Poutine may be the ultimate Canadian bar food, but if you serve it up in the morning and add some eggs and more creative toppings, you’ve got the makings for a breakfast of champions.
Here are six eye-opening breakfast poutine creations to try in Vancouver.
Linh Café melds together the culinary traditions of France and Vietnam, but when it comes to their Poutine Breakfast dish, things get all sorts of Canadian. Hand cut fries are topped with Swiss cheese, black forest ham, peppercorn gravy, and a poached egg. Not enough for you? Add half a butter poached lobster. Whoa!
Address: 2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
At the West End’s cozy French-German La Brasserie, their brunch menu includes a Breakfast Poutine, made with fries topped with gravy, cheese curds, bacon, a poached egg, Hollaindaise sauce, and truffle oil–just for a little extra “je ne sais quoi.”
Address: 1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
A favourite on Davie Street for their extensive menu of traditional and wacky poutine options, La Belle Patate also makes a Breakfast Poutine (available all the time) which comes with bacon, eggs, and onion.
Address: 1215 Davie Street, Vancouver
Head to this popular downtown Vancouver pub for brunch and you’ll find some serious grub, including their Feature Breakfast Poutine. The hearty wake-you-up dish comes with braised beef, demi-glaze, caramelized onions, bacon, and a poached egg.
Address: 755 Richards Street, Vancouver
While the Wallflower Modern Diner is known for being a haven for vegans and vegetarians, they still manage to turn out some meaty fare for the omnivores. Their Breakfast Poutine features hash browns piled high with two poached eggs, cheese curds, bacon, and chicken gravy. PS, they serve breakfast daily until 4 pm, so procrastinators welcome!
Address: 2420 Main Street, Vancouver
Head across to the North Shore to The Portly Chef for their brunch offerings, which include a loaded Breakfast Poutine on pomme frites, topped with two poached eggs, peppercorn gravy, cheese curd fondue, pickled red onions, and their “what what” sauce.
Address: 1211 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver