Best Brunch in Vancouver

Vancouver is home to many good brunch spots. Those listed below are in a different category: they are outstanding. Determining who makes the list is easy. I’m either blown away or I’m not.

Each restaurant is to die for in its own way, though each offers 1) incredible, mainly local, quality food 2) great, friendly, timely service 3) a sense of aesthetic and/or ambiance.

Best Brunch in Downtown Vancouver

Twisted Fork Bistro Brunch

Twisted Fork Bistro

1147 Granville St | 604-568-0749 $$ | Brunch

A cozy, bustling brunch joint serving homemade-style dishes, often paired with their own freshly baked bread. Expect a line-up.

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Yew Four Seasons Lunch

Yew Restaurant + Bar

791 W Georgia St | 604.692.4939 $$$ | Seafood

The perfect seafood-centric special occasion spot (large groups welcome) offering a varied menu of rich and healthy options. Set within the Four Seasons.

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New Cafe Medina Richards

Café Medina

780 Richards St | 604-879-3114 $$ | Belgian

Arguably Vancouver's most popular brunch spot specializing in belgian waffles (with a slew of delectables sauces to choose from) and lavender lattes.

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Best Brunch in Gastown, Crosstown & Railtown

Secret Location Gastown

Secret Location

1 Water St. | 604-685-0090 $$$ | European

An impeccably luxurious room fit for the queen – perfect for brunch with the girls. Try any of Pastry Chef Kira Desmond's, highly creative, unique desserts.

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Ask For Luigi Brunch

Ask For Luigi

305 Alexander St | 604-428-2544 $$ | Italian

Italian brunch done right in a small, simple room. The bread is made in-house, free-range eggs are luscious with near-fluorescent orange yolks and coffees are expertly made by Chris Giannakos of Revolver.

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Tuc Craft Kitchen Interior

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 W Cordova St | 604-559-8999 $$ | Comfort Food

A big room, great for groups, offering comforting meat dishes like Lamb & Eggs and Crispy Chicken and Waffles. Care where ingredients are from? Check their site for a list of suppliers (most local). Wash brunch down with a Lavender, Rosemary or Salted Caramel latte.

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Calabash Bistro Dining Room

Calabash Bistro

428 Carrall St | 604-568-5882 $$ | Caribbean

Cozy, friendly vibes and well-portioned, deliciously Jamaican brunch. Think egg bowls with coconut rundown hollandaise and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.

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Belgard Couch

Belgard Kitchen

55 Dunlevy Ave | 604-566-1989 $$ | Fusion

The transition from your couch to brunch is made especially easy thanks to Belgard's oversized, super-comfy leather couch and comforting brunch dishes like the Salmon Gravlax Hash and the Health Nut Breakfast Bowl.

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Nelson the Seagull Gastown

Nelson the Seagull

315 Carrall St | 604-681-5776 $ | Lunch

Simple and perfect. Cozy up on a comfy couch or antique chair for a thick slice of sourdough avocado toast and a latte made with Nelson's own almond milk. The South African brother sister team running this joint have an especially good eye for style and flavour.

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Best Brunch in Kitsilano and Point Grey

Jethro's Fine Grub

3420 Dunbar St | 604-569-3441 $$ | Breakfast/Brunch

Wonderfully outrageous menu and portion sizes, as featured on Diner’s Drive-ins & Dives. Try the Chocolate Banana Bread French Toast.

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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro Interior

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

2741 W 4th Ave | 604-558-1965 $$ | West Coast

Cozy cabin-style feel complete with an oversized fireplace – seafood is Ocean Wise, meat is local and hormone-free.

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Abigail's Party

1651-1699 Yew St | 604-739-467 $$ | West Coast

Tiny, hugely popular brunch-centric location that epitomizes the casual neighbourhood vibe.

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Aphrodites Organic Cafe

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe

3598 W 4th Ave | 604-733-8308 $$$ | Canadian

A casual neighorhood bakery restaurant with an entirely organic menu. Health-focused brunch plates (gluten free, vegan options) are wonderfully sloppy, delicious and filling. But be sure to save room for pie -- they've got load of tempting flavours to choose from.

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Best Brunch on Granville Island

Edible Canada Brunch

Edible Canada Bistro

1597 Johnston St | 604-682-6681 $$ | West Coast

The perfect destination for your out-of-town guests. The eight-item menu is rich with Canadian classics and local ingredients. Try the Wild Mushroom Eggs Benny and sit on the patio.

