Scratch Kitchen: a Hidden Gem at Deep Cove

Just before the summer ends, we did a mini-adventure to Deep Cove. Mr. wanted to do a hike at Quarry Rock, but prior to that, we visited a brunch place nearby. It is an 8-minute drive away from Deep Cove, and it is called Scratch Kitchen. They make everything from scratch daily, and there is a 4.8 rating on Google, which makes me even more curious about what they serve. 

Scratch Kitchen is located in a quaint neighborhood, and it has a petit outdoor patio facing a paranoiac mountain view. Inside the restaurant, it is modern and minimalistic, with an open bar serving beer on tap and handcraft cocktails. It gets pretty packed around 2 pm on a Saturday. 

The menu has a decent amount of selections, and they also offer small dishes for the light eaters. We ordered two dishes to share, the classic Fried Chicken & Waffles and a brunch-version pizza, Wake N Bacon

Fried Chicken & Waffles / $17

Who said we can’t eat pizza at brunch? Wake N Bacon is a pizza, but with common toppings, you see in breakfast, such as thick smoked bacon and a sunny side up egg. It uses white sauce and mozzarella blend as the base. The dough has a good chewy texture, and I love to eat the crust with the yolk. I am surprised that the pizza is not too heavy, but just perfect. The smoked bacon adds flavors, and the cheese strings just make me drool.

Wake N Bacon / never a bad time for a pizza, white sauce, thick smoked bacon, leeks, lazy egg, mozza blend / $19

We also ordered a classic Fried Chicken & Waffles, which is probably the best one I tried in Vancouver. The deep fried chicken is first sous-vide, so it remains juicy and tender. The grainy Dijon aioli on the plate is what I would dream for! We literally drench our chicken and waffles in that sauce. The ideal way of enjoying the waffles would pour a little bit of the cayenne maple syrup and drench it in the Dijon aioli. It gives a magical, unique taste with sweetness, spiciness, and acidic flavors all in one bite. 

Fried Chicken & Waffles / sous-vide chicken, grainy dijon aioli, buttermilk waffles, poached egg, cayenne maple syrup / $17

Overall Impression

Although Scratch Kitchen is not in a convenient location, especially for ones who don’t drive, I would definitely revisit and try other dishes on the menu. The dishes are all made from scratch, and that’s what makes it unique and worthy. I recommend coming early to skip the crowd, especially if you want to enjoy some of the dishes I tried. I believe brunch is available until 2 pm, and don’t forget to get the Fried Chicken & Waffles! I can’t wait for my next visit already.

Taste : 4.5/5 • Service: 4.5/5 • Ambiance: 5/5 • Quality-Price: 4/5

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