Don’t feel like holding out until the weekend to get your Eggs Benny fix? Then keep on reading, as we’ve listed Vancouver’s best spots to enjoy top-notch breakfast fare during the week.
There’s a reason why Yolk’s Breakfast is held in such high regards amongst foodies here in Van; the casual eatery serves up reliably good brekkie fare every day of the week. Whether you order from Yolk’s downtown food truck or from either of the egg-centric restaurant’s fixed locations, you’re promised perfectly cooked poached eggs on each and every visit.
Address: Multiple locations (check website)
Breakfast at Gastown’s Catch 122 is not just limited to the weekend. From Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., this contemporary Canadian eatery dishes up a range of delicious breakfast plates (all priced at a very reasonable $12), including a truffle-scented mushroom omelette, Eggs Benedict, brioche French Toast, a classic big breakfast, and more.
Address: 122 West Hastings Street
The line out the door every morning is your first tip-off that Café Medina serves a delicious breakfast. Melding together Mediterranean-inspired bistro fare, exceptional coffee (lavender latte — yes please!) and a seemingly endless supply of fresh, hot Liege waffles, the Richards Street café certainly serves up a scrumptious and memorable morning feed.
Address: 780 Richards Street
With excellent food, a gorgeous interior, and a warm and welcoming ambience, Chambar ticks all the right boxes when you’re looking for a stylish spot to enjoy a delicious weekday breakfast. Served from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m Monday to Friday, Chambar’s brekkie options include an omelette of the day, spicy sausage paella, grilled merguez tagine, and a Fricassé, composed of braised short ribs, balsamic cippolini onions, potatoes, watercress, fried eggs, and applewood smoked cheddar.
Address: 568 Beatty Street
Dishing up such generous and affordable helpings of breakfast/brunch from 8 a.m. seven days a week, Twisted Fork has become an incredibly popular dining destination. With a no reservation policy, brekkie enthusiasts who don’t turn up to Twisted Fork early are near guaranteed a wait time.
Address: 1147 Granville Street
Brought to you by chef/owner Brad Miller, this unpretentious neighbourhood joint dishes up a range of mouthwatering temptations for brekkie that will please both sweet and savoury eaters. Open from 8 a.m Monday to Friday, The Red Wagon offers diners the choice between buttermilk pancakes, a variety of Eggs Benny plates, Crisp Pork Belly, Breakfast Sandwiches, Tofu Scramble, and more.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street
This charming Powell Street eatery offers a small selection of breakfast eats, in addition to hearty sandwiches, and green salads. While these are selling points in themselves, there’s also the added bonus that The Birds & The Beets serves a range of caffeinated beverages, using beans from Bows & Arrows and Matchstick Coffee, which they start pouring from 7 a.m. during the week.
Address: 55 Powell Street
At Acme Café you’ll find a concise breakfast menu listing the usual brekkie suspects, which is served from 8 to 11:30 a.m. during the week. The diner-style restaurant whips up dishes like a free-range egg frittata, Baked Eggs Benny, a European-style breakfast plate, and ham and cheese croissants. With a range of homemade pies prepared daily, you’ll want to make sure you leave room for dessert.
Address: 51 West Hastings Street
Early rises searching for a hearty morning feed should look no further than Forage. Located on Robson Street, this well-established eatery opens its doors at 6:30 a.m., Monday through to Friday, for a breakfast seating. The serve everything from buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberries to a double-fried pork cutlet sandwich.
Address: 1300 Robson Street
Start your morning off right with a range of classic breakfast 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. Note, the eatery operates from Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., only.
Address: 2858 Main Street
The breakfast menu at Ed’s Daily is short but sweet. A favourite brekkie option is the Avocado on Toast. This deliciously simple rendition, which is composed of toasted Matchstick rye, a plentiful avocado topping, chili oil, red radish, Maldon Sea Salt, and cracked pepper, will not disappoint.
Address: 686 Powell Street
With brightly coloured kitschy décor, Sophie’s Comic Café pulls a crowd for both its eccentric interior (gizmos and gadgets cover the eatery’s yellow walls) and sizeable meals. Breakfast is dished up daily, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., and includes a variety of breakfast essentials.
Address: 2095 West 4th Avenue