24-hour restaurants in Vancouver with (really) good food

Whether you’re pulling an all-night study session or ending a night on the town with some grub, Vancouver has several 24-hour restaurants that serve really good food – if you know where to look. From doughnut shops to diners, cap your night off at one of these local 24/7 eateries.

Siegel's Bagels

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1883 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1C6

After a night of drinking, what could possibly be better than loading up on some carb-y goodness? Not much, which is why a pit stop at Siegel's Bagels on your way home is a must. Boiled and baked fresh throughout the day (and night), these Montreal-style bagels will hit the spot whether you order them smothered in melted cheese, stacked with smoked meat or schmeared with one of the house-made cream cheese spreads.

Lucy's Eastside Diner

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2708 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8

After a long day, Lucy's is an ideal spot to chill out, whatever the hour. Don't let the vinyl seats and 50s diner vibe fool you – this ain’t no greasy spoon. The menu has something for every taste, from fried chicken and guacamole grilled cheeses to soups, salads and a killer goat cheese-encrusted veggie burger for the more virtuous among us. Plus did I mention they serve breakfast all day and night? Yes, please!

Calhoun's Bakery Cafe Ltd

3
3035 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

Fortunately for students cramming for exams and night owls wanting a nightcap, Calhoun’s Bakery Café in Kitsilano never closes its big red doors. With freshly baked pastries and lots of tempting desserts alongside a selection of savoury dishes, there’s plenty of choice. And whatever you’re sipping on – a cup of coffee, glass of wine or bottle of beer – you’ll find a surprisingly good selection of drinks to accompany those tasty nibbles.

The Naam Office

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2724 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R1

Vegetarians rejoice! The Naam has been serving up plant-based dishes 24 hours a day for almost 50 years, and this legendary institution isn’t quitting any time soon. Whether you’re in the mood for some greens or have a hankering for comfort food, this place has it all: wholesome salads, rice bowls, enchiladas, pita pizzas – you name it. And for those seeking a sugar rush, the banana date cream pie and vegan chocolate carrot cake will certainly satisfy.

Breka Downtown Bakery Cafe

5
812 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

With three 24-hour locations around the city, Breka Bakery & Café is the place to find any type of pastry you could possibly want, at any hour of the day or night. Cakes, cookies, pies, strudels and scones – if it’s baked in an oven, they have it. So if your sweet tooth starts acting up late one night, know that you can pop in to any Breka location and satisfy that sugar craving in a heartbeat.

Duffin's Donuts

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1391 41st Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5W 1R7

When a doughnut craving hits, whatever hour of the day it may be, rest assured that you can always get your fill at Duffin’s. But surprisingly, this doughnut shop also serves up some outstanding savoury dishes too! The Mexican torta sandwiches are a local favourite, especially the standout chorizo and egg combo. Pair your sammie with a couple of jelly-filled delights and a bubble tea, and you're golden!

No 9 Restaurant

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812-5300 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2X9

One of the rare restos in Richmond that stays open 24 hours a day, No. 9 Restaurant serves up a mix of Chinese and Western specialties typical of a Hong Kong-style café. Offering an impressively long menu, you’ll have your pick of dishes ranging from hot pot, noodles and every type of congee imaginable, as well as North American classics like burgers and sandwiches. Out of the ordinary, the quintessential HK dishes are worth trying for the novelty alone: sausage and eggs with instant noodles, special French toast, and black pepper chicken on macaroni are a few of the unusual highlights.

While Vancouver is best known for its impressive selection of Chinese and Indian restaurants, Japanese izakayas and sushi spots, the city is also home to several restaurants serving lesser-known Asian cuisine. From Sri Lanka to Singapore, this list will introduce you to flavour fare from around in the world – and you won’t even have to get on a plane! [Photo credit: iStock.com/Ugurhan Betin]
Even if you know the restaurant scene in Vancouver like the back of your hand, there are probably still a few hidden gems you have yet to discover. I’ve put together this hot list to help you in your quest to explore new and uncharted culinary territory! [Photo credit: iStock/g-stockstudio]
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