Eggs Benedict: An indulgent and often decadent dish comprised of bread, meat or veggies, a fantastically gooey poached egg poised to burst with a prick of a fork, and topped with a rich Hollandaise sauce. In other words, it’s a great way to start your day.
Whether you prefer more classic versions of this tempting brunch staple or playful renditions, there are plenty of terrific Eggs Benny dishes in Vancouver.
Here are our picks for where to find the best Eggs Benedict in Vancouver.
Plot out your chart to Eggs Benedict happiness at Yolk’s sit-down restaurants by choosing what you want to pair your poached eggs with (double smoked bacon, honey ham, or portobello mushroom), and pick to have ’em “Benedict Style.”
Address: 1298 East Hastings Street
Phone: 604-428-YOLK (9655)
Address: 546 West Broadway
Phone: 604-559-YOLK (9655)
Using locally-sourced ingredients, AnnaLena offers beef brisket, tuna belly, bacon, and veggie Eggs Benny varieties. Served on a toasted English muffin, each Eggs Benny is adorned with their own unique Hollandaise sauce, take for instance the beef brisket, which has been thoughtfully paired with a grainy Dijon Hollandaise.
Address: 1809 West 1st Avenue, Kitsilano
UPDATE 05/04/16: AnnaLena has announced that their brunch service will end on Sunday, May 8.
Score one…or three…for originality, for the trio of “Bao Bun Bennies” at The Union, each of which plays on classic Asian flavours, served on fluffy steamed bao buns and topped with a creamy Hollandaise sauce.
Address: 219 Union Street, Chinatown
This prime farm-to-table brunch spot owned by Top Chef Canada vet Trevor Bird has three kinds of Eggs Benedict on the menu all made with olive oil Hollandaise. Choose from ham, spinach, or the fish feature (and hope for the smoked trout).
Address: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano
Meat isn’t a must for an Eggs Benny. At one of Vancouver’s best vegetarian restaurants, Heirloom, they make the most out of veggies by offering several variations on the classic, including their Roasted Red Pepper Benny, with rennet-free goat cheese, herbs, cracked pepper, and chives. Don’t forget to ask about the kitchen’s seasonally-inspired Eggs Benny feature available Monday to Friday.
Address: 1509 West 12th Avenue, South Granville
Dive into one of Beach Bay Café’s delicious Eggs Benedict creations. Every weekend diners can expect to find perfectly cooked poached eggs topped with a light Hollandaise, cozied up to a crisp potato rosti, a vibrant and fresh-tasting apple fennel salad, and one of these four options: kale and mushroom, smoked salmon, ham, or a mild chorizo. Depending on what Executive Chef Felix Zhou has at hand, diners may even find the choice of scallops on the specials menu.
Address: 1193 Denman Street, West End
Brunch-time diners can do some mixing and matching with their Twisted Fork Eggs Benny, which are served on brioche toast. Build it up with whatever “filler” you choose, from maple turkey sausage to smoked salmon, ham or bacon, or veggie options like roasted tomato.
Address: 1147 Granville Street, Downtown
There are a whopping 15 choices in the Benny column on the Café Zen menu, and what’s even better is you can do your own combos of ingredients like chorizo, avocado, crab, peameal bacon, and much more.
Address: 1631 Yew Street, West End
Sure, you can tuck into a traditional Eggs Benedict at Jethro’s, but this quirky daytime-only restaurant with two locations keeps things interesting with their Papas Eggs Benedict (made with crispy potato skins instead of an English Muffin) or the La Nina (grilled corn cake Benedict with Tex-Mex chili).
Address: 3455 Fraser Street
Address: 420 Dunbar Street
Decked out with retro furnishings this casual daytime diner offers a huge selection of Egg Benny renditions. Enjoy the eatery’s Hawaiian Benny, built on grilled pineapple and ham, or the Elvis Benny, complete with cheddar cheese, back bacon, bacon, turkey bacon.
Address: 2649 West Broadway, Kitsilano