Best bets for a great West End breakfast in Vancouver

Vancouver’s West End is bordered by Stanley Park and downtown so it’s the perfect place to grab breakfast before exploring two of the city’s showcase locations. Here’s a list of top spots to fill up before you roll out.

Acacia Fillo Bar

1
1103 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M7

One of the West End’s lesser-known treasures, Acacia Fillo Bar promises wholesome, fresh and authentic Bulgarian food that’s sure to please every taste. The usual breakfast staples come with a Balkan spin featuring flaky fillo (phyllo) pastry. Try a Bulgarian specialty like Banitza, a mixture of whisked eggs and feta cheese in baked fillo. You can cap your meal with fresh drip coffee, one of their extensive selections of herbal teas or hot apple cider.

Score On Davie

2
1262 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3

This is a neighbourhood favourite (2014 Readers Choice West End winner) as both a sports bar and great breakfast joint. The weekday brunch is served daily from 11 am till 2 pm and features a generous eggs and bacon platter for under $7. Their five versions of eggs Benedict include the Buttermilk Chicken and the Charlotte (with pulled pork). Follow your favourite teams on the widescreen TVs.

The Spot Cafe

3
805 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L7

Located on the corner of Denman and Robson, this is a go-to place for hot, delicious coffee and classic breakfast food. Family-owned, the Spot has a homey vibe and laid-back atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to start your day. You’ll feel instantly relaxed thanks to friendly service and stock menu items like eggs Benny and Belgian waffles. You can fuel up at the Spot before traversing one of Vancouver’s famous parks.

Abode

4
1223 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3

This stylish spot on Robson Street is a restaurant, coffee and cocktail bar where you’ll find delicious breakfast options, expertly prepared specialty coffees and an extensive drink list so you can accompany your breakfast with a dark beer or cider. The rich and varied breakfast menu features free-run eggs and artisanal ingredients with favourites like French toast, griddle cakes and scrambled eggs with smoked cheddar. Many items are also available for takeout.

Forage

5
1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5

This unique West-End resto not only serves amazing breakfast, but is also committed to sustainable dining. You can taste the freshness of their locally sourced ingredients and the community-oriented restaurant owners believe in operating a low-energy-consumption business. You’ll find classic eggs and bacon breakfasts on the menu, and a favourite of regulars is the lobster and shrimp eggs Benny with creamy and rich hollandaise sauce and breakfast potatoes crisped to perfection.

Greenhorn Cafe

6
994 Nicola St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C8

Garnering rave reviews since it opened, this fun and bustling café ensures a memorable breakfast. The breakfast and brunch menu is simple and short, while being creative and hugely flavourful. The counter service is fast and efficient — perfect for when you need your morning grub on the go. Espresso-based drinks are brewed to perfection and are excellent complements to either your sit-down meal or one of their amazing pastries you can grab to go.

Central Bistro The

7
1072 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M8

This casual bistro will quickly become one of your favourite spots for comforting and decadent breakfasts. The breakfast and brunch menu includes dishes made with only the freshest ingredients. The egg breakfasts are made with free-run eggs and their signature pan fries and toast. You’ll also find surprisingly delightful scrambled egg options on the menu like the goat cheese scramble and for vegans, the pesto and tofu scramble.

Joe's Grill

8
948 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M1

Serving all-day breakfast in the West End, Joe’s Grill is a greasy spoon that offers hearty breakfasts that never disappoint. The breakfast menu includes a whole section of eggs Benny, including classics like Eggs Florentine and Cheese Benny and surprises like Shrimp Benny topped with creamy hollandaise sauce. You’ll also find tasty blueberry and banana pancakes served with eggs, bacon and sausage, hot off the griddle.

De Dutch Restaurant

9
410 2nd Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2

De Dutch has many locations across Vancouver, and all are known for great service and unique Dutch-style pancakes. The menu will especially delight fans of breakfast with plenty of fruit and sweet treats. You’ll find options like granola with raisins and cranberries served with honey and hot cinnamon apples, as well as a maple banana walnut hash. Best of all is the cozy setting where you’ll dine amongst friendly West End regulars.

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