Best Brunch in Gastown, Crosstown & Railtown

Looking for top brunch spots in the Gastown area? These cobblestone streets are home to some of Vancouver’s coolest, off-the-radar destinations.

Secret Location

Secret Location Gastown

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

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A white, sparkly, luxurious room fit for a Sex-and-the-City-style brunch with girlfriends.

Ask For Luigi

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

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Italian brunch done right in a very small, simple room, which is easily one of Vancouver's favourite spots. With respected young chef J-C Poirier at the helm, bread is made in-house and everything is made under his passionate watch.

Calabash Bistro

Calabash Bistro Dining Room

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

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Get here for the chill vibe and big delicious portions of Jamaican brunch made by Chef Cullin David who first learned how to cook with his grandma. Vegan options aren't plentiful but the Jerk Veggie & Potato Hash with sauteed jerk veggies, roast cumin potatoes, fried plantains, roast akee, and coconut rundown hits the spot.

Belgard Kitchen

Belgard Couch

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

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The transition from your couch to brunch is made especially easy thanks to Belgard's massive couch located in front of an even bigger fireplace that'll make you feel like you're in an episode of Game of Thrones. This fun spot, located in an industrial area, offers avocado toast, coconut chia pudding, a 'health nut' breakfast bowl and an amazing veggie brunch burger as veganizable brunch options. Another perk is the Postmark Beer made on-site.

Nelson the Seagull

Nelson the Seagull Gastown

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

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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.

Chambar

568 Beatty St | 604-879-7119 $$$ | Belgian

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Vancouver's beloved carbon-neutral Belgian eatery has nailed dinner service for years. Now, you can head to Beatty Street for outstanding brunch, as well. Their 11-item menu is meat-forward but vegans can find options or modify. Brunch is available Monday to Friday from 8-11:30 and on weekends from 8-3.