10 must-try breakfast sandwiches in Vancouver

Jan 25 2017, 7:34 pm

It’s Breakfast Week! We’re serving up a heaping plateful of delicious stories about the most important meal of the day–and where to get it in Vancouver.

Sometimes you just need to get your hands on some serious breakfast: Literally.

From an eggy fusion banh mi to a loaded croissant and even a vegan option, breakfast (and brunch) menus around town are showcasing some awesome breakfast sandwiches. Here are 10 must-try breakfast sandwiches in Vancouver.

1. Egg Sandwiches at Yolks

Follow the Yolks “perfectly poached eggs” flowchart to build you own free-range egg sandwich. Served on an English muffin or organic whole wheat ciabatta, with either double smoked bacon and arugula; hand-carved honey ham with spinach and house-made Dijon, or roasted Portobello mushroom, arugula, and aioli, Yolks’ breakfast sandwiches are a deliciously messy affair.

Address: Multiple locations (including their truck); see website
Instagram: @yolksbreakfast

2. Breakfast Sandwich of the Day at Nook

Breakfast Sandwich of the Day (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Nook’s Kitsilano branch whips up an array of delicious brunch plates, including a Breakfast Sandwich of the Day. While the fillings change from week to week, brunch goers can expect to discover something along the lines of this little beauty; bacon, egg, white cheddar, and smashed avocado. Sandwiched between two slices of wood-fired bread (made from the pizzeria’s own pizza dough), patrons will find it difficult not to scarf this sandwich down immediately.

Address: 1525 Yew Street, Kitsilano

3. Morning Bagel at Rosemary Rocksalt

This Montreal-style bagel specialist offers all sorts of bagel-wiches, but their Morning Bagel is a great (and meaty) way to wrap your hands around a breakfast sandwich. Made with Montreal smoked meat, egg, and cheddar on whatever bagel flavour (Sesame, Poppyseed, or Rosemary Rocksalt) the customer desires.

Address: 2515 Main Street, Mount Pleasant
Address: 1669 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Instagram:  @rosemaryrocksalt

4. Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich at Jam Cafe

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Considering how monumental the menu is at the breakfast-centric Jam Cafe, it’s no wonder they are putting together a wicked breakfast ‘which. Theirs is comprised of a buttermilk biscuit made in house served with scrambled eggs, cheddar, tomato jam, and hashbrowns.

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver

5. Breakfast Sandwich on Ciabatta at Trafiq Café & Bakery

In addition to offering cakes, croissants, and quiches, this French-style bakery prepares a moreish breakfast sandwich. Served on ciabatta, Trafiq’s starchy vessel is filled with a winning combination of crêpe style eggs (which can be likened to a thin omelette), swiss cheese, coleslaw, red pepper hummus, chipotle mayo, and lettuce.

Address: 4216 Main Street, Vancouver

6. Breakfast Banh Mi at The Red Wagon Cafe

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Two better worlds have never collided before breakfast met the banh mi at East Vancouver’s Red Wagon. Basically for this gorgeous concoction, Red Wagon does the ol’ put an egg on it for a banh mi with succulent pork, pickled veg, and cilantro on a toasty baguette. Napkins ready!

Address: 2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

7. Breakfast Sandwich at Acme Cafe

Wake up and taste the sunshine with Acme Cafe’s tasty breakfast sammy. Made with
ham, Swiss cheese, and a free range egg on your choice of a croissant or pumpernickel bread, the Breakfast Sandwich comes with shredded redskin potatoes and a green salad on the side to complete the meal.

Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @acmecafevancouver

8. Bagel with Lox & Cream Cheese at Siegel’s

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If you’re at the Public Market at Granville Island or in Kitsilano, head right to Siegel’s and order up one of their Montreal-style bagels as a sandwich with lox, cream cheese, red onions, and capers. It’s inarguably the perfect morning bagel sandwich. They’ve also got a “Breakfast Bagel” on the menu if you happen to be a stickler for that kind of tradition.

Address: 1883 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Address: 1689 Johnston St #22, Vancouver (Granville Island)

9. Fried Egg Sandwich at Lucy’s Eastside Diner

A diner classic at a classic diner. Lucy’s Fried Egg Sandwich is all about simplicity: egg, lettuce, cheese, and tomato, with a side of hashbrowns.

Address: 2708 Main Street Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @lucyseastsidediner

10. McNuffin at Wallflower Diner

How about a vegan breakfast sandwich? The Wallflower Diner has you covered. It’s got veggie sausage, fried polenta, and vegan cheddar on an English Muffin, with a side of hashbrowns.

Address: 2420 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @wallflowervancouver

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