We’ve already illustrated why Vancouver is a great city for foodies – and one of those reasons was brunch. Vancouverites love this meal-time mash-up and the city is gleaming with dedicated brunch menus. If you’re stopping by Vancouver during your west coast adventure, heading out for brunch is a must and these are some of the most popular places to do so.
A popular place for brunch, this waterfront café offers seafood dishes created with a French twist. Choose from a menu that splits its offerings into sweet and savoury, and generously offers 10 different ways to cook your eggs.
Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, V6Z 2Y3
Open all day, their brunch menu is available until 4pm every day. A generous menu, you can munch your way through a Dirty Breakfast (duck confit, duck fat toast, sunny-side up eggs, house-made maple beans and yukon nugget potato hash) and sip on a choice of 7 brunch cocktails. There’s also a small children’s menu featuring Alex’s Cheeze Pleeze and Natalie’s Little Big Breakfast.
Address: 122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, V6B 1G9
Right in the heart of Vancouver’s Entertainment district lies this diner with a flair for organic dishes. Their brunch menu prides itself on cooking with free-range eggs, preservative free bacon and a selection of veggie meats. Choose from comfort foods such as veggie and cheese omelette, cinnamon raisin French toast, a breakfast sundae or tofu scramble.
Address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver, V6H 3G1
With a name like this you won’t be surprised to learn that you can choose between 11 different types of omelettes, as well as the option to build your own. However, this all-day breakfast menu offers more than just omelettes. Instead order yourself some French toast, a bagel, a breakfast quesadilla, benedict eggs, triple decker sandwiches or a burgers.
Address: 2211 Granville St, Vancouver, V6H 3G1
Twisted Fork Bistro
The Twisted Fork Bistro is a brunch-only restaurant in Vancouver open between 8am until 3pm. Adding some exciting twists to breakfast classics their menu includes green onion, mixed bell peppers and zucchini scrambled eggs as well as banana stuffed brioche French toast. Brunchers can wash it down with a choice of fruit juices, tea, or mocktails.
Address: 1147 Granville St, Vancouver, V6Z 1M1
Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary
With a tagline such as “perfectly poached eggs” you’ll be expecting high standards. Thankfully they deliver with the option to top your eggs with double smoked bacon, maple ham, Portobello mushrooms, Sockeye Salmon or avocado.
Address: 1298 East Hastings St, Vancouver, 6A1S6.
Another organic and free-range option in Vancouver’s brunch scene. Their menu is to the point with vegetable, egg and sweet options. We vote for poached eggs topped with paprika braised beef and vegetable hash.
Address: 1535 West 6TH, Vancouver, V6J 1R1.
This brunch-only venue boasts one of the biggest menus on this list. Choose between 17 main dishes, 14 sides, and a wide range of drinks (including alcohol). There’s also a build-your-own waffle option.
Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver, V6B 0C8.
YEW Seafood & Bar
Vancouver is also known for its delicious freshly-caught seafood, so it’s not surprising that there’s a few fishy brunch menus in the city. Served Saturday and Sunday, YEW’s seafood brunch menu encompasses inventive dishes such as lobster tacos, salmon and kale salad, Lobster Frittata, and oysters! There’s even a seafood themed cocktail with candied salmon!
Address: 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, V6C 2T4
The Union Vancouver
Asian flavours are also very popular in Vancouver, and The Union is a diner that brings modern pan-Asian cuisine together with the classic brunch. Menu includes a Shanghai Scramble and a Breakfast Banh Mi.
Address: 219 Union Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2B2
Tuc Craft Kitchen
Tuc Craft Kitchen cooks up brunch with a rustic flair in the Gastown area. Their menu changes with the season but their current brunch menu offers beautiful crafted dishes such as Eggs de Campagne and Tuc Croque Madame. Also open for lunch and dinner.
Address: 60 West Cordova St. Vancouver, V6B 1C9
Glowbal is a brunch experience at the higher-end of the scale. High quality dishes come in the form of Prawns & Asparagus Omelette, Lobster Benedict, Smoked Sablefish Chowder and Crispy Calamari.
Address: 590 West Georgia, TELUS Garden, Vancouver, V6E 1A3
A brunch option for any vegetarian or vegans heading through to Vancouver. Offering two brunch menus (one for vegetarians and another for vegans) choose between dishes such as Mushroom Benedict, Crimini Omelette, Buckwheat Pancakes and a Tofu Ninja Bowl.
Address: 1509 West 12TH Avenue, Vancouver, V6H 3J2
If you’ve not become acquainted with Canada’s famous poutine dish, try it here with a breakfast twist. Their menu serves a breakfast poutine that consists of fries, gravy, cheese curds, bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sauce and truffle oil.
Address: 1091 Davie Street, V6E 1M5
The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
This intimate organic bistro has a modest but delicious menu. Choose from delicacies such as banana bread, confit tuna and smoked ham hock benedict. And wash it down with a choice of six cocktails and two mocktails.
Address: 2741 West Fourth Avenue, V6K 1P9.
La Petite Cuillere
This friendly tea house strips their food back to basics. Tuck into cinnamon and brown sugar oatmeal, bacon and aged cheddar panini or a seasonal green salad. If you’re the owner of a sweet tooth, you can pick yourself up a scone or cupcake.
Address: 55 Kingsway Street, V5T 1W3
Vancouver is home to a mixing pot of cuisines, including Latin American street food. El Caminos dedicated weekend brunch menu brings exotic flair to the table with dishes such as a Calentado, a traditional Columbian breakfast with easy eggs, rice and black beans with hogao sauce, chorizo, and arepa. Or opt for the Chivito, Uruguay’s national sandwich of egg, steak, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, paprika mayo and hash browns.
Address: 3250 Main St, Vancouver, V5V 3M5