5 easy breakfast spots near the Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver

Nov 29 2019, 8:39 pm

Get out your mittens and toques, Vancouver, because The Santa Claus Parade is back in town this weekend.

Santa is hitting the streets of Vancouver on Sunday, December 1 at noon, and we want you to be prepared – AKA not hangry and desperate watching the festivities on the streets.

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Over 300,000 spectators are expected to crowd around the parade route this year, which starts at West Georgia and Broughton Street and ends at Howe and Davie Street.

To ensure your hunger doesn’t get the best of you, head to one of these open-early and relatively cheap spots near the parade so you can grab a filling breakfast beforehand – because nothing puts you in the holiday spirit more than stuffing yourself with waffles and coffee.

Here are some affordable places to head for breakfast before the Santa Claus Parade.

1931 Gallery Bistro

1931 Gallery Bistro

Quiche (Courtesy 1931 Gallery Bistro)

Brand new and ready for all your breakfast needs, 1931 Gallery Bistro’s brunch runs on the weekend from 10 am to noon. Whether it’s a quiche, waffles, or eggs Benedict that you’re after, this spot has you covered.

Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Open: 10 am


Nero Belgian Waffle Bar – Robson


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Just a few blocks from the beginning of the parade, Nero Belgian Waffle Bar on Robson is waiting for you. Fill up on waffles, coffee, and juice at the eatery or grab a box to-go if you’re running late.

Address: 1703 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-839-1239
Open: 9 am


White Spot


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White Spot’s breakfast and brunch menus are served bright and early, which is ideal for those looking to get a head start and secure a prime spot for spectating. Head to the West Georgia location to really get ahead of the game.

Address: 1616 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-8034
Opens: 6:30 am

Address: 405 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-4581
Open: 8 am

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The Templeton


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The Templeton has a jukebox, free-range egg omelettes, bacon, and even a little box of Kellogg’s cereal if you’re into something simple. This is the perfect place to cozy up for a breakfast of champions (the kind your mom used to make).

Address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-4612
Open: 8:30 am


Breka Bakery & Cafe


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For those extremely dedicated to getting the best possible spot for the parade, Breka on Bute is open 24/7 and may be where you want to head for breakfast. Even if you’re up before the sun you can grab a coffee, muffin, croissant, or a doughnut to prep for the big guy in red.

Address: 818 Bute Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-8200
Open: 24/7

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