Saturday, October 06, 2007

EAT: The Templeton

This old-school diner frequented by downtown hipsters may be in the more "seedy" part of Granville Street (it's just a couple doors down from a sex shop) but it boasts of the best french fries on the planet. They are perfection incarnate: crispy on the outside and soft with potatoey goodness in the inside. Yes, it actually tastes like potato! How novel is that? They are truly the best I have ever tasted and thus makes this joint worthy of repeat visits.

I've only ordered two things from the menu whenever I've gone: the portabello mushroom burger with asiago cheese and the hakkai omelette which is filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese and comes with a side of toast and rosemary potatoes. And the toast is very good, especially if you slather on some jam, preferably raspberry. Both of these dishes are so good that I'm reluctant to try anything else, although I'm pretty certain that the rest of the offerings are just as excellent.

The Templeton
1087 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4, Canada
(604) 685-4612

::5 stars::