Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Breakfast at Magpie's Diner

My good blogging friend Margaret (Thistle Garden) from Powell River has taken a big leap. A little over a year ago she started a wonderful little restaurant called Magpie's Diner on Glacier Street in Westview. It instantly became a favourite breakfast and lunch spot for locals and visitors alike.

The restaurant was cozy, but at times there just weren't enough seats for all the hungry customers. So on June 1, Margaret and her husband Art moved to a new location. She now can be found in the cafe in the historic Rodmay Heritage Hotel in the Townsite. Make a left off Marine onto Ash Avenue and follow Mapgie's signs to park behind the hotel. Enter through the lobby and you're ready for a sumptuous treat.

The decor is a step back in time, with Margaret's fresh diner touches. I just love the old wood counter stools. Seating is also available in booths or dining room tables. No matter where you choose to sit, you will be treated to Margaret's warm welcome and wonderful food. Art is there to take care of your ordering and serving needs. This is truly a family business. Fortunately, now that she's expanded, Margaret has some additional help.

In addition to her diner duties, Margaret is also available for catering. And I'm sure she'll be having some of her special dinner events after things settle down. Thanks for a great breakfast Margaret. We'll be back again soon!

Update: Magpie's Diner moved to another historic place, this time in the Cranberry neighbourhood. They still offer the best breakfasts and lunches in town. Click here for an update.


  1. fantastic,fresh,local food.i was there first customer in their new location.Art tried to ring my card thru the machine but it was not working.i only had $5.00 in cash and the bill was $9.50.art says no problem come in later and pay the rest.of course when they where caSHING OUT HE FORGOT ABOUT IT.i thinh Margaret thought he put
    $4.50 in his pocket.hahaha.good laugh when i paid the balance two days later.gotta love powell river.

  2. Sounds fabulous, Margy!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Sounds like my kind of place. Best wishes to Margy!

  4. Thanks Margy and Bear...wonderful and dear customers.


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