Vancouver offers a wide selection of brunch spots, from cozy cafés with stunning views to vibrant restaurants with extensive menus. Whether you’re looking for an indulgent meal or simply grabbing a quick bite, our guide will help you find the best Vancouver brunch spot.
Food is subjective and Vancouver has A TON of great restaurants. I love dining out and have tried a lot of this city’s restaurants. Having said that, I only write about places that I have personally been to. I don’t rely on Yelp or Google reviews to write about anything. You’ll only find personal experiences in this blog post.
These are the best brunch spots in Vancouver that I have eaten at. I will update this post when I try a new spot and feel like it deserves a place on this list. Got a fave that I missed? DM me and let me know so I can check it out!
Updated August 2023
The Best Vancouver Brunch Spots
The recently opened Jungle Room is just a few blocks from my place in the West End so I decided to give it a go. Originally, we were going to have dinner but after several of our friends said it wasn’t very good, we opted to skip dinner and try them for brunch. I’m sure glad we did!
This place is quickly becoming one of our new fave Vancouver brunch spots. I had the Crab Benedict and loved it. It was fresh and delicious and the hollandaise sauce was great. The Lobster Omelette is another great choice as it is made with free-range eggs and comes with triple cream brie cheese and lobster bisque. Decadent? You bet!
Since we loved our brunch experience, and their new outdoor patio recently opened, we went back to try their Happy Hour. Big fans of fresh oysters on the half shell, we ordered a dozen to start, as well as the Lamb sliders and Carnitas Tacos. Everything was fantastic.
During Happy Hour, they offer 5 oz glasses of wine for $8 and a cocktail of the day for $9. I know, this is a Vancouver brunch post so that’s all I’ll say about their Happy Hour. I wanted to mention it because we do find their regular cocktail prices a bit steep. Whether you visit Jungle Room for brunch or Happy Hour, I think you’ll enjoy it.
Chambar / Café Medina
The owners of Chambar launched Café Medina and both restaurants are known for their delicious waffles, Belgian-style hot chocolate, and decadent cocktails. Cafe Medina is also very well-known for its excellent coffee.
The eclectic menus feature Middle Eastern-inspired dishes such as shakshuka, as well as Belgian French items such as their Fricassée, Bon Matin and Ratatouille. The Bon Matin consists of a soft-boiled egg, prosciutto, brie, olive tapenade, avocado, Romesco sauce, and grilled sourdough. It is my personal favourite brunch meal at Chambar.
If I’m especially hungry, I will also order one waffle accompanied by their White Chocolate Pistachio Rosewater topping. I’m bougie like that, lol! They have an incredible variety of toppings for their waffles, which are a must-try during any brunch visit. In fact, their waffles may alone make these two of the best brunch spots in Vancouver.
A popular spot, there tends to be a line-up out front on the weekends. More so at Cafe Medina than Chambar, but they are equally delicious.
OEB Breakfast Co. is another fabulous brunch spot in Vancouver, offering fresh and creative dishes that are sure to satisfy any appetite. Brunch food is all they serve, so you know it’s going to be amazing! This is the ideal brunch place if you like to sleep in as they are open until 3pm.
Located along the seawall in Yaletown, the menu is huge and features options for everyone. It’s suitable for vegans and gluten-free lovers to classic breakfast enthusiasts.
With dishes like the Cajun Chicken Benedict and the Sweet & Savoury Hash, you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to try the unique breakfast poutine creations—they’re made with some of Canada’s finest ingredients. My personal fave is the Tuna Crudo, pictured above, it comes on waffle fries instead of the thick-cut potato wedges.
If you’re a fan of Mimosas with brunch, try one of OEB’s Mimosa Flights. Sample four different Mimosas at once. I am not a huge Mimosa fan, but when I tried the flight my fave was the Mango Mimosa. It goes well with the Don’t Even Go There sweet breakfast treat that is to die for!
When you’ve finished brunch, take a stroll along the seawall. You can work off the extra calories while gawking at the super yachts docked at Marinaside.
Pro tip: Add yourself to the waitlist on Yelp and they’ll text you when your table is ready!
