[UPDATE 26 June 2003]:Blitzen Break has ceased operation and is up for sale.
Every so often, I hear somebody speak German or I eat some German food and reminisce about the three and a half years that I spent living in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
The food at Blitzen Break is one of those places that causes pleasant flashbacks of my time in Germany from 1995-98.
The food is unpretentious and not gourmet but satisfying in its own right. Sausages done in the German style with spicy German senf (mustard) for about $3-5; German style breakfasts from 8a.m.-11a.m. (muesli, potato pancakes, etc.) and lots more! All filling and tasty and inexpensive. You can easily have lunch or breakfast for under $10 or even under $5 if you have one of their belegte broetchen (open face sandwiches for $1)!
Today, I had tea with lemon and honey, a Thueringer sausage with sauerkraut and a bun, and vegetarian lentil soup (tasty and very similar to the lentil soup I had in Germany) for $8 including tax!
Blitzen Break's room is very small; just a few tables and a bar. But it is cozy and comfortable, or gemuetlich as the Germans say.
So, if you are downtown or in Gastown or shopping at Dressew (which is across the street) and need a quick, solid breakfast, lunch, or snack, check it out, you won't be disappointed!
Blitzen Break, 322 West Hastings, 604 688-1655