When it comes to weekend brunch dining, residents of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood are blessed with an array of excellent restaurants to choose from.
With such a collection of great places in the neighbourhood, dishing up both traditional and inventive brunch-inspired fare, people no longer need to travel downtown for a scrumptious late-morning feed.
Here are our picks for where to find the best brunch spreads in Mount Pleasant.
Burdock & Co. ups the ante on standard brunch by offering locally-sourced organic food, seasonally-focused dishes and tasty vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free plates. Following owner and chef Andrea Carlson’s well-established passion for urban agriculture and farm-to-table cooking, Burdock & Co. guarantees that only the very best arrives at the table, whether sourced from one of Vancouver’s nearby farms or a downtown urban garden.
Address: 2702 Main Street
33 Acres Brewing Company may seem like an unlikely spot for a delicious and fulfilling brunch, but if you happen to crave sweet waffles (or savoury for that matter) this is the place to be. Offering a concise two-item brunch menu, 33 Acres has chosen to maintain quality over quantity and provides patrons with a choice between light and fluffy beer waffles and Avocado Smash – a generous heap of avocado spread atop a gratifyingly thick-cut sourdough slice from Nelson the Seagull.
Address: 15 West 8th Avenue
Chicha Restaurant sets itself apart from other brunch eateries in the city by offering a wonderful array of Peruvian-inspired dishes. Served on Saturday and Sunday, this causal eatery’s brunch menu (brought to life by chefs Shelome Bouvette and Allison Flook) is an absolute treat. It features a long list of unique plates flaunting South American flavours and staple Peruvian ingredients (corn and potato for example), as well as familiar eats, such as Eggs Benedict, hashes, and waffles.
Address: 136 East Broadway
Start your weekend off right with a range of classic breakfast/brunch plates at Thyme to Indulge bistro. The modest Main Street locale offers healthy eats, such as house-made granola and half baked grapefruit, alongside more comforting meals, like Crispy Bacon with Crusted Poached Eggs.
Address: 2858 Main Street
Casual, comforting, and comprised of a range of gluten-free and plant-based options, brunch at The Wallflower Modern Diner, appeals to omnivores, carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and celiacs alike. The Main Street eatery dishes up a varied selection of brunch plates, like Salmon Eggs Benny, a Breaky Sandwich, Vegan Corn and Black Bean Hash, and a Breakfast Poutine.
Located on East 6th Avenue (near Main), The Whip is a great place to enjoy a spot of brunch as well as a well-deserved pint. With a varied selection of brunch-time essentials, including bacon and eggs, eggs benny, and a breakfast wrap, in addition to a range of local draught beers (from Mount Pleasant, East Van, Victoria and a little further afield) The Whip is destined to please your palate.
Address: 209 East 6th Avenue