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 City Eats / First Look / Food Events / Food News / Food Shops February 28, 2022 City Eats March|April 2022 More vegan options are coming to our fair city! Frickin Delights Donuts is a vegan donut shop opening at 632 Yates St in March. They will ... Read More City Eats / First Look / Food Events / Food News / Food Shops January 3, 2022 City Eats Jan|Feb 2022 Superflux Cabana has opened upstairs at 804 Broughton St (the former location of The Livet). Featuring lots of Superflux beer and a menu that ... Read More First Look / Food News / Places / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Café Jumbo – First Look It’s a cold and rainy evening in early November. Covid cases are on the rise everywhere, and the world is anxiously awaiting the final US election ... Read More First Look / Restaurants / Victoria July 31, 2020 The Palms Launching a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic may seem counterintuitive, but don’t tell that to Rob Ekstrom and Darren Cole – the two ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More First Look / Regions / Restaurants March 1, 2019 The Buzz, Cowichan and Up-Island Eating together and enjoying the good life with good people is the epitome of ‘Hygge’, the Danish word pronounced ‘Huega’. ... Read More Comments are closed.