Brunch, it's that perfect in-between-meal that beckons when the weekend hits. Throughout Vancouver, you'll find plenty of places to kick back and tuck into a tasty plate. Coffee's always on the menu, but Canadians are also known for enjoying a savory Caesar with brunch. Think of it as Canada's version of a Bloody Mary. Regardless of what you choose to wash it all down with, these restaurants will start your weekend off on the right foot.
Whether you're an early or late riser, the all day menu at the Red Wagon Cafe will be ready when you are. To truly experience the Red Wagon Cafe, you've got to order their pulled pork pancakes and Jack Daniel's spiked syrup. If you've passed the point of craving breakfast-y food, the all day menu also has sandwiches, soups, salads and burgers.
No visit to Vancouver would be complete without a trip to Medina Cafe for a lavender latte and a Belgian waffle topped with one of their creative accompaniments like white chocolate pistachio rosewater. For a lighter breakfast, order La Santé. This satisfying number comes with one soft boiled egg, marinated tomato salad, olive tapenade, avocado and Oyama charcuterie with grilled ciabatta.
For a super casual vegetarian brunch, Bandidas Taqueria on Commercial Drive attracts locals in droves. This family-friendly restaurant serves up Mexican-inspired dishes that hit the spot. Vegan? You can sub out eggs, cheese and sour cream here for vegan alternatives.