The Five Point
Jamie and I like to go for brunch. We tend to argue what time brunch should happen (he argues that brunch, being the marriage of breakfast and lunch, should happen between those two meal times and I believe that since brunch is often served until 3 or later, should be eaten whenever). Anyhoo, we have decided that we have outgrown our go-to place De Dutch, so we’re now venturing to other brunch spots in Van.
Our first stop was The Five Point on Main and 15th ave ish, just across the street from our fave Burgoo.
The Five Point is a trendy and comfortable looking place with dark wood tables and booths with black leather upholstery. There is a patio and several arrangements of seating – bar, lounge, booths and tables.
Here’s their full brunch menu in pdf. The Five Point notes that they serve with Omega-3 eggs (which make the best poached eggs ever!)
I got the above – the Chorizo and 3 potato hash which comes with:
Sweet potato, Kennebec potato, baby red potato, green onions, 2 poached eggs, house-made hollandaise
I don’t really know why I got that, because I don’t even like sweet potato, but while all the components (hash, chorizo and eggs) tasted good, it was really nothing special.
Jamie saw Pulled Pork Benny and did not consider anything else.
(Served on an English muffin with hash browns, seasonal fruit and house-made hollandaise)
For that price, the portion was quite generous. There was a hefty serving of pulled pork, which was tender and on the sweet side, but most importantly, with a healthy meat-to-sauce ratio.
All in all, we enjoyed our meal and would definitely come back again for brunch and possibly lunch/dinner. They had $10 lunch specials and the ambiance was great to grab a drink with friends. For brunch, we’d probably stick with the $9.95 Benny’s options, which we found to be much better value.