Madame Cora Mussely Tsouflidou, a single mother bought a defunct snack bar in Montreal in the ’80s and embarked on a venture that would take her right across Canada by opening a chain of successful restaurants and breakfast has never been the same!
After an eventful Easter Egg Hunt in the morning at the BC Wild Life Parking, the family decided to go for a hearty breakfast at the very first Cora Restaurant to open in British Columbia right here in Kamloops. We expected a lineup at the restaurant but we were quite pleased that our wait was only 15 minutes to get a table. The Kamloops Cora Restaurant has very much a country kitchen feel to it with warm, yellow-painted walls with the names of their specialty dishes etched on the walls.
I ordered the Eggs Ben et Dictine, which consisted of two poached eggs on an english muffin covered with Hollandaise sauce with roasted potatoes and I counted at least five different types of fresh fruit. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly just the way I like it with a runny yolk inside. My better-half ordered the 10-Star which is basically a skillet with an egg on a bed of potatoes, served with fresh fruit and toast. I think the name of the dish has something to do with the long ingredient list: bacon, ham, sausages, frankfurters, bologna, spinach, green onions, tomatoes, onions, red and green peppers, mushrooms and cheese.
My forecast is for a bright future for Cora in Kamloops and we can expect line-ups at any time the restaurant is open for business. As the old saying goes, we eat with our eyes, really hits home at Cora’s. I already know what I am getting when I return for a revisit and that’s not by looking at their colourful menu. It’s from staring at the food served at our neighboring tables and just thinking of it is giving me hunger pains. Bienvenue à Kamloops et vous remercions d’avoir un petit déjeuner sain et délicieux.