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Best Brunch in South Granville

Birds Nest Brunch Underground Dining

The Birds Nest

Secret | $$ | Brunch

A most charming, off-the-radar brunch destination perfect for private occasions. This is real home-cooking (complete with fantastic home-made bread) set within an eclectic French-style apartment. Still hungry? Seconds available!

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The Farmer's Apprentice

1535 W 6th Ave | 604-620-2070 $$ | Local

Proof that a seriously good dinner restaurant can also be an excellent brunch spot. Expect feel-good music, a cozy room and real fresh-squeezed orange juice set out on the counter beside the breakfast pies. Menu changes weekly. Open for brunch on Saturdays only.

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Heirloom Vegetarian Interior

Heirloom Vegetarian

1509 W 12th Ave | 604-733-2231 $$ | Vegetarian

A spacious, well-lit room designed as beautifully as its locally sourced vegetarian food. Try the chia bowl with vanilla cashew cream or an ‘Eggs Benedictish’ with whole grain tempeh instead of eggs.

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West Restaurant South Granville

West Restaurant

2881 Granville St | 604-738-8938 $$$$ | Local

An exquisite fine dining brunch experience featuring a seven-item menu using high end, local ingredients. The kind of spot where ‘fresh squeezed orange juice’ actually means ‘fresh squeezed orange juice’ (done before your eyes at the bar).

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Best Brunch in the West End

La Brasserie Brunch

La Brasserie

1091 Davie St | 604-568-6499 $$ | Franco-German Bistro

A 35-seat Franco-German neighborhood bistro serving expertly-crafted French and German comfort food. Dark wood tables and chairs and a stained-glass Tiffany chandelier create
a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Best Brunch in and around Main Street and Mount Pleasant

El Camino Brunch

El Camino's

3250 Main St | 604-875-6246 $$ | Latin American

A fun, casual joint serving generously-portioned Latin American dishes made with organic free range eggs, humanely-raised meats and sustainable seafood.

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Burdock and Co Interior

Burdock & Co

2702 Main St | 604-879-0077 $$ | Local

Chef Andrea Carlson’s relationship with local suppliers ensures that only the best arrives at the table, whether sourced from one of Vancouver’s nearby farms or a downtown urban garden. Burdock & Co. serves refined dishes crafted from organic ingredients.

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Thyme to Indulge Bistro

Thyme to Indulge

2858 Main St | 604-877-1760 $$ | Brunch

A charming little joint with friendly service, local ingredients and indulgent brunch dishes, like Crispy Bacon Crusted Poached Eggs and Ocean Wise Smoked Salmon Bennies. Wash it all down with well-chosen Milano Coffee or Tea Forte.

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Chicha Peruvian Brunch

Chicha

136 E Broadway St | 604-620-3963 $ | Modern Peruvian

An extremely unique brunch menu offering excellent twists on Peruvian classics. Choose from huevos benedicts, veggie-centric hash bowls, house made honey quinoa bread, cassava fries and lots more.

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Campagnolo Upstairs Brunch

Camp Upstairs

1020 Main St | 604-484-6018 $ | Bar / Snacks

Through a discreet door you'll enter...up a flight of stairs you'll go. Up top, you'll discover a delicious world hidden to the masses featuring in-house baked goods, 49th Parallel coffee, craft cocktails, and the type of indulgent brunch dishes weekends were made for.

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Best Brunch in East Vancouver

Red Wagon Cafe East Van

The Red Wagon

2296 E Hastings St | 604-568-4565 $$ | Breakfast/Brunch

A neighbourhood joint famous for its large portions, Pulled Pork Pancakes (with Jack Daniels maple syrup) and an appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives - expect a line-up every day of the week.

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Roundel Cafe Brunch

Roundel Cafe

2465 E Hastings St | 604-253-2522 $ | Breakfast/Brunch

Super friendly neighborhood spot serving great coffee (JJ Bean) and big-messy-delicious portions ’til 5pm on weekends (4pm on weekdays).

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Yolks Breakfast Interior

Yolk's

1298 E Hastings St | 604-441-9655 $$ | Breakfast

All-day breakfast and brunch spot in the old "Brave Bull" location specializing in sumptuous free-range egg breakfast sandwiches, eggs benny and more. The orange juice is fresh-squeezed on the spot and all sauces are made in-house.

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