With a bounty of cafés and restaurants offering delicious, reasonably priced brunch plates, as well as an enticing range of mid-morning cocktails, it’s no wonder that Vancouverites love to brunch on the weekend.
Whether you want a strong coffee, to toast the weekend with a mighty Caesar, or indulge in a buttery Eggs Benedict, check out our brunch guide listing 12 Vancouver brunch spots to try right now.
Located on a nondescript side-street in the Railtown, Belgard Kitchen dishes up a delicious range of creatively casual brunch fare. With a focus on sourcing as many local ingredients as possible, Belgard Kitchen’s menu features a solid list of seasonal and globally-inspired dishes, which include a breakfast bowl (comprised of quinoa, avocado, goat cheese, arugula, toasted nuts and poached eggs), Swedish pancakes, smashed avocado on lightly charred sourdough, coconut quinoa porridge, a Belgard brunch burger, meatball skillet, and more.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue
Ask for Luigi
Ask for Luigi offers a fabulously Italian-inspired weekend brunch menu with an array of tantalizing dishes. Homemade waffles (with apple, hazelnuts and tiramisu crema) and a Monte Cristo sandwich (comprised of prosciutto and soft boiled eggs) are just two of the delicious meals on offer. Topped with a perfectly running fried egg, the pappardelle alla bolognese is highly recommended.
Address: 305 Alexander Street
Tuc Craft Kitchen
With quality meals, reasonable prices, a warm atmosphere and unbeatable service, it’s no wonder that Tuc Craft Kitchen has become a popular weekend brunch destination. Like their lunch and dinner menu, Tuc Craft Kitchen’s brunch list has got comfort written all over it and includes such dishes as lamb and eggs, a vegetable frittata, eggs any style with pork belly crackling, and the kitchen’s signature dish, crispy chicken and waffles.
Address: 60 West Cordova Street
Although the menu at Fable Kitchen is subject to change depending on the season, visitors to the restaurant can still expect to see the kitchen’s wildly popular pulled pork Johnny Cakes, a range of Eggs Benedict accompanied by an olive oil Hollandaise, French toast (topped with mascarpone, candied walnuts and seasonal preserves), and the kitchen’s garden omelette listed.
Address: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano
Tableau Bar Bistro
Home to a charming interior and an awing-covered sidewalk patio, Tableau Bar Bistro offers its guests a beautiful setting to enjoy a variety of tempting brunch plates like Eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, spiced buttermilk French toast, and mushrooms on toasted brioche. The bistro also offers one of the best Caesars in the city!
Address: 1181 Melville Street
Following the restaurant’s Belgian theme and North African influences, brunch at Chambar is mid-morning satisfaction guaranteed. Indeed, come the weekend Chambar offers its patrons an array of tempting choices including duck confit with quinoa, marinated butcher’s steak with fried eggs, a venison burger with roasted yams, a spicy Chambar sausage paella, and more.
Address: 568 Beatty Street
Comfort-driven meals are the name of the game at this casual, West End BBQ joint. On the weekend brunch plates include more classic breakfast dishes like bacon and eggs, mushroom and goats cheese scramble, as well as Southern infused fare such as pulled pork Eggs Benedict, a smoked brisket breakfast sandwich, and barbecued pork scramble.
Address: 833 Denman Street
Burdock & Co.
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. Apart from a few usual suspects Burdock & Co. offers its patrons a different take on brunch classics and has crafted a menu that is full of unique dishes, flavourfully comforting meals and complementary food pairings.
Address: 2702 Main Street
With a focus on nutritious, vegetarian cuisine, brunch at Heirloom consists of a range of plant-based and vegan dishes that even the most stubborn meat eater will enjoy. Each weekend Heirloom’s chefs prepare an inventive yet recognizable brunch spread featuring Eggs Benedict, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches and a bounty of other hearty plates.
Address: 1509 West 12th Avenue
The Red Wagon
Pulled pork pancakes, BBQ brisket and eggs, smoked salmon scramble, and crispy pork belly are just some of the brunch delights offered at this casual roadside diner-style restaurant. With a sizable following, brunch goers visiting The Red Wagon should expect a small but worthy wait for a table.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street
Jules Casual French Bistro
With authentic, French bistro fare, a charming ambience, and a relaxed feel, Jules Casual French Bistro is the perfect spot for a weekend brunch rendezvous. Tea, coffee, orange juice, croissants, baguettes with butter and preserves, eggs, green salads, soup, steak, as well as a selection of desserts are all featured on the weekend brunch menu.
Address: 216 Abbott Street
Brunch at L’Abattoir is exactly what brunch should be – leisurely and delicious. The weekend brunch menu at this Gastown eatery consists of a tempting mix of your standard brunch fare, along with a handful of unique and innovative dishes. A particular crowd favourite is a dish that comprises of two perfectly oozy poached eggs with smoked pork belly and cheddar sabayon on homemade English muffin. In addition to the delicious food options L’Abattoir also serves a range of fruity morning cocktails.
Address: 217 Carrall Street
We’re taking a tasty tour of Vancouver’s many brunches to create The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide. Look for a new brunch option posted every Friday on the site, and follow us on Twitter @vcbfood to keep up with our delicious Vancouver brunch adventures (and more).