We went for breakfast to Monica's on Monday, September 20, 2021. The Egg's Benedict was disappointing as the Hollandaise sauce was a pale yellow sauce with no flavour. Order was one Eggs Benedict and second order was sausage and eggs.
Breakfast for two with two...coffees was almost $50. When paying with credit card, options for a tip were from 15% to 30%. This is not the United States where minimum wage is far lower than in Canada and in many states, waitresses and waiters receive far less than minimum wage at $2.50 per hour. When you pay for your meal in many states, you are not paying for service hence it is appropriate to pay for service by tipping. Here in Canada, we very much dislike intimidating tactics to extract a large tip from the customer. Having the credit card machine set for 15% to 30% is intimidating and the inference is that those rates are the expectation of the service staff. If waiting staff were being paid less than $5 per hour, the prices on the menu would be much lower. In reality, $49 for two breakfasts is paying for the service and is an expensive breakfast to start with. We will not be returning to Monica's as the food and facility do not justify the high prices.