5 best beachside brunches in Vancouver

Jul 30 2016, 12:37 am

In a city with a thriving brunch scene and gorgeous city beaches, sun-filled weekends in summer are best spent indulging in a leisurely brunch followed by a stint at the beach.

Read on to discover where you can find Vancouver’s best brunch hotspots with delicious food and excellent drinks set right on or next to the beach — perfectly located for when the occasion calls for a dip in the sea.

Beach Bay Cafe – English Bay

Scallop Eggs Benny (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Scallop Eggs Benny (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Located on Denman Street, a stone’s throw from the sandy shores of English Bay, Beach Bay Cafe is the ideal brunch destination. Not only does the refurbished corner spot grant patrons ocean views, but it also serves up a knockout brunch. The menu ticks all the right boxes; there are breakfast items including a Yogurt Parfait, French Toast, a Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Eggs Bennies, and mimosas to complete the meal.

Address: 1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7337
Hours: Brunch is served Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm
Twitter: @beachbaycafe

Teahouse Restaurant in Stanley Park – Third Beach

Set deep within Stanley Park near Third Beach, the Teahouse is a charming foodie destination. Come the weekend brunch goers will find a menu filled with brunch time essentials, including warm croissants, house-made Belgian waffles, a Lobster Tail Benedict, a Shrimp and Scallion Omelette, and more.

Address: 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-3281
Hours: Brunchs served Saturday and Sunday from 10 am
Twitter: @The_Teahouse

TAPshack – Sunset Beach

Photo courtesy Tap Shack

Photo courtesy TAPshack

The former Pirate Pub spot tucked under the Burrard Bridge is a hop, skip, and a jump from Sunset Beach. At the weekend brunch goers will find a concise menu at this new concept from Tap & Barrel, featuring French Toast, Pulled Bacon Benny, a Veggie Benny, Philly Cheesesteak Hash, Steak and Eggs, and the Tap Breakfast — TAPshack’s version of a big breakfast.

Address: 1012 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-676-2337
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
Twitter: @TAPshackeatery

The Local – Kits Beach

The Local Public Eatery is an obvious choice but we had to include it. The casual beachside sports bar has a hugely popular patio across the road from Kits beach. It’s always packed, for good reason, so be prepared to wait for a spot. Whatever your hankering, check out The Local’s brunch menu, which features a Fried Egg Sandwich, Banana Pancakes, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict, and more. Throw back the eatery’s signature El Caesar, which is served in a novelty glass boot.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3589
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
Twitter: @localkits

The Galley – Jericho Beach

The Galley at the Jericho Sailing Centre is open from 9 am every day. Not only is this casual dining destination set right on the beach, but patrons will get a fantastic view of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains, Bowen Island, and the Strait of Georgia. On Saturdays and Sundays look for breakfast/brunch specials, including The Galley Breakfast, Sockeye Salmon Omelet, and Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes, available until 11:30 am.

Address: 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-222-1331
Brunch: Brunch plates served Saturday and Sunday till 11:30 am
Twitter: @galleypatio

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