Best Brunch in Vancouver (old)

Waffles + Raspberry Caramel Sauce | Medina

Medina | 556 Beatty Street

Belgian Waffles (see above). Raspberry Caramel Sauce. Lavender Lattes. 49th Parallel Espresso. Expect serious line-ups!

Glowbal Grill | 1079 Mainland Street

Fresh Blueberry Pancakes. Strawberry Mint Smoothies. Steak Spice-Rimmed Caesars.

Café Régalade 2836 West 4th Avenue

Hearty breakfast skillets. Inventive, french pastries; for example, beet muffins. Run by chef Steeve Rayé, son of Alain Rayé of La Régalade.

Lyon Breakfast

Commune Café | 1002 Seymour Street

It’s To Die For Banana Bread & other in-house baked goods. Fresh and gooey breakfast sandwiches. 49th Parallel Coffee.


The Red Wagon | 2296 East Hastings Street

Pulled Pork Pancakes. Jack Daniels Maple Syrup. Hot Chocolate + Marshmallows.

The Templeton | 1087 Granville Street

Baked Grapefruit with Pecans + Brown Sugar. Curried Tofu Scrambler. Blueberry Bagel + Brie.

UVA | 900 Seymour Street

Tranquil Morning Spot. Strong Espresso. Fresh-Squeezed OJ. High-Back, Cocoon-Like Seating. To Die For Breakfast Menu.

Provence Marinaside | 1177 Marinaside Crescent

Seaside location. Top notch Yaletown people-watching. To Die For: Belgian Sugar Waffles + bottomless coffee. 

Slickity Jim’s | 3469 Main Street

Zillions of Benny Options. Casual spot.

Twisted Fork Bistro | 1147 Granville Street

Banana-Stuffed Brioche French Toast. Baked Beans on Toast.

The Lobby at Pinnacle Pier | 138 Victory Ship Way

Local, sustainable ingredients. Accommodating to menu modification requests. Pier-side dining. Generous portions.

Abigail’s Party 1685 Yew Street

Where high quality ingredients make for delicious breakfasts — including the simple stuff, like eggs (free range, of course). Try the Yew Street Special Scramble (local wild mushrooms, spinach, and creamy goat cheese) with multigrain toast and a nice varied cup of fresh fruit.

Jethro’s Fine Grub | 3420 Dunbar Street

Serving brunch until 4pm every day. All food is house made. To Die For: Banana Bread French Toast. Appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives on Dec. 2, 2011.

Banana Bread French Toast

Save On Meats | 43 Hastings Street

Serving brunch classics and sinful dishes like ‘Breakfast Poutine’. Great value. Healthy options: steel cut oats, granola + fruit + yogurt. Brunched served until 4pm on weekends. Appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Diveson Dec. 26, 2011.

The Oakwood | 2741 West 4th Avenue

Beautiful wooden interior + fireplace. All meats are organic, local, antibiotic and hormone-free. Must-order item: Albacore Tuna Nicoise Benedict, with house made a delicious sweet corn muffin and perfect hollandaise sauce. 

Albacore Tuna Nicoise Benedict

*NEWLY ADDED* La Brasserie | 1091 Davie Street

The West End’s ‘spot’ for weekend brunch and dinner. Nothing but decadence. Super rich, ‘to die for’ dishes. 

*NEWLY ADDED* Little Nest | 1716 Charles Street

Serious hot spot for families with kids. Organic & local ingredients used, including Ethical Bean’s Fair Trade Organic Coffee. Smallish but solid brunch menu, including fresh house made baking. 

*This list is dynamic. Let me know if you think I’ve missed anything.

You might also be interested in my list of ‘Best Cafés in Vancouver’.

Wishing you to die for food on a daily basis,

Erin Ireland