Move over Pop’s! Hamilton has their own diner and it’s electric!
While I’ve frequently gone to Electric Diner in the evening for drinks with friends, one of my favourite plans to make is brunch. Food is one of the only things that I will get up early for and genuinely be excited about it. So, as an avid brunch lover, I needed to see what it was all about.
Despite having checked the menus beforehand it still took us awhile to pick something on the menu. Do we choose sweet? Or savoury? When it comes to brunch I can never decide. Pancakes or sandwich? CHOICES!
We both ended up going the savoury route and decided on the fried egg sandwich with bacon, cheese and chipotle ketchup (the holy grail of sauces). My friend doesn’t eat pork and they were able to substitute the bacon for avocado which was much appreciated. For drinks, we both went for a beer this time. As always, I got the feature by my favourite local craft brewery Collective Arts; it was a tasty blood orange hibiscus sour. The whole time we were brainstorming our order, I had been eyeing our table neighbours’ adorable cups and yes, of course, I am extra enough to request that we have them as well!
Our meals arrived and for me passed the taste test. The presentation isn’t overly fancy but it’s a diner and I didn’t have high expectations. The sandwich was delicious and it was comparable to my favourite sandwich at Motel “The Breakfast BLT”. There is something about that chipotle sauce; it is so delicious that I can’t resist when I see it on a menu.
The outdoor patio is spacious and cute with tropical-themed murals on the diner’s walls and string lights that hang overhead. It’s the perfect place to lounge and catch up with a friend during these final days of summer. After we finished our meal we checked out the upstairs and it was just as fun and photo-worthy as downstairs. The decor includes a jukebox, a wall to project movies on, iconic 80’s movie references and classic diner-style booths. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a shameless pic for the gram of course.
Overall, I appreciate the nostalgia Electric Diner offers. Yes, I know I’m not an 80’s child but it’s arguably one of the best decades for cinema. With a creative drink menu, a great atmosphere and good food, Electric Diner has easily made its way to being one of my favourite spots in the hammer. Emma’s tip: Try the Electric lemonade!