Morrison’s Restaurant (Kingston) – My weekly mistake
After a long shift, sometimes I take out the junior who was working with me out for breakfast. Our usual destination: Morrison’s Restaurant. I am not entirely sure why.
This is the Morrison’s Super Breakfast Pancake (pancake, french toast and two eggs with either bacon/ham/sausages) for $7.95. Pretty plain breakfast food. The bacon is crispy, the yolks are nice and runny, but the pancakes are a bit on the doughy side. I really enjoy that the food is served within 5 minutes of being ordered so it is literally still steaming when you get it. Take that Cora’s!
This is the same thing but with ham and easy over eggs. Again, nothing special here. The price is a bit steep compared to some of the other breakfast places I’ve been to recently. One big gripe: they use margarine. Margarine!!!
This is the Western Omelette with Cheese for $7.95. Underseasoned, bland, and all-together sloppy. The potatoes are pretty bland too. The cheese they use is Velveeta (or Velveeta-like). When did fake cheese become equivalent to real cheese? Probably when people started to consider fake butter (aka margarine) equivalent to real butter.
Despite persistently mediocre food, I find myself here surprisingly often. On the weekend in particular, it is jam packed with locals. I theorize that there is something about going to a diner that is appealing to our collective unconscious. We want to go to a place where the servers are deathly old, the coffee is stale, the tables are greasy, the food is greasier, and the service is crude. I’ll be back again and again and again.
Morrison’s Restaurant, 318 King Street East, (613) 542-9483, no website.