Start your day off right with these Victoria breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these restaurants and cafes do justice to the breaking of your fast. From locally sourced ingredients and organic veggies to amazing flavours usually reserved for dinner, you can find some of the best breakfast places in the city right here.

Jam Cafe

542 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S6

Just wide enough for two rows of tables, this café is cosy and well lit. It’s also one of the hottest places to eat breakfast in Victoria. Pick a down-home breakfast of biscuits with sausage gravy or pan-fried oatmeal, or go for something a little more upscale, like the eggs benny specials that change regularly; just keep in mind that the portions are huge. Jam Café frequently has a line to get in, but it's well worth the wait.

The Blue Fox Cafe

101-919 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3

Tucked away in an unassuming red brick building, this quirky café serves up some impressive breakfast plates. Eggs Benedict is the dish most people show up for, and for good reason. There are 10 varieties of eggs benny on the menu, along with a wide range of other breakfast favourites, including pancakes and waffles. Breakfast is served all day, and the friendly staff won’t blink an eye if you order dessert after your pancakes.

Shine Cafe

1320 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2J1

Do you prefer to eat locally sourced food? Shine Café only uses fresh local ingredients in its tasty dishes. Tuck into an authentic Scottish breakfast with black pudding and potato scones, or aim for south of the border with a breakfast burrito. For the less adventurous, there are plenty of old standards on the menu that are just as delicious, including a range of omelettes and eggs benny options.

John's Place Restaurant

723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9

With walls covered in interesting photos, this café is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the mouth. Create your own omelette at John’s by choosing from a huge range of delicious ingredients, or opt for one of the more traditional plates with toast, eggs and all the usual fixings. There’s a whole section of the menu full of Tex Mex favourites, too, if you prefer something a little spicier.

1356408 BC Ltd

1235 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4

If you have a hankering for a delectable waffle, you’ll find stacks of them here. Whether you enjoy your waffles plain with a drizzle of syrup, heaped high with fruit and whipped cream, or savoury, there is something for every taste at this waffle house. The pulled pork waffles are definitely worth trying.

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