6 Vancouver brunch spots to try right now

Aug 24 2016, 1:24 am

With a staggering amount of cafes and restaurants offering delicious, reasonably priced brunch plates, as well as an enticing range of mid-morning cocktails, it’s no wonder that Vancouverites love to brunch on the weekend.

Whether you’re after a strong coffee, a fiery Caesar, or a (downright sinful) buttery Eggs Benedict, check out our brunch guide listing six Vancouver brunch spots to hit up right now.

La Mezcaleria

Huevos Divorciados (Jess Fleming/ Daily Hive)

Huevos Divorciados (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Some of the best Mexican food in Vancouver can be found at La Mezcaleria. The menu is adventurous, refined, and features dishes inspired by traditional Mexican recipes. Brunch is no exception to this. Brunch goers can enjoy Chilaquiles (house tortilla chips smothered in salsa verde with refried black beans and a sunny side up egg), Huevos Divorciados (aka Divorced Eggs–a dish composed of two sunny side up free-range eggs divorced by refried beans), Huevos Con Chorizo (scrambled free-range eggs with ground chorizo), and a range of enticing libations, including a Mezcal Mimosa, which is dangerously easy to drink.

Address: 1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-8226

Address: 68 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR

Bao Down Gastropub + Raw Bar

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Jess Fleming/Daily Hive

Not only does Bao Down bring to the table a wide range of innovative brunch plates, it also offers an inviting and relaxed space to kick back and enjoy a late-morning meal with friends. With funky tunes playing in the background, sublime cocktails, terrific breakfast-inspired bao buns, and a neon-coloured street art wall mural, Bao Down offers a setting and brunch menu not found elsewhere in the city.

Address: 115 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-5226
Twitter: @baodowngastro


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Ciabatta French Toast (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

This Denman Street eatery offers a stellar brunch/lunch. While dinner features an ever-evolving list of dishes, Ritual’s brunch menu is fairly consistent. It includes Huevos Rancheros, Ciabatta French Toast (made with freshly baked bread), Pulled Pork Eggs Benny, The Ritual Burger, and the Instagramable wonder that is the Cornbread Waffle Sandwich.

Address: 774 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7722
Twitter: @ritualYVR

Jam Cafe

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Fried Chicken Eggs Benny (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

The food at Jam Cafe is top notch, as anyone who willingly waits in line for a table will attest, too. Big, beautiful plates take breakfast to a fresh level of fun, melding the most important meal of the day with culinary staples. Dig into a Charlie Bowl, Pulled Pork Pancakes, or their Fried Chicken Eggs Benny.

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


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Jess Fleming/Daily Hive

In line with the restaurant’s tasting menu concept, brunch at Mission involves a set menu and encourages patrons to sit down, unwind, and be fed by the restaurant’s talented chefs. Not only do the plates offered stray away from conventional brunch items (think raisin and cranberry toast, a hearty slab of pork terrine, and a wilted kale salad), but the serving style is totally unique. Indeed, the meal is served harvest-style to the group, a serving manner not seen elsewhere in the city.

Address: 2042 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-739-2042
Twitter: @missionkits

Charlie’s Little Italian

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The Fat Charlie (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

While most people know Charlie’s Little Italian as a casual nighttime haunt serving up heaping bowls of pasta, come the weekend the Main Street spot goes full throttle and offers diners a delectable range of mid-morning temptations. Taking its cue from the restaurant’s Italian roots, Charlie’s Saturday and Sunday brunch menu features traditional brunch dishes with an Italian twist — think polenta and eggs, a breakfast calzone, a hearty meatball sandwich, Italian hash, and more.

Address: 2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-877-8582
Twitter: @CharliesVan

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