Milkshake in hand, the owner comes by to drop it off at our table. Within seconds, I hear a "what is that?" from the table behind us. It's the literal embodiment of "my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard," and SixnSeven are the ones serving them.
SixnSeven is a relatively new mom and pop shop located on St. Anne's Street in St. Albert's downtown. It's a bright and welcoming diner serving up breakfast, burgers, pizza, and you guessed it, milkshakes.
After four months apart, MH is back in town for the holidays so we decided to meet up at SixnSeven for some quality catch-up time. Reunited and it feels so good.
I'm a firm believer that breakfast can be enjoyed at any time, and SixnSeven has you covered by offering it all-day. There's plenty of options to choose from, including your standard eggs + meat + toast combos, omelettes, homemade cereals, pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
MH went for their most interesting omelette option which was the Indian aamlet ($12.25): three eggs mixed with onions, green peppers, diced tomatoes, coriander, cheddar, and a touch of exotic spices. Omelettes are served with your chose of toast or hash browns, and MH chose the latter. The hashbrowns are of the shredded variety and griddled with a nice crust. MH noted that it was your standard omelette, not too "exotic" as far as the menu description goes.
I went for a simple cheeseburger ($10.50), with a beef patty, mayo, onions, lettuce, and tomato. SixnSeven steams their burgers, which is an interesting preparation popular in states like Connecticut. Steaming is meant to seal everything inside, leaving you with a tender and juicy patty.
The burger patty is 6oz, small in circumference but quite thick. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of steaming burgers, as the result was juicy but almost in a watery way. Not a big fan of the Krafts singles slice either, but the meat is indeed tender. I did find it to be a bit crumbly, so I knifed and forked it after a couple of bites. Better to choose one of their burgers that have a bit more going on.
As for the main event (why we came to SixnSeven in the first place), their milkshakes! You can choose standard flavours made with different chocolate bars, or you can go all the way with one of their freakshakes.
Freakshakes, for those who aren't on top of Instagram trends, are milkshakes on steroids. Mason jar glasses filled to the brim, and then overloaded with toppings galore -- whipped cream, icing, cookies, candies, sometimes even whole slices of cake. SixnSeven offers five types of these freakshakes ($8.50 each), including nutella & pretzel, chocolate fudge brownie, banana caramel, Reese's PB&J, and the strawberry fun fair which is what we chose.
The strawberry milkshake comes decorated with copious amounts of whipped cream, mini marshmallows, cotton candy, cream cheese icing, a mini donut, and a light dusting of rainbow sprinkles. We saved the milkshake for last so it might have suffered a bit from melting (it was a little watery) but the presentation is probably worth the price tag alone.
The food at SixnSeven isn't necessarily going to win awards but it's a charming joint that's perfect for families. And those freakshakes? Perfect for Instagrammers.