Rise and Shine: The Brunch Game Strong Is at These Vancouver Restaurants

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.



Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant serves up delicious vegetarian and vegan fare in a contemporary atmosphere. On the menu you'll find locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, giving guests a...  Read More



Breakfast with the sunny taste of Southern France is replete with tempting croque monsieurs, crab cake eggs Benedict, fresh fruits, piping hot baked goods and fresh coffee. There are a number of omelettes and eggs Benedict to choose from if...  Read More



When you wake up feeling fancy, head to YEW seafood + bar inside the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Known for their seafood, you'll find plenty offered on their brunch menu. What's also great about brunch at YEW is that they have both healthy and...  Read More



Catch 122 Bistro has been a Gastown staple for a number of years now. Known for their comforting dishes, this spot is popular amongst the brunch crowd. The menu is broken up into sweets and small dishes, a selection of eggs Benedict, brunch...  Read More



The atmosphere inside is anything but your typical Mexican-inspired restaurant. Instead, it evokes the retro furniture section in a thrift store. Although it's very charming, their reason for doing so is ethically sound and their devotion to...  Read More



Locals flock to this popular brunch spot so don't be surprised to see people waiting outside to get a table on any given weekend. If you go on a weekday or when they first open, you likely won't have as long of a wait. Medina is known for...  Read More



Tuc Craft Kitchen has comfort written all over it from morning until night. Located in the heart of Vancouver's historic Gastown, Tuc is a local favorite. The casual and cozy atmosphere lends itself well to everything from date night to a meal...  Read More



Located inside of Vancouver's newest hotel, Parq, Honey Salt is a lovely spot to start your day. Sure, the dining room and lounge are perfectly Instagrammable, but Honey Salt is more than just a pretty space. This is the first collaboration...  Read More



Inspired by North African cuisine, Chambar is perfect when you want something more than your typical pancakes and eggs. For something lighter, the yoghurt with fresh fruit, a mixed berry compote and roasted nuts hits the spot. A light but...  Read More



Known for their pulled pork pancakes, The Red Wagon Cafe is an East Vancouver favorite. Some brunch places around the city stop service around 3pm, but these guys are open until 9pm on the weekend. This bodes well for those who may have had a...  Read More


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