A few years ago I went to Fable Kitchen for dinner and I was impressed with their food but it’s not a place I can visit often. I was delighted to hear that they were going to take over the space where Reno’s diner used to be and turn it into a more casual and affordable version of Fable Kitchen but with a diner feel. After trying out a free yoga class nearby, I headed over for dinner. Fable Diner is conveniently located on Main and Broadway.
FYI, the yoga class was really low level and felt more like a stretching class. It felt like I spent the whole time waiting for the “real yoga” to happen but it never did… It was my second time trying yoga and needless to say, I don’t think I burned any calories.
First off, I was really here for the milkshakes. I saw some insane pictures on Instagram so of course I had to see for myself. Fable Diner offers three flavours: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Banana Vanilla, and Coffee Malt. We went with the Chocolate Peanut Butter which comes with chocolate ice cream, Nutella whip and pretzels. I was so excited when the milkshake arrived that I’m pretty sure the girl at the next table gave me weird looks. Seriously it was like I’ve never seen a milkshake before. #noshame
Dear God this was amazing! Super rich and as decadent as you can get for a drink! The shake was thick and full of chocolate and peanut butter goodness! I could eat the Nutella whip by the spoonful and I also like how they serve it with paper straws which were a nice touch. If you love chocolate and peanut butter then you have to try this! They also serve you the extra milkshake in the aluminum can as well so basically we had 2 milkshakes because there was so much leftover and all for $8! We couldn’t stop drinking this! I would love to try the other flavours too.
I also had my eye on their Roast Duck Pancake with kimchi, green onion, kewpie and crispy business. I just looked up what kewpie was and it’s a Japanese mayonnaise. There was a good amount of succulent roast duck here and the sauce combined with the kimchi made the dish tangy and savoury. The pancake was very soft and fluffy and soaked up the sauce nicely with the occasional crunch from the crispy business scattered over the pancake. I enjoyed every bite of this! I wish they served it with 2 pancakes instead so that it could be more of a meal. However, one pancake is already $14 so it was a bit steep.
We also tried the Pulled Pork Sandwich served with coleslaw, BBQ sauce and a tempura onion ring. For the side, you have a choice between fries, salad or soup. The sandwich isn’t as big as I was expecting but it was piled high with pulled pork and it was actually extremely juicy! The fries weren’t too special though and I would’ve preferred them to be more crispy and also seasoned more.
Finally I just couldn’t leave without dessert after seeing that they had the same Lemon Meringue Parfait as Fable Kitchen on the menu! The parfait is layered with streusel and vanilla ice cream underneath the torched meringue. I could see them making it from where I was sitting as there seemed to be a separate counter outside of the kitchen for the creation of milkshakes and desserts.
I loved the fluffy meringue with the lemon curd since I’m a huge fan of lemon desserts! The vanilla ice cream provided a nice cold contrast and the dessert wasn’t too sour. What a great way to finish off the meal! I was so stuffed afterwards.
I was really happy with everything I tried at Fable Diner! Maybe because half the things I tried were dessert! ;) Also, they have breakfast/brunch all day (the loaded French toast with Nutella and banana sounds divine)!
Read about my first visit to Fable Kitchen here.