Breakfast is Back with Newly Opened Sizzling Skillet in Scarborough
My family is big on breakfast – we used to frequent Sizzling Skillet in Scarborough almost weekly before it closed down. And boy, were we sad when we first heard that it was closing down. Really, really sad. Anyway, there’s really no point in crying over it (anymore) because it’s back! Sizzling Skillet is back – and dare we say it? It’s better and bigger than ever.
The new Sizzling Skillet in Scarborough is located where the old Empire Grill used to be – right next to Masjid Al Jannah on Ellesmere Road. It has more than double the seating space which is perfect for those busy weekend mornings. There’s booths, standalone tables and plenty of high chairs which means you can bring the entire clan for some grub any day of the week. And the best part? Sizzling Skillet offers breakfast until 5 PM every single day so you can sleep in. That’s right – have your cake and eat it too, friends!
Now – on to the food. It’s the same friendly chef (and owner) from before and the menu hasn’t changed at all. We recently went on a weekday to enjoy our breakfast without the hustle and bustle of the weekend crowd, and had a pleasant little breakfast date.
I wanted everything on the menu because I really love breakfast, but we settled on a dish each and something to share. My husband ordered the Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli deluxe omelette ($9.25) with I went with the 3 Eggs and Beef Macon ($7.25). We decided to split the Toblerone Pancakes ($7.25), and ordered a tea ($1.95) and coffee ($1.95).
The fluffy Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli deluxe omelette came with a side of toast and hash browns, and was just as good as we remembered it to be. We’re big fans of how the hash browns are cooked and seasoned; the sautéed peppers are also a good touch.
I’m not going to lie, I ordered the 3 Eggs and Beef Macon only because I knew my husband would frown upon me ordering a dish of just the beef macon. But the eggs (scrambled) were cooked well and complimented the macon (even though macon with more macon was my first choice…).
Toblerone Pancakes were not as fluffy as I would have liked (I’m a bit of a pancake snob) but the Toblerone was a welcomed addition to this breakfast staple.
I’ve already made plans to go back to Sizzling Skillet next week – the food is good, the servers are pleasant and I like seeing the chef cooking and moving about in the kitchen. I, for one, am really happy that the halal breakfast pioneer is back in business! Hash browns, anyone?
Meat Source: Chicken is sourced from Sargent Farms (hand slaughtered halal and HMA certified). Beef is sourced from Imran Halal Meat (HMA Certified). ** NOTE: meat was checked (verbal assurance) at time of review and can change at anytime – please check meat sources before eating and let us know if there are any discrepancies **
Hafsa is a cupcake-baking, fashion-loving, DIY-obsessed small town girl living in a big city. You can follow her adventures in her new lifestyle blog ‘Does This Make My Head Look Fat?” She has a background in public relations but now currently works in the digital agency world as a Social Media Coordinator for 88 Creative. Her guilty pleasures include traveling, eating macaroons and Instagramming her day-to-day excursions. Follow her adventures on Twitter.
2201 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough