PIP is one of the newest spots to hit the Edmonton food scene. Created by the owners of the Next Act and MEAT, it’s no surprise that it’s been a big hit so far. It’s also the first to offer brunch all day, 7 days a week!
I recently went to PIP for brunch and my first experience was pretty positive, I’d say. I definitely need to come back and perhaps even try dinner to formulate a solid opinion on it – but in the mean time, enjoy my first impression review!
In short, PIP is very cozy. The food is good and the service is friendly.
With only a few booths, tables and bar seating, it sure does feel small. PIP is pretty cute though, to say the least. The interior is inviting and modern, featuring clean-cut decor. I’ll even admit that the pineapple logo was intriguing to me.
The menu isn’t extensive which I kind of like because that means less decision making. We got tea to start and for food, we tried some classics.
As a hardcore avocado fan, I no-questions-asked decided on the Avocado Toast ($16). If you know me personally, I am obsessed with avocados so I was excited but also had unintentionally high expectations for this dish.
The final verdict? It was.. okay. There was a heaping amount of avocado on the sourdough toast which was great, but for some reason, the flavours weren’t like what I anticipated. I enjoyed it but I definitely thought it would’ve been better. The egg wasn’t runny enough for me and I think I could’ve done without the chilli flakes. I did really like the house hash though and the bacon was also delicious. Overall, this dish wasn’t bad… I just think I’d rather try something else next time.
The bf got the Traditional Egg’s Benedict ($17). It was pretty much picture perfect and definitely tasted as good as it looks! His eggs were cooked well and the dill hollandaise was great. The flavours really complemented each other and the potato hash was just as good. I’d say that the eggs benny was the winning dish between the two of us.
We also shared the House Soup (cup – $8), which was a tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons. I loved how grilled cheese was used as croutons for the soup here! However, the soup itself was super rich and a bit too tangy for my liking. I tend to enjoy creamier tomato soups so I wouldn’t lean towards this dish next time. The grilled cheese though? Yes, please!
All in all, I think my first time at PIP went pretty well. There were both things I really liked and things that I could pass on the next time around. I enjoy PIP’s atmosphere so would love to come back and give brunch another go and even try dinner.
I think PIP is a great addition to the area and I am really ecstatic over the fact that they offer all day brunch, any day of the week! I’ll certainly try to make my way back to them again. If you haven’t had a chance to go check them out yet, I’d say that they’re definitely worth a visit.
10403 83 Ave, Edmonton