box, and a fun call buzzer on your table for when you need service. Owner, recipe developer and saucier, Kevin Young, opened the breakfast bar to recreate a favourite childhood memory that involved going to the drive-in for a frosted mug root beer and burger. This memory was an experience he wanted to share with others and the inspiration behind the eatery. With several items to choose from, the bennies really stand out. Creations like the mac‘n’cheese served on cheesy macaroni, the avocado toast served up on rye toast (we had and loved) and the perogy benny served on, you guessed it, a pile of perogies have kept us coming back for more. If bennies aren’t your thing, try the Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley fully loaded breakfast, or avoid breakfast and order lunch. Simply pull up a stool at the breakfast bar, enjoy a burger and old-fashioned milk shake or cold root beer just like Kevin used to do. Word to the wise: Benny’s closes at 3 p.m. daily.