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Best weekday breakfast spots in Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 25, 2016 9:00 am

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.

Yolk’s Breakfast

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

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)
Twitter: @YolksBreakfast


Catch 122 Café Bistro

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
Phone: 604-731-3474
Twitter: @Catch122

Café Medina

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

Café Medina’s Liege Waffles (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

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
Phone: 604-879-3114
Twitter: @CafeMedina


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
Phone: 604-879-7119
Twitter: @chambar

Twisted Fork Bistro

Gruyere baked eggs (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Gruyere baked eggs (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

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
Phone: 604-568-0749
Twitter: @TwstdForkBistro

The Red Wagon

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
Phone: 604-568-4565
Twitter: @redwagoncafe

The Birds & The Beets

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
Phone: 604-893-7832
Twitter: @birdsandbeets

Acme Café

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
Phone: 604-569-1022
Twitter: @Acme_Cafe




Buttermilk pancakes (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

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
Phone: 604-661-1400
Twitter: @forageVancouver

Thyme to Indulge

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
Phone: 778-654-6835
Twitter: @thymetoindulge

Ed’s Daily

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
Phone: 604-424-8708
Twitter: @edsdaily

Sophie’s Cosmic Café

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
Phone: 604-732-6810
Twitter: @SophiesCosmicCa

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