That's right I said "Free". If you find yourself in the metropolis of Strathroy, Ontario and it happens to be your birthday you can score a free breakfast like Jay Eatz did. Just head to Roy's Coffee Shop and make sure you have some I.D. on you.
Roy's Coffee Shop is located on 273 Caradoc S. St. in Strathroy. I have driven by this place many times on my way to pick up things from Staples or Canadian Tire for work. It's conveniently located on one of the main arteries in town close to the major business area. On one of these trips by Roy's the outside sign read "Free Birthday Breakfast". I took a mental note of this and vowed to return on my birthday to collect my gift.
The big day had come and I headed to work early that day to start the day off right with the most important meal of the day. Roy's has that old school diner vibe. It's very busy in the morning filled with older men catching up on the daily news and meeting up with others to share the town gossip. Walking in you get the impression that this place is a social institution of the town but yet you still feel welcome as an outsider.
I sat at the bar as I was enjoying my birthday breakfast solo. The waitress came to take my order and I said it was my birthday. She let me know that you get the two eggs breakfast with your choice of bacon ham or sausage, home fries and toast. I ordered mine with scrambled eggs and bacon. I got a coffee to start while I waited for my food. Roy's makes and excellent cup of Joe.
I didn't even require my first refill on the coffee and the food was out. It was a generous sized meal and smelled delicious.
The bacon was nice and crispy and the home fries were amazing. I like them when they are cooked on a skillet or a fry pan, not a big fan of deep fried home fries. I had refill on the coffee and then went to settle the tab. I was expecting to pay for the coffee and to my surprise that was free too.
Happy Birthday to me, thanks Roy's.