I had “Breakfast at the Wexford” recently, drawn by the claim that they had cracked millions of Eggs over the years and had squeezed even more Oranges. Established in 1958, the Wexford Restaurant is somewhat of an institution in this part of Scarborough. I have them crack 3 more eggs for me to see what all the hype is about.
Is it me or is freshly-squeezed Orange Juice getting harder and harder to find these days? These guys got it by the glass ($3) or by the Litre ($10). Now, Peameal & Eggs is really the high-water mark for me when it comes to gauging a greasy spoon’s breakfast. My order arrives quickly: 3 Eggs perfectly over-easy, 3 slices of toast, 4 pieces of Peameal, a generous portion of Homefries and a side of HP Sauce. The cost: $10.49. Served with a smile, I eat everything in Sandwich format due to the abundance of dry rye toast. I’m even asked if I want my coffee refill in a to-go cup. I would gladly order this again any time.
The Kiriakou brothers are second-generation owners. They happily give me a guided tour of the place, explaining everything from their Dad and the location’s history to the type of bacon they use. We reminisce about potato-peeling techniques and discuss fluctuations in orange pricing. They make me feel right at home… and I’m not the only one (they personally greet each of the regulars as they stream in). Definitely more of a greasy spoon than a trendy brunch spot, I will certainly be back. Next visit, I’m bringing the whole family for “Breakfast at the Wexford.”