Restaurant: Jellie D’s
Last visited: October 16, 2011
Location: Surrey, BC (Surrey/Whalley)
Address: 9535 120th Street
Price Range: $10 or less
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
- Family owned/operated
- New owners
- Fresh home made breakfasts
- Home baked cookies/pastries
- Made daily doughnuts
- Hole in the wall
- $3 all day breakfast
- Budget friendly/cheap eats
- Catering available
- Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
- Weekend times vary
**Recommendations: $3 All Day Breakfast Combo
This was an ultimate cheap day. I don’t know, blame it on Follow Me Foodie in New York as to why I was uber frugal. Well actually I was in the area and and looking for time to kill and I had an Entertainment Book that was about to expire. I almost haven’t used one and I honestly can’t stand those books anymore, but it’s for a good cause, so whatever.
Anyways I was flipping the book to see what was in the area and Jellie D’s was the only option for a snack type of place. I had driven by this shady hole in the wall before, but I never ever considered paying it a visit.
Outside the restaurant was a massive banner advertising an “All Day Breakfast Combo for $3”. That actually caught my eye and looked fun to try, so I went inside. I felt super cheapo using an Entertainment coupon for a $3 brunch… but I also had a coffee and a strawberry smoothie to make up for it. The total bill came to $3.50 with the coupon… it’s almost embarrassing. But hey, it’s that kind of place. And who doesn’t want to save money?
It’s under the new ownership of an Indian family and they’re making an effort to change the menu by also making things fresh in house. It’s mainly a sub and sandwich shop, but there is an omelette bar and the wife bakes all the cookies in house. They don’t even serve doughnuts after 2pm because they care about freshness and they do seem to have passion for the business. There’s not much more to say, but if you’re looking for something cheap, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this.
On the table:
- Regular $1.75 Large $2.50
- The menu said “real fruit smoothie” so I was expecting real strawberries, but it was powder.
- The smoothie tasted like strawberry milk and it was very thin and just made with regular milk and a bit of ice.
- It wasn’t thick, creamy or icy and I wasn’t too happy with it, but at least it wasn’t expensive.
- 2 eggs any style, 2 slices of toast, 2 bacon, sausage or ham, and home made hash browns $3
- This was a bang for your buck.
- It’s not anything you couldn’t do at home, but it was what it was and it was enjoyable.
- The eggs weren’t greasy and cooked perfectly over easy.
- The ham was just regular ham as to be expected.
- The toast was white or brown (your choice) and that was normal.
- But the hash browns, these hash browns were actually better than normal. They were seasoned very well and a bit spicy and almost Indian tasting. It had a little bit of dried herbs and they were very tender and buttery. This was the best part.
- It’s cheaper than IHOP, Denny’s and McDonald’s.
Wow. Probably my shortest post yet.