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Published March 6th 2017
Platform 82 raises the big breakfast stakes
Driving past the Platform 82 on Sunday it was hard not to miss, not due to the actual physical presence of the café itself, but rather the massive crowd of people out front waiting for the table. Being a big fan of brunch, waiting for a table on a Sunday morning is not uncommon to me but this was the biggest line I had ever seen! The line truly pays homage to how clever their tiered breakfast platter idea was. For those of you who don't know, this little café in Concord's popularity surged with the creation of multi-tiered breakfast platters (which have now expanded to various types of platters) which gave a whole new meaning to big breakfast.
Thankfully none of us were starving when joined the queue and we had lots to catch up on, otherwise the 45 minute wait for a table would have been terrible. After our wait, the three of us were seated at a table outside and served by the most attentive waitress ever, who explained the different platters and how you could order extras. We decided to go with their classic breakfast platter for 3 people which was $32 per person. Our attentive waitress popped in on us three times before the food arrived to check that we were fine and to clear way for the food and eventually the famous platter arrived. Because there were only three of us, our platter had two levels. The lower tier had the classic breakfast offerings: eggs 3 ways, bread, avocados, mushrooms, spinach, sausage, hash browns, bacon and salami. The top level was our sweet layer which consisted of a stack of pancakes, held together with an ice cream cone.
It was an intimidating amount of food (there were 9 eggs, so three each! That alone would be too filling) but I was surprised how much we got through and I liked being able to mix and match the elements. It was like our own personal buffet. All the savoury elements were nice, but just your stock standard café fare. I actually really liked my pancake but I got the top one on the stack, so had one soaked in ice cream and maple syrup while the others said they found their share average.
Our super attentive waitress checked on us multiple times during our meal and although we didn't feel rushed, we did wonder if it was to check our progress as there was a massive line at the café as we were eating. Feeling bad for the crowd waiting, we didn't linger and left the restaurant with full stomachs.