Guide: The 12 best spring brunch spots in Vancouver
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Alright Vancouver, the weather is warming up and you’re feeling like a little weekend brunch action is the perfect way to celebrate. We’re right there with you, so we’ve put together a guide to the best spring brunch spots in the city, organized by neighbourhood.
Welcome to the latest edition of our spring brunch guide to Vancouver. Eat your hearts out, weekend warriors!
Kitsilano- Au Comptoir
A favourite of ours, Au Comptoir has got an incredible french brunch menu. While you can always enjoy a croque monsieur, if you’re here for brunch then definitely spring for the French omelette. Why? Well, it turns out it’s one of the hardest dishes a kitchen can make.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 AM-10 PM
Where: 2278 W 4th Avenue
Granville South- Breakfast Table
A hole in the wall spot that actually just moved right onto Granville, Breakfast Table has a diverse menu. The dishes here range from beef bulgogi hash to wild salmon with fried rice. But, it’s the challah bread french toast that makes them stand out in our eyes. Best french toast in the city, maybe?
Brunch hours: Daily 8 AM-3 PM
Where: 3014 Granville Street
Riley Park- The Acorn
This Vancouver icon elevates vegetarian and vegan cuisine. But you don’t just have to take our word for it, since it’s consistently ranked as one of the best vegan restaurants in the world. So, yeah, check them out. Plus, the seasonal menu guarantees new fun every time!
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-2:30 PM
Where: 3995 Main Street
Fraserhood- Ubuntu Canteen
We’re not massive fans of the ‘Fraserhood’ moniker, but we do love us some Ubuntu. The concept comes from the chef behind Farmer’s Apprentice. This spot focuses on creating an easy, elevated space for members of the community to come hang out. Doesn’t hurt that the food is delicious, either.
Brunch hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8 AM-4:30 PM, closed Monday
Where: 4194 Fraser Street
Grandview-Woodland- Caffe La Tana
The only pick that we swapped out this year. Caffè La Tana seamlessly blends together traditional Italian breakfast dishes with, you guessed it, pasta options for lunch/brunch. And while we love Scandilicious, we’ve got to hand it to these guys for their absolutely fantastic offerings.
Brunch hours: Daily 8 AM-5 PM
Where: 635 Commercial Drive
Hastings-Sunrise- Red Wagon Café
This is the classic neighbourhood breakfast joint. Plus, you can go wrong being endorsed by Guy Fieri. They’ve got a full breakfast menu, and we think that the Trucker is the best option on it. 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, toast, homefries, and sausage or bacon. Basically, it’s every hungover brunch fiend’s dream.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 AM-9 PM
Where: 2296 E Hastings Street
Railtown- Belgard Kitchen
This is an upscale spot focusing on ‘Canadian cuisine’, which means they can put whatever on there. We’re drawn to the Wagyu Meatball Brunch Skillet and the Breakfast Burger, but you can’t really go wrong here. It’s Vancouver brunch at some of its finest, and worth checking out.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-3 PM
Where: 55 Dunlevy Avenue
While we could have just as easily put Jam Café on this, we hate lines and know how crazy they get on the weekend. The seasonal menu ensures that you’ll see some variety throughout the year. Also, it’s the perfect spot for a ‘not very Canadian’ brunch.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 AM-3 PM
Where: 568 Beatty Street
This is a Gastown staple that lowkey has some of the best pastries in the city on weekends. This is the spot to go before you go on a walk around Gastown. Or, if you want a place that’s understated yet impresses your friends from out of town. Either way, this is a sure bet.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-2 PM
Where: 217 Carrall Street
Downtown- The Templeton
Sometimes, we just want simple diner food that’s made well. No need for a fancy schmancy setting or worrying about how things will look on Insta. Luckily, we’ve got The Templeton for days like that. And any other day we get a craving, really.
Brunch hours: Saturday 8:30 AM-11 PM and Sunday 8:30 AM-10 PM
Where: 1087 Granville Street
Coal Harbour- Botanist
With that in mind, sometimes we wanna ball and make all of our friends envious of our ‘impromptu Vancouver brunch’ at one of the most gorgeous restaurants in the city. The Botanist is our go-to for that. Plus, the highly refined atmosphere is a nice break from grabbing Tims in a rush.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 7 AM-2 PM
Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim
West End- Dinesty
Would we be true Vancouverites if we didn’t mention the glory of dim sum for brunch? We don’t think so. Treat yourself to something other than pancakes for once, you won’t regret it!
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 AM-10 PM
Where: 1719 Robson Street
There ya go, there’s our Vancouver weekend brunch guide! We hope that we opened your eyes to a couple that you haven’t thought of going to before.