Best Brunch in Kitsilano and Point Grey

On a mission to find Kitsilano and Point Grey’s very best brunch restaurants? This small list of spots outshines the other options in these laid-back, seaside neighbourhoods.

Nuba (Kits)

3116 W. Broadway | 604-336-1797 $$ | Lebanese

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Lebanese brunch. Need I say more? And four of the five brunch entrees are vegetarian or vegan. This is a dream spot! The shakshukah (made with free-range eggs from Two Rivers) is spicy (but not too spicy) and served with warm whole-wheat pita. The naturally gluten-free benny is constructed on crispy potato latkes and served with cilantro pesto. The exotic space's high ceilings and glass-covered courtyard inhabited with plants and benches is also a draw. Kitsilano is the only Nuba who serves brunch and their hours are 11:30-3pm on weekends.

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe

Aphrodites Organic Cafe

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

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Don't dress up -- this is a casual neighbourhood bakery restaurant frequented by the laid-back Kitsilano crowd. Brunch is served daily until 3pm and the menu is entirely organic (with prices to match the high food quality). Think stuffed French toast, roasted fennel tofu scramble and breakfast burritos. Portions are generous and many gluten free and vegan options are available. Save room for pie or cake -- dozens of flavours are on offer, including two gluten-free vegan cakes (available in full-size) and ten gluten-free vegan pies!

Jethro's Fine Grub

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

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Epic meal-time fans will love this grungy hole-in-the-wall with attitude. Portion sizes are out of control. Take the banana pancakes, for example. One order includes two, and they are the size of a standard pizza. Not surprisingly, a pizza box is what you'll be provided to take home leftovers...because you will have them. Holding their burrito is like holding a small baby. Plant lovers don't have many options besides the huevos rancheros and banana bread french toast. Guy Fieri gave Jethro's two thumbs up on his show, Triple D.

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro Interior

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

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