13 places to get the ultimate Vancouver brunch dishes

Jun 12 2019, 10:31 am

Jam Cafe

Vancourites are obsessed with Jam Cafe’s all day breakfast menu and are willing to wait upwards of 40 minutes in line to get their fill. Jam Cafe’s menu is arguably all epic, but if we had to narrow it down to a single ultimate dish, we would say the Fried Chicken French Toast is deserving of the title. Thick cut brioche toast serves as the base for a fried chicken breast, pickled cabbage, jalapeño sour cream, and an amazing maple bourbon BBQ glaze. Did we mention Jam Cafe also has red velvet pancakes?

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-1992

Address: 2153 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3350

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OEB – Yaletown


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The humble poutine has long been considered Canada’s national dish and OEB has recognized our obsession of squeaky cheese curds, gravy, and potatoes. OEB has dedicated an entire section of its menu to breakfast poutine. The Gold Digga Poutine swaps french fries for herbed potatoes which receive a generous topping of Quebec cheese curds, Berkshire roast pork, black truffles, hollandaise, and poached eggs. If you are partial to sweet eats for brunch, OEB’s Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This is a New York Style cheesecake stuffed french toast with a drizzle of Bailey’s creme anglaise. 

Address: 1137 Marinaside Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3447

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The Red Wagon


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Nestled along East Hastings, Red Wagon Cafe has long been a tried and true breakfast gem in Vancouver. Its signature Pulled Pork Pancakes are not just any ordinary stack of flapjacks. These are three fluffy buttermilk pancakes layered with juicy pulled pork, a pat of butter, and a generous serving of Jack Daniel’s infused maple syrup.

Address: 2296 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-4565

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Conveniently located around the corner from the Chinatown SkyTrain station in a beautiful exposed brick building is Chambar Restaurant. The Paella is a must-try and is unique to Chamber’s weekend brunch menu. Served in a piping hot cast iron pan, the Paella comes with curried orzo, a fried egg, a hot Spanish chorizo, charred tomato salsa, and fresh cucumber. This rich flavourful paella is unique to Chambar’s brunch menu. 

Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-7119

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Nelson the Seagull


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Nelson the Seagull is home to Vancouver’s quintessential and ultimate hipster breakfast: The Avo Toast. There is no denying the avocado toast is easy to execute, so what makes Nelson the Seagull’s version stand out?  The thick cut pieces of buttered sourdough are baked fresh daily in-house before receiving a generous layer of fresh avocado. For more protein, ask for a poached egg. 

Address: 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-5776

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The Parlour


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On weekend mornings, Parlour’s custom Wood Stone pizza oven cooks up their signature brunch Benedict Pizzas. Their Classic Eggs Benedict pizza arrives at your table hot out of the oven with the cheese still bubbling topped with two poached eggs, black forest ham, mozzarella, hollandaise sauce, and tomato sauce.

Address: 1011 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-3322

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The Naam


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In the heart of Kitsilano, The Naam is a 24-hour haven for vegetarian grub lovers. During brunch, order the Naam Special Breakfast, a massive feast of two eggs, two whole-wheat pancakes, a choice of veggie sausage or Seven-Star strips (a grilled Seven-Star burger patty cut into strips), and a pile of home fries with miso gravy. If you are looking for a completely plant-based meal, the eggs and whole-wheat pancakes can be substituted for vegan pancakes.

Address: 2724 West 4 Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-7151

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NaMì Food Cart


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For something different, look no further than NaMi’s cobalt blue Vietnamese Food Cart, which can be spotted at the corner of West Georgia and Granville in downtown Vancouver. Its Breakfast Bánh Mi is made with scrambled eggs, crisp cured pork belly slices, a smear each of Pâté, lemongrass chili aioli, a dash of soy sauce, and all the usual fixings of a usual Bánh Mi.

Address: Corner of West Georgia and Granville Street, Vancouver


Chewies Biscuit Co.


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Chewies Biscuit Co. is serious about its biscuits, which is why their flakey decadent buttermilk biscuits are made from scratch every day. The biscuit sandwiches are the crowning glory here and they come in a variety of combinations that include sausage, sunny side up eggs, bacon, fried chicken, cheese, and rich, decadent sausage gravy. You can find this biscuit heaven in the Kitsilano.

Address: 2822 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9996

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Café Medina


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Off of Richards Street is the Mediterranean-inspired bistro, Medina, that makes a limited quantity of their infamous Liege-style waffles every day. What really makes the waffles exciting at Medina are the numerous dips and toppings to choose from. You can go fruity with a berry compote or sophisticated their white chocolate pistachio rosewater dip. You will certainly find your Liege waffle and dip of your dreams at Medina. 

Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-3114

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Fable Diner


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Pancakes are a versatile breakfast food that can be a vessel for tasty toppings and at Fable Diner, two fluffy pancakes are topped with roasted duck meat, kimchi, green onion, kewpie mayonnaise, and a pile of “crispy business.” While you are Fable Diner, you might as well wash it down with one of their many signature thick ice cream milkshakes.

Address: 151 E Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-3463

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Their There


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This popular cafe and sweet spot along West 4th Avenue is the sister spot to the much-loved AnnaLena Restaurant, so it goes without saying that its food is on point. The Classic Breakfast Sandwich is drool-worthy and stacked with thick-cut pieces of bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, sprouts, and the secret creamy delicious house sauce.

Address: 2042 West 4 Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-8828



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Yolk’s knows how to make an exquisite egg, but this spot also makes a wild French toast piled with toppings. Thick-cut slices of brioche French toast are stacked with bananas, candied walnuts, whipped cream, and a silky salted caramel sauce. If you are craving blueberries, they also offer a blueberries and real whipped cream french toast.

Address: 1598 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-9655

Address: 546 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-9655

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