The Ten Best Places to Brunch in Vancouver

The Ten Best Places to Brunch in Vancouver

The rise of the single and social working class has spawned a mania around doing brunch that rivals Thursday after work drinks. What used to be a post-church sacrament for well-dressed families or a way to celebrate Mother’s Day has become a urban weekend ritual. The best places to brunch in Vancouver are almost always lined up down the street with eager Gen X, Y and millennials looking to feed their hangovers with a little hair of the dog, or get the party off to an early start with eggs benny and a mimosa.

If you take your food seriously, like to frequent the hottest restaurants, or love people watching you will want to visit one of the ten best places to brunch in Vancouver. Make reservations or plan to arrive early to get a spot.

###Café Medina

Fave Fare: Paella with fried egg, orzo, chorizo, seasonal vegetables, Grana Padano, avocado & charred tomato salsa; harissa plate of 2 fried eggs, beef ‘burger', grilled pita, Parmesan, tomato salsa, spiced hummus, baba ganoush & seasonal greens

Location: 780 Richards St, (604) 879-3114

Neighbourhood: Downtown Vancouver

Hours: Weekends, 9 am to 3 pm


Fave Fare: Brioche french toast with candied bacon and squash purée; homemade “nutella”; chicken liver paté; corned bison hash

Location: 1300 Robson St, (604) 661-1400

Neighbourhood: West End

Hours: Weekends, 10 am to 2 pm

###Twisted Fork Bistro

Fave Fare: Banana stuffed brioche French toast sprinkled with cinnamon icing sugar,

topped with vanilla whipped cream; well done Gruyere baked eggs with sourdough toast, bacon, tomato, rosti and baked beans

Location: 1147 Granville St, (604) 568-0749

Neighbourhood: Downtown Vancouver

Hours: Daily, 9 am to 2 pm

###Tuc Craft Kitchen

Fave Fare: Two free run eggs sunny with slow braised yakima valley lamb shoulder, arugula, parsnips, cranberries, and BC new potatoes; crisy chicken and waffles

Location: 60 W Cordova St, (604) 559-8999

Neighbourhood: Gastown

Hours: Weekends, 10 am to 3 pm

###The Union

Fave Fare: Pandesal French toast with 5-spice brandy toffee sauce, caramelized Asian pears, whipped cream, toasted coconut; Bangalore hash of curry spiced potatoes, peas, spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas, squash, goat cheese, poached eggs, cauliflower purée ‘hollandaise’

Location: 219 Union St, (604) 568-3230

Neighbourhood: Chinatown

Hours: Weekends, 10 am to 3 pm

###The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Fave Fare: Coconut crusted French toast with rhubarb compote, crème anglaise, side of maple syrup; confit tuna melt with white cheddar béchamel, horseradish aioli, pickles, over easy eggs, home fries

Location: 2741 W 4th Ave, (604) 558-1965

Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

Hours: Weekends, 10 am to 2:45 pm

###Aphrodite's Organic Cafe

Fave Fare: Aphrodite’s French toast made with homemade bread stuffed with seasonal fruit quark, served with fresh fruit, raspberry coulis and chantilly cream; scrambled tofu with roasted shallot, fennel and hearty greens, served with fresh salsa and vegan cilantro cream

Location: 3598 W 4th Ave, (604) 733-8308

Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

Hours: Daily, 9 am to 3 pm

###The Farmer's Apprentice

Fave Fare: Potato flatbread, icelandic lamb, cumin, spicy cabbage, spring onion; Masa’s rice congee, chicken cooked in shaoxing wine, xo, traditional condiments, peanuts, poached eggs

Location: Granville Island

Neighbourhood: Granville Island

Hours: Weekends, 11 am to 2 pm

###The Red Wagon

Fave Fare: Two eggs served with house-made BBQ brisket, jalapeno cornbread, and homefries; buttermilk pancakes layered with pulled pork and JD-spiked maple syrup

Location: 2296 E Hastings St, (604) 568-4565

Neighbourhood: East Vancouver

Hours: Weekends, 9 am to 3 pm


Fave Fare: Belgian waffles with bananas, toasted walnuts, whipped cream and salted caramel served with double smoked bacon, maple ham or English bangers; beignets with salted caramel dip & dusted with icing sugar; organic local potato hash with fresh lemon, truffle oil, sea salt and chives

Location: 1298 E Hastings St, (604) 441-9655

Neighbourhood: East Vancouver

Hours: Weekdays, 8 am to 3 pm; weekends, 9 am to 3 pm