There is nothing better than waking up on a Saturday to realize it’s the weekend! Time for brunch! Brunch is a favorite past time for Vancouverites and the city has gotten itself on the map for some of the tastiest spots to enjoy with some friends to get your weekend started. We’ve rounded up 25 of the best for you.
1. Café MedinaPerpetually at the top of the list is this waffle making, egg making, the sophisticated delight of a restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Café Medina has an expansive menu and offers tasty drinks to accompany them. Be sure to get there early though!
Address: 780 Richards St
2. The Templeton
This funky spot gives you the best diner vibes as you tuck into massive portions at this funky downtown joint.
Address: 1087 Granville St
3. The Red Wagon
This long-standing establishment is tucked away in East Van and is the best place for comfort food and huge portions. They even offer pulled pork pancakes…for breakfast! Get in on the fun with this all-day menu.
Address: 2296 E Hastings St
4. Twisted Fork Bistro
If you’re a fan of French fare, you’ll love the offerings at the Twisted Fork Bistro.
Address: 213 Carrall St
Phone: 604-568 0749
5. The Jam CaféOpen for other meals of the day, brunch is one of the best times to enjoy a meal at this bustling hip café. From perfectly fluffy pancakes to delicious bennys and even Chicken French toasts, there is something on the menu for all tastes.
Address: 556 Beatty St
6. The Acorn
Nestled on upper Main Street, this local favourite has a creative and exciting brunch on offer. With a focus on natural and local, the dishes are unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere. The food here is all plant-based and with a focus on health and taste!
Address: 3995 Main St
7. Nero Beligum Waffle Bar
With a focus on fresh, local and specialty items from the waffle capital itself, Belgium, this quirky restaurant offers a full menu of sweet and savoury waffles accompanied by both hot and cold drinks!
Address: 1002 Seymour St
8. Red Umbrella Café
This sweet spot is located on the bustling Davie street and is only a couple minutes walk from the sea for a post-brunch stroll. The menu is expansive considering the small size of the café and you’ll be sure to enjoy the friendly customer service.
Address: 1707 Davie St
9. Cora Breakfast and Lunch
Cora is a nationwide breakfast spot and is known for its sunshiney colours, good vibes, and yummy food. Their menus are massive with the ability to swap and change their items so its exactly to your tasting!
Address: 1368 Robson St
10. Bandidas Taqueria
Eggs tacos for breakfast? The home of creative Mexican fare! This family-friendly spot serves up impressive and memorable dishes. The portions are food and even better, its all Vegetarian!
Address: 2781 Commercial Dr
11. Heirloom Vegetarian
This mount pleasant favourite has a stellar brunch that caters to vegan and vegetarian. The portions are generous and the food is always fresh and impressive!
Address: 1509 W 12th Ave
12. Aphrodite’s Organic Café
This bustling location is the place to go for brunch on the weekend. With friendly service, delicious and creative food with modifications to each dish available, you can dine with anyone!
Address: 3598 W 4th Ave
13. YolksEgg fans, unite. At Yolks the main event is egg, eggs, eggs! With delicious options like buttermilk friend chicken egg benny, grilled portobello mushroom and selection of sweet dishes, too the menu is bound to impress.
Address: 546 W Broadway
14. Paul’s Omelettery Restaurant
This traditional breakfast joint offers wonderful comfort dishes in a laid back environment offering an expansive menu.
Address: 2211 Granville St
15. The Breakfast Table
Aptly named, gather round the Breakfast Table for traditional eats including egg bennies, omelets, and breakfast bowls.
Address: 3014 Granville St
16. Sophies Cosmic Café
This one of a kind retro diner is must see when in Vancouver. Offering huge and tasty portions in a memorable setting, it will quickly become a favourite!
Address: 2095 W 4th Ave
Phone: 604-732 6810
17. Score on Davie
This bustling neighbourhood bar serves up a mean brunch on the weekend, specially catered to anyone nursing a hangover as they are most famous for their creative and memorable ceasars!
Address: 1262 Davie St
18. De Dutch
Serving up brunch since 1975, this dutch inspired diner serves up all sorts of creative fair including dutch benedict’s, hash and eggs, French toast and much more!
Address: 1055 Canada Place
19. The Union
On weekends, this industrial – chic hub that serves up Pan – Asian treats its guests to brunch! The food is crafty including the likes of a Vegan Backpacker Breakfast, Korean Street Toasts, Nasi Goreng, Bao Bun Bennies and much more
Address: 219 Union St
20. Belgard KitchenThis lavish location is a great place to enjoy the most important meal of the day! Here you can dig into steak and eggs, maple bourbon pork belly, stout sausage skillet and more.
Address: 55 Dunlevy
21. Jules Bistro
Head to beautiful France with a visit to Jules Bistro this weekend. This gastown spot does delicious brunch well and pairs the meal with freshly baked mini butter croissants and jam! Theres something for everyone at this special spot. Bon Appetit!
Address: 216 Abbott St
Wildebeest is the spot for meat-eaters to dig into a hearty brunch focused on local supplies and ingredients from British Columbia farms. Plus, their brunch cocktail list does not disappoint!
Address: 120 W Hastings St
23. Café ZenThis cosy local jaunt serves up casual, non-fuss fair with impressive portions in a home-cooked, relaxed environment. It draws in quite the crowd on the weekends so be sure to arrive in time!
Address: 1631 Yew St
24. The Naam
The Naam is a casual and long-time institute in Vancouver for vegetarians and vegans. The restaurant is lively for brunch and the portions are delicious, natural and large!
Address: 2724 W 4th Ave
25. Deacons Corner in Kits
This cosy and cheerful spot is a sweet spot for a brunch meal located in the heart of Kitsilano. From comfort food such as a pulled pork Montecristo to a veggie scramble, you’ll be impressed by the large menu
Address: 3189 West Broadway