18 places to have weekday breakfast in Vancouver

Jan 14 2017, 7:30 am

It’s Breakfast Week! We’re serving up a heaping plateful of delicious stories about the most important meal of the day–and where to get it in Vancouver. 

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 from Monday to Friday.

Here are 18 places to get breakfast on a weekday in Vancouver.

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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

12. Hawksworth Restaurant 

Head to Hawksworth Monday to Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 am for their selection of small plates and delicious breakfast mains. Offerings at this spot include eggs benedict, a traditional English breakfast, steak and eggs, and brioche French toast.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @hawksworthrest

13. YEW seafood + bar

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Inside the Four Seasons Vancouver, YEW restaurant offers breakfast from 7 to 11:30 am. With a quinoa brûlée, egg white frittata, eggs benedicts, and a selection of waffles, pancakes, and French toast – you’re definitely going to leave a YEW brekkie full and happy.

Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

14. 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 in for a breakfast of champions (the kind your mom used to make). Open at 9 am daily.

Address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver

15. Jam Cafe

Go to Jam Cafe early to beat the line and get your epic breakfast. If you grab your first meal of the day at this spot – especially the Charlie Bowl, Pulled Pork Pancakes, or their Fried Chicken Eggs Benny – you’ll be full the entire day. Jam Cafe is open at 8 am daily.

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @jamcafeyvr

16. Jethro’s Fine Grub

Jethro’s Bute Street location opens at 6 am, and their Dunbar Street and Fraser Street locations open at 8 am, so there is ample opportunity to head to this spot no matter what part of the city you’re in. Jethro’s sweet and savoury offerings include classics like huevos rancheros and a selection of benedicts including smoked salmon and crab cake, along with a stellar selection of waffles, pancakes, and French toast options.

Address3 locations in Vancouver
Instagram: @jethrosfinegrub

17. Nelson the Seagull

Open Monday to Friday at 8 am, Nelson the Seagull is a great place for breakfast if you love avocado toast. You can also enjoy Muesli and a variety of sides like roasted tomato, mushrooms, and roast beef.

Address: 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @nelsontheseagull

18. Smile Diner

Ham and Eggs (Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive)

This eclectic diner on Pender is al about the three main sections on their menu: Canadian, Chinese, and Breakfast…served all day. Basic eggs, hashbrowns, meat, and toast dishes are available, along with omelettes, French Toast, and hotcakes, for a decent price.

Address: 424 West Pender Street, Vancouver


With files from Jess Fleming and Lindsay William-Ross

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