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Vancouver Brunch Guide, Food

Best brunch in downtown Vancouver

By Lindsay William-Ross, Jess Fleming Nov 20, 2015 6:49 am
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Some of Vancouver’s best brunch options can be found downtown. Opening their doors nice and early on both Saturday and Sunday, these eateries offer scrumptious, reasonably priced brunch plates, as well as an enticing range of mid-morning cocktails.

Whether you’re after sweet or savoury, a strong coffee or a boozy beverage, a quick bite to eat or a lingering feast, here’s our list of where to find downtown Vancouver’s best brunches.


Paella (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Paella (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Following the restaurant’s Belgian theme and North African influences, brunch at Chambar is mid-morning satisfaction guaranteed, in the form of duck confit with quinoa, L’omellette du jour, Oeuf et Steak (comprised of marinated 6oz butcher’s steak with fried eggs and chargrilled cornbread), venison burger with roasted yams, grilled merguez tajine, and spicy Chambar sausage paella.

Address: 568 Beatty Street
Phone: 604-879-7119
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3p.m.
Website: www.chambar.com


Buttermilk pancakes (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Buttermilk pancakes (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Sitting on the border of downtown and the West, End Forage offers diners diverse meal choices, well-executed classics, vibrant flavours, and friendly and switched-on service, making the restaurant an excellent choice when scouring downtown for a memorable weekend brunch feed.

Address: 1300 Robson Street
Phone: 604-661-1400
Hours: Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Website: www.foragevancouver.com

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Beef Short Rib ‘Croque Madame’ (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Beef Short Rib ‘Croque Madame’ (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Executive Chef Alex Chen heads the kitchen at European bistro-inspired Boulevard, and come the weekend promises brunch enthusiasts an array of approachable and wonderfully executed meals. Brunch-goers can expect to discover a menu consisting of brunch time essentials and creative globally-inspired plates.

845 Burrard Street (at the Sutton Place Hotel)
Phone: 604-642-2900
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Website: www.boulevardvancouver.ca

YEW seafood + bar

Hand-peeled Shrimp Benny (Lindsay William-Ross / Daily Hive)

Hand-peeled Shrimp Benny (Lindsay William-Ross / Daily Hive)

Set within the Four Seasons Hotel, YEW seafood + bar is known for its innovative fish and shellfish, expertly crafted by Executive Chef Ned Bell. Come weekend brunch, Bell passes the reins to Restaurant Chef Sean Murray, who oversees a beautiful menu of eclectic and elegant seasonal fare.

Address: Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Website: www.yewseafood.com

Homer St. Café and Bar

Maple chicken and bacon cobbler (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Maple chicken and bacon cobbler (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Not only does Homer St. Café’s delicious food and drink options encourage a lingering weekend brunch, so does the café’s charming ambience and gorgeous 1930’s French bistro inspired interior. Enjoy revitalized brunch classics, as well as Homer St. Café’s signature roast of the day.

Address: 898 Homer Street
Phone: 604-428-4299
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Website: www.homerstreetcafebar.com

Joe Fortes

Crab & corn cakes (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Crab & corn cakes (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

With a particular interest in seafood and steak, brunch at Joe Fortes not only features a range of classic brunch favourites like chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and Eggs Benny plates, but also a myriad of tempting seafood dishes. Seafood lovers have the option to dig into fresh oysters from, New England clam chowder, crab and corn cakes, lobster rolls, and a hearty seafood skillet.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street
Phone: 604-669-1940
Hours: Brunch served from 11 a.m. onwards on Saturday and Sunday
Website: www.joefortes.ca

Café Medina

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Lindsay William-Ross / Daily 20Hive

The line out the door every morning is your first tip-off that Café Medina serves an incredible brunch. From their signature waffles and assorted sauces to their lavender lattes, the aroma that wafts over the waiting area is enough to drive a brunch-hungry diner mad. Seated inside the restaurants expanded sophomore location, customers can feast on Mediterranean-inspired dishes topped with sunny eggs and featuring bold spices and hearty flavours. It’s worth the wait.

Address: 780 Richards Street

Phone: 604-879-3114

Website: www.medinacafe.com

Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA.
Jess Fleming
Jess is a former Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.

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