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 / 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 First Look / Restaurants / Victoria January 3, 2018 Pierogi Power at Sült Pierogi Bar “Sült” has etymological roots across Europe. In Gaelic, it refers to pork fat or a dish made of it. In Hungarian, it translates to “fried” ... Read More First Look December 8, 2017 Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria, 2908 Tieulie Place, Shirley, BC, 778-528-3473, stokedwoodfiredpizzeria.com For surfers, still chilled to the ... Read More First Look / Food People October 31, 2017 Adapt to Survive – The team behind Foo finds opportunity at Victoria’s hospitality crossroads. It’s not breaking news: Victoria’s restaurant scene is in the midst of varying states of crisis, depending on which Industry Insider you speak ... Read More Comments are closed.