Editor’s note: The Cascade Room stopped offering brunch service as of April 18, 2017.
The Cascade Room may be a dinner-only establishment on weekdays, but during the weekend, brunch is king.
Located at 2616 Main Street, this Mount Pleasant spot is known for serving patrons British pub fare with a modern twist along with an extensive selection of quality cocktails.
This restaurant has a cozy neighbourhood feel to it. You can watch the bustling weekend warriors while seated at the hightops, or you can curl up in one of the The Cascade’s cushioned booths for some R&R. Wherever you choose to set up camp for brunch, you’ll have a great view of The Cascade Room’s expertly-stocked bar.
Here, the brunch menu embodies the theme of west coast comfort cuisine, something Executive Chef Tim Evans emphasized when conceptualizing each dish – which are perfect portion sizes for brunchtime, if you ask us.
It wouldn’t be The Cascade Room if there weren’t artisan cocktails on the menu. All of the cocktails are made with premium spirits, hand pressed juices, as well as housemade cordials and syrups.
The team works collaboratively to create new libations for patrons that they can’t order anywhere else, like The Stranded Mountie, made from Basil Hayden Bourbon, lemon, maple, cinamon, and and finished with an egg white. This bevy will perk you right up from that Friday night slumber.
Once you scour through the cocktail menu and make your decision, it’s time to tackle the brunch menu. On it you’ll find a great mix of classic dishes such as the Cascade Breakfast Burger, omelettes with unique combos like roasted chicken and bacon or chanterelle and asparagus, and a variety of “Which Sandwiches” served on brioche buns.
“The Benny Hills” section offers diners The Cascade’s take on classic Eggs Benedict in three varietites: bacon and tomato, roasted tomato, and the Ocean Wise Wild Salmon Benny made with asparagus, soft poached eggs, lemon, caper cream chesse, and finished with brown butter hollandaise.
All of these are served with some of the best home fries we’ve ever had the pleasure of dipping in ketchup.
Not too crispy, but just crispy enough – hash brown and home fry connoisseurs would agree that The Cascade Room is killing the morning potato game, which is probably why these golden beauties can be expected as a side with almost every dish on the menu.
Number one on the menu and number one in our hearts – the Full English Breakfast is everything a hearty breakfast should be.
Bacon, sausage, mushrooms, baked beans, and sunny side up eggs with toast and home fries. If you’re feeling like going all out you can even add black pudding to your platter.
The Belgian Waffles, which also happen to be a Mealshare item, come in two varieties. The apple, rum caramel, and chantilly cream version is just-sweet-enough and won’t leave you feeling over-sugared due to the refreshing absence of generic syrup. We’d recommend trying the Nutella, banana, and candied walnut flavour too.
This dish is great for splitting if you’re in a pair, as it’s an ideal way to finish off an otherwise savoury brunch date.
With a new brunch menu available weekends from noon to 3pm, The Cascade Room is an ideal spot to head for a bite after a long night or for a filling feast before a day of poking around Main Street’s eclectic shops.
The Cascade Room offers brunch on weekends from noon to 3pm.
Address: 2616 Main Street, Vancouver