Be warned, both Jam Cafe locations are so popular that you will always see a line-up out front no matter what day of the week it is, or what time it is. They don’t take reservations, so go early and be prepared to stand in line. It’s no secret that Jam Cafe serves up one of the best brunch meals in Vancouver.
The original Jam Café is located in the heart of Vancouver on Cambie Street. The second location is in Kitsilano. Both have the same menu and are the perfect spot to get classic brunch dishes. Choose from a wide selection of eggs benedict, omelets, skillets, French toast and pancakes.
My absolute favourite menu item at Jam Cafe is their Huevos Rancheros. It’s the most authentic one I’ve found on this side of the border and it’s scrumptious. If you’re looking for a unique twist on a breakfast classic, try the popular Potato Pancakes.
The portions at Jam Cafe are large and reasonably priced, so it’s the perfect spot to grab brunch with friends. Like OEB, all they serve is brunch food and they also close at 3pm daily.
If you’re in the mood for a fancier, French seafood-style brunch, head over to Provence Marinaside. This upscale restaurant in Yaletown is located on the picturesque seawall and is perfect for both intimate meals and larger social gatherings.
You can choose from a selection of traditional breakfast dishes, such as Eggs Benny or the Omelette du Jour, or enjoy something more inventive like their Croque Monsieur Benedict. My personal fave is the Crab Cake Benedict, you simply can’t go wrong with this one.
If you enjoy wine with brunch, they offer an extensive list of wines by the glass. Dining with a group of friends? Try their Prosecco Mimosa Flight which comes with a bottle of bubbles and a selection of juices. This allows you to serve yourself and get creative, or forget the juice altogether.
This one’s for the vegetarians in the room. They also offer vegan and gluten-free dishes, accommodating nearly every veggie diner’s desires. The Acorn has even garnered attention from the Michelin Guide, which recently visited Vancouver and put a number of the city’s restaurants on the map.
The Acorn only serves brunch on the weekends, running from 10-2 on Saturdays and Sundays. Not being a vegetarian myself, I find their Celeriac to be my favourite option. It consists of a French Omelette, confit celeriac, melted leeks, celeriac fonduta, and a salad served with their fermented jalapeño vinaigrette.
Best Weekend Vancouver Brunch Restaurants
These final two restaurants only serve brunch on the weekends so plan accordingly. These are two of the best brunch spots in Vancouver when you’re looking for a weekend dining experience.
Located inside of Paradox Hotel, formerly of Trump fame, Karma Lounge is a great spot to head for a weekend brunch. The cozy yet chic dining room is perfect for catching up with friends or just lounging over a plate of delicious food. Brunch is served from 11-3 on weekends only.
I sampled their Watermelon Mimosa with my Leek & Gruyère Omelette and everything was delicious. The serving sizes are on the smaller side so if you’re super hungry, you may need more than one dish. Check out the Instagram Reel I made to scope it all out.
The menu highlights include a breakfast burger, chilaquiles, and breakfast tacos. For something sweet, try the indulgent French toast stuffed with caramelized pears, served with maple syrup and icing sugar.
If you’re a coffee lover like me, I suggest starting your meal with one of their signature lattes. Try the blue spirulina latte if you’re feeling adventurous. I haven’t sampled that one yet as I’m not sure that seaweed and caffeine go together, lol!
Located inside the swanky Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, The Botanist is worth a visit any time of day. The décor is stunning and the food never disappoints. They serve brunch on weekends and for special occasions.
Brunch at Botanist is offered as either 2 or 3 courses at a set price. You get to select one Morning Stretch and one Main Event and then a Sweet Ending if you’ve opted for all 3 courses.
While they serve Benedicts and French Toast, I’m usually tempted to order a Burrata Salad followed by Steak & Eggs. I LOVE steak and eggs for breakfast and it’s something I never make at home. I’m also a huge fan of Avocado Toast, but I do make that at home a lot so I tend not to order it when dining out.
If you are looking for a high-end dining experience, I’d say that Botanist is without a doubt one of the best brunch spots in Vancouver. Come hungry, knowing that you’ve got to order two courses. And take a cab because their brunch cocktail list is something else.
Conclusion – The best Vancouver brunch spots
And there you have it, a foodie’s list of where you can find the best brunch in Vancouver. Bon Appetit!
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