I’ve heard a lot about Markham Station and their breakfast specials but have never had the chance to go until now. It’s actually quite funny because even my own mom has dined here for breakfast and knows about their breakfast specials. Coincidentally, it’s also just 2 minutes away from where my grandmother lives. I didn’t know that it was in the same plaza as the one around her neighbourhood. It just goes to show that sometimes things can be right under your nose and you might not even realize it. 😀
Angel, her brother, her fiance, and I came here for breakfast on an early Sunday morning. It was a beautiful autumn morning — I’ve been loving the fall weather we’ve been having. It was just after 10 a.m. on a Sunday and there were already so many people in the restaurant having breakfast!
Markham Station serves food 24 hours long — I actually didn’t know this! Their breakfast combos are so affordable; $5.99 and you already get the works like toast, eggs, sausage. I ordered the Breakfast Special, the $5.99 one, to try it out since it seems to be their classic.
We didn’t have to wait too long for the food to arrive. The other guys ordered either the Breakfast Special or the Super Breakfast. Yum! I love western breakfast food. ^_^
The Breakfast Special contains a choice of 3 eggs with bacon or ham or sausage; home fries or rice or roast potatoes, and toast. Their breakfast specials are on from 6 to 11 a.m. every day. I chose scrambled eggs with sausage and roast potatoes with brown toast. The female server seemed quite rushed and busy.
The $5.99 combo delivers about what you get for this price. It wasn’t super fancy but it was a good simple breakfast. I really liked the sausage; it was just salty enough for me. The scrambled eggs were a bit lukewarm for my taste; I wanted them hot off the pan and fluffy and a little runny. But I don’t think you can really complain about a 6 dollar breakfast lol. I really, really enjoyed the roast potatoes though! They were very soft and they reminded us of Greek potatoes. They were so yummy! 🙂
The toast came with strawberry jam. Yum. 🙂
And that was all. Just a simple western breakfast. I’d love to come here again for their dinner options as it also seems quite affordable and hearty.
Have you been here before? I know a lot of people have! What are your thoughts? 🙂
Update: December 2019. I decided to come here for breakfast again after that first visit so many years ago. I was an early bird and stepped in at 6:30 a.m. Thank goodness for 24 hr restaurants!
There wasn’t anyone at the hostess table after a minute of waiting, so I stepped inside and saw a server who gave me a small booth table right away.
I asked for a hot water when she asked me what I wanted to drink. Upon looking at the placemat menu (these are so smart and save so much money by the way), I found out that a hot water costs $1.49. Since when does a cup of hot water cost money?! I guess so many people order hot water that they decided to make money off of these customers too. Sigh.
Although I debated against ordering the four-egg omelette, I actually ended up ordering the same thing I got four years later again, the early train special. It costs $6.99 now instead of $5.99. One dollar increase is reasonable actually. The female server serving me was quick and professional.
I asked for runny scrambled eggs, but they weren’t fully runny. Oh, well. At least they were hot and not too hardened up. I liked the three sausages. Its skin was so crispy and the meat was salty the way I like it.
The rice tasted a bit like instant Minute Rice. It was round and a bit hard and had tiny bits of diced vegetables.
The four pieces of brown toast were nicely toasted and buttered. I was given packets of strawberry jam and orange maralade too. I liked the toast.
What surprised me too was how the menu specificially notated a “30 minute seating limit”. Is that something new as well? I guess they don’t want people sitting there all day after eating a $7 breakfast. XD