Best weekday breakfast spots in Vancouver

Jun 1 2016, 11:57 pm

Don’t feel like holding out until the weekend to get your eggs benny fix? Then keep on reading, as we’ve listed Vancouver’s best spots to enjoy top-notch breakfast fare on weekdays.

1. Yolk’s Breakfast

Jess Fleming / Daily Hive

Jess Fleming / Daily Hive

There’s a reason why Yolk’s Breakfast is held in such high regards amongst foodies here in Van; the casual eatery serves up reliably good brekkie fare every day of the week. Whether you order from Yolk’s downtown food truck or from either of the egg-centric restaurant’s fixed locations, you’re promised perfectly cooked poached eggs on each and every visit.

Address: 2 locations in Vancouver, Yolk’s food truck can most often be found at 500 Burrard Street at West Pender Street.
Instagram: @yolksbreakfast

2. Catch 122 Café Bistro

Breakfast at Gastown’s Catch 122 is not just limited to the weekend. From Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, this contemporary Canadian eatery dishes up a range of delicious breakfast plates. You can make reservations for breakfast on weekdays here, so it’s a great spot for a breakfast meeting – AKA the best kind of meeting.

Address: 122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @catch122

3. Café Medina

Café Medina's Liege Waffles (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Café Medina’s Liege Waffles (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

The line out the door every morning is your first tip-off that Café Medina serves a delicious breakfast. Melding together Mediterranean-inspired bistro fare, exceptional coffee (lavender latte – yes please) and a seemingly endless supply of fresh, hot Liege waffles, the Richards Street café certainly serves up a scrumptious and memorable morning feed.

Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @medinacafe

4. Chambar

With excellent food, a gorgeous interior, and a warm and welcoming ambience, Chambar ticks all the right boxes when you’re looking for a stylish spot to enjoy a delicious weekday breakfast. Served from 8 am to 11:30 am Monday to Friday, Chambar’s brekkie options include an omelette of the day, spicy sausage paella, grilled merguez tagine, and a Fricassé, composed of braised short ribs, balsamic cippolini onions, potatoes, watercress, fried eggs, and applewood smoked cheddar.

Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @chambar_restaurant

5. Twisted Fork Bistro

Gruyere baked eggs (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Gruyere baked eggs (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Dishing up such generous and affordable helpings of breakfast/brunch from 8 am seven days a week, Twisted Fork has become an incredibly popular dining destination. With a no reservation policy, brekkie enthusiasts who don’t turn up to Twisted Fork early are near guaranteed a wait time.

Address: 1147 Granville Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @twistedforkbistro

6. The Red Wagon

Brought to you by chef/owner Brad Miller, this unpretentious neighbourhood joint dishes up a range of mouthwatering temptations for brekkie that will please both sweet and savoury eaters. Open from 8 am Monday to Friday, The Red Wagon offers diners the choice between buttermilk pancakes, a variety of Eggs Benny plates, Crisp Pork Belly, Breakfast Sandwiches, Tofu Scramble, and more.

Address: 2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @redwagoncafe

7. The Birds & The Beets

This charming Powell Street eatery offers a small selection of breakfast eats, in addition to hearty sandwiches, and green salads. While these are selling points in themselves, there’s also the added bonus that The Birds & The Beets serves a range of caffeinated beverages, using beans from Bows & Arrows and Matchstick Coffee, which they start pouring from 7 am during the week.

Address: 55 Powell Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @birdsandbeets

8. Acme Café

At Acme Café you’ll find a concise breakfast menu listing the usual brekkie suspects, which is served all day every day. The diner-style restaurant whips up dishes like a free-range egg frittata, Baked Eggs Benny, a European-style breakfast plate, and ham and cheese croissants. With a range of homemade pies prepared daily, you’ll want to make sure you leave room for dessert.

Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @acmecafevancouver

9. Forage

Buttermilk pancakes (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Buttermilk pancakes (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Early rises searching for a hearty morning feed should look no further than Forage. Located on Robson Street, this well-established eatery opens its doors at 6:30 am, Monday through to Friday, for a breakfast seating. The serve everything from buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberries to a double-fried pork cutlet sandwich.

Address: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @foragevancouver

10. Thyme to Indulge

Start your morning off right with a range of classic breakfast plates at Thyme to Indulge bistro. The modest Main Street locale offers healthy eats, such as house-made granola and half baked grapefruit, alongside more comforting meals, like Crispy Bacon with Crusted Poached Eggs. This eatery operates from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm and it is open for all-day breakfast everry day.

Address: 2858 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @thymetoindulgebistro

11. Sophie’s Cosmic Café

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With brightly coloured kitschy décor, Sophie’s Comic Café pulls a crowd for both its eccentric interior (gizmos and gadgets cover the eatery’s yellow walls) and sizeable meals. Breakfast is dished up daily, from 8 am to 5 pm, and includes a variety of breakfast essentials.

Address: 2095 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram: @sophiescosmiccafe


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