Nothing kicks off a weekend like tucking in to a well-deserved brunch. So it’s no surprise that The Burrard’s front desk is often asked by guests for brunch recommendations. Of course, you’ll find two fantastic options without even leaving the building: Elysian Coffee not only serves up quality caffeine, but also a stellar avo toast, and it’s hard to go past Burgoo Bistro’s belly-filling weekend offerings. But for those venturing further, here are our top five picks for brunch in Vancouver.
Greenhorn Espresso Bar – 994 Nicola Street (West End)
A tiny neighbourhood spot nestled right in the leafy West End, this is a lovely place to grab a bite on your way to Stanley Park. They serve breakfast all week, but on Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll find their heartier dishes like shakshuka – baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce. Grab one of their baguette sandwiches to-go for an easy lunch in the park.
Café Medina – 780 Richards Street (Downtown)
One of Vancouver’s top spots for breakfast, with a line-up that’s nearly as legendary as the menu! Arrive early to get your name on the list, or ask to sit at the bar, which often is a lot quicker. Once you’re in, you’ll find creative breakfast dishes with a Moroccan twist, along with the city’s best Liege-style waffles.
Fable Diner – 151 East Broadway (Mount Pleasant)
This restaurant is the epitome of a modern diner, where traditional comfort food meets farm-to-table ideology. Chef Trevor Bird serves up breakfast throughout the week, with extended hours on the weekends. Two of our faves: the fried chicken benny with pickled onions, and its antidote, the West Coast toast with avocado and smoked salmon.
Heirloom Vegetarian – 1509 West 12th Avenue (South Granville)
A bright and breezy room serving up delicious brunch dishes daily from 9:00 am, that just happen to all be vegetarian or vegan. Lots of classics, but also some more creative breakfast options too, such as the banana French toast with cashew cream, and the veggie–filled ninja bowl.
L’Abattoir – 217 Carrall Street (Gastown)
Hands-down our favourite fancy brunch in the city! This is the spot for a celebration – even if it’s just to toast the weekend. If you’re in the mood for bubbles, you’ll find a weekly selection of well-priced sparkling wines. The decadent breakfast burger is a must, as is virtually anything in the exquisitely tempting pastry basket.
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