Written By Adrien Sala First Look / Places / Victoria Aug 11, 2016 Rise & Grind: A Hip-Hop Jump Start to Your Morning SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLet’s face it – early mornings are sometimes hard. Fortunately, a new café on Broad Street is helping make them a little more manageable with upbeat ‘90s hip-hop, classic breakfast cereals and a menu that runs deep but has nothing over $9.Rise & Grind opened in early June in the former location of Bagels on Broad. Owned and operated by three friends who each seem to have a penchant for Notorious B.I.G., the café takes all the comforts of breakfast at home and serves them up in a casual, fun environment. Seriously, you’ll find things on the menu here that you won’t find anywhere else, like Pop-Tarts (one for $2, two for $3) toasted to perfection, and a selection of cereals you likely loved as a kid, such as Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms and more. You can get a small bowl for $3 or a large for $5.But Rise & Grind isn’t just nostalgic goodies. The menu has a number of breakfast sandwiches that will give any other in the city a run for its money. One in particular, the B.L.A.S.T. ($6) is a great starter to the day. With bacon, lettuce, avocado, smoked mozza and tomato, it’s awesome on its own or you can add an egg to it for a buck. You can also get bagels with a choice of toppings and a good cup of coffee.“We don’t have backgrounds in restaurants,” says co-owner Ryan Wilson, “which I kind of think is better. We’re all very hip-hoppy and love breakfast and wanted to start a place that shows that.”It might be worth noting that while Wilson and the other two partners aren’t restaurateurs by trade, they do know a bit about running a business. Wilson owns Bosley’s pet store with Jordan Roberts, another partner in Rise & Grind. Their manager at Bosley’s, Steven Peters, is the third partner in the business.With the large selection of breakfast joints in the city, the guys at Rise & Grind aren’t aiming to reinvent the wheel or do something totally new. They are simply offering quality comfort food at a reasonable price that, “helps satisfy a craving,” says Wilson.Plus, they are giving people a bit of an upbeat start to their days.“Even if a customer comes in who doesn’t really know hip-hop, it still puts a smile on his face. It’s a genre that can totally do that.”Photos: Steven Peters on the left and Ryan Wilson on the right. The sandwich is the B.L.A.S.T with an egg. – Adrien Sala Rise & Grind 1294 Broad St.Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 to 3pm, Weekends: 9:00 to 3pm.Instagram: @riseandgrindvictoriaPhone: (778) 265-8101 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Adrien Sala ... Read More You may also like First Look / Vancouver March 15, 2017 New Openings in Vancouver We have had a handful of bright sunny days so far; that we keep hoping are signaling the end of winter and the coming of spring, but it hasn’t ... Read More First Look / Victoria March 8, 2017 First Look: Farm and Field Butchers Rebecca Teskey opened Farm and Field Butchers in December 2016 so she could use both her passion for cooking and lessons learned in a ... Read More First Look / Victoria February 2, 2017 FIRST LOOK: The Empress Hotel’s Q Restaurant The Empress is one of Canada’s grande dames, the westernmost of the railway palaces that include Quebec City’s Chateau Frontenac and Alberta’s ... Read More First Look / Victoria January 9, 2017 Deliverance: Getting the food you want without venturing beyond your front door. OK, sure, soups and stews are great, but at this point can we just be honest and say they’re getting a bit old? When the first whispers of winter ... Read More First Look / Restaurants / Vancouver January 2, 2017 Vancouver Buzz: January | February 2017 Living in Vancouver at this time of year you can’t avoid the rain (or snow), unless you stay inside all the time but then you miss so much! A ... Read More First Look / Restaurants January 2, 2017 Up Island Buzz: January | February 2017 A new year, and a change of season; make the most of the recent culinary additions on the Island, and take in a couple of premier events while ... Read More Comments are closed.