We all know that brunch is for feasting. While some days call for a plate of Eggs Benny, others simply demand a juicy, fully loaded brunch-inspired burger.
Stuffed with juicy meat patties, bacon strips, runny eggs, and crisp hash brown patties, here are our tastiest picks for where to find delicious brunch burgers in Vancouver.
Craving a little bit of fat, crunch, and salt at brunch? Don’t miss L’Abattoir’s Breakfast Burger, which is made up of a quarter pound patty, hash brown patty, fried egg, cheese, lettuce and a special homemade sauce. At $15 this towering beast of a burger is a flavour-packed meaty sensation.
Address: 217 Carrall Street
Comprised of a Pemberton Meadows beef patty, Village Cheese Works cheddar, caramelized onions, house relish, iceberg lettuce, tomato slices, a fried egg, and brunch spuds, Belgard Kitchen’s brunch burger will get your taste buds revving. Mimosas will keep you well- hydrated.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue
If you find yourself “Upstairs at Campagnolo” for brunch consider sinking your teeth into the restaurant’s infamous “Dirty Burger.” Generally served on a Scottish Bap (a soft, floury bun) Upstairs at Campagnolo’s brunch burger is loaded with a 40 day dry aged beef patty (ground in-house), American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and the restaurant’s secret sauce. It is a deliciously messy affair, especially if you choose to add a perfectly runny egg into the already hearty mix.
Address: 1020 Main Street, Strathcona
Dockside’s hearty brunch burger is composed of a thick patty formed in-house, using a mix that’s heavy on certified Angus chuck. It’s then topped with thick cut bacon, sharp cheddar, and served with the restaurant’s hand cut double cooked fries.
Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island
In addition to an array of enticing brunch time essentials, patrons at Edible Canada will find a delicious juicy burger listed on the weekend brunch menu. A chopped brisket, short rib, and beef chuck patty sandwiched between a soft brioche bun and topped with bourbon and bacon jam will have you licking your lips in anticipation for the meal that’s about to be inhaled. While a moreish side of Duck Fat Frites will seal the deal.
Address: 1596 Johnston Street, Granville Island
While Red Wagon’s brunch burger leans more towards a lunch time offering than a breakfast one, it is a mighty tasty feature that is definitely worth mentioning. The East Hastings Street’s humble brunch burger rendition is composed of a perfectly cooked Pemberton Meadows beef patty, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Add an egg or some back bacon for the full brunch effect.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street
Beach Bay Cafe’s brunch burger is mouthwateringly good. It is a little more lunch-y than it is breakfast-y, consisting of chicken thighs from Inner City Farms marinated in buttermilk, smoked paprika, ground cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds. The chicken is marinated for three to five days, and then coated with instant mashed potato flakes with polenta. The chicken is deep fried and served on a brioche bun, along with onion jam, fresh tomato, lettuce, and mayo.
Address: 1193 Denman Street
Downtown’s brunch-centric Café Medina offers a Harissa “Burger” on their menu. However, it isn’t one in the traditional sense of the word. It features two fried eggs, preserved lemon and harissa-spiced beef in a grilled pita along with parmesan, tomato salsa, spiced hummus, baba ganoush, and seasonal greens. While the dish does not fit the “burger norm” it certainly packs a punch.
Address: 780 Richards Street, Downtown