Vancouver’s top brunch spots for a delicious daytime meal

There will always be those days where breakfast is too early and lunch is too late. The middle ground to satisfy those late morning cravings is of course BRUNCH. Brunch has created a whole new eating portfolio for Vancouver foodies and that means the usual breakfast fare just doesn’t cut it anymore. Here are some places that will make you give up breakfast and lunch for BRUNCH.

Catch 122

1
122 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

Gastown, one of Vancouver’s most historical destinations, is populated with amazing heritage buildings and trendy eateries. Despite being surrounded by other great joints, Catch 122 stands out from the crowd because of their holy brunch menu. It’s the perfect place to hang out with friends, enjoy a great cup of drip coffee and indulge in eggs benedict with a perfectly cooked poached egg.

Chambar Restaurant

2
568 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3

A classy, fine dining destination to go to at night, but by day it becomes one of the top spots for brunch in the city. The rustic-meets-modern interior design gives the space a sense of elegance while still remaining laid back. Chambar is a great place for a great cup of Joe, and the European-inspired brunch selections on the menu that will make you drool.

Café Medina

3
780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4

The early bird gets to eat! Even though this restaurant specializes in brunch, it gets PACKED fast. They open at 9:00 am on weekends and 8:00 am throughout the week so it’s highly recommended that you hit up this location early to guarantee a table before the lineups start. They serve amazing Belgian waffles and are one of the finest brunch spots in Vancouver.

The Flying Pig

4
104-1168 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2

Don’t let the name fool you; The Flying Pig serves many options on the brunch menu other than pork. The perfectly plated dishes and astonishing interior décor make this restaurant amazing to look at, but the cozy atmosphere and relaxed vibe mean it’s also a great spot to sit in and pig out. I guess the “pig” reference suits this perfectly. They serve spot-on brunch dishes such as Croque Madame and smoked salmon benedicts. It’s the perfect place to indulge on a Sunday morning.

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

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2741 4th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P9

Canada represent! This restaurant uses house made and local ingredients daily in their outstanding Canadian cuisine. Their certified eggs are from Rabbit River Farms and the meat is sourced from organically fed animals, so doesn’t that just make it 10 times better? Their brunch selection exceeds all expectations and the cabin-like interior just sets the mood. With rustic wood paneling and comfortable seating, the cozy dining room will make you feel like you’re still in bed and you never want to leave.

Sophie's Cosmic Cafe

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2095 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3

Sophie’s has been serving up classic breakfasts in Kits since 1988. Their retro decor attracts breakfast fans of all ages, and their dishes are extremely big and will definitely leave you fully satisfied. The menu selection leans more towards the classic breakfast, serving eggs, pancakes, benedicts and omelets. Great joint to chill, have a morning coffee and indulge in some fantastic comfort food.

Milestones

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2425 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4M5

With numerous locations across Canada, we can’t forget about Milestones. This chain has been around for a long time and they sure don’t disappoint. Their weekend brunch menu has everything you are looking for during those late morning hours, including hearty egg dishes and a selection of daytime cocktails. And because they have so many locations, you are bound to find one near you.

It’s easy to find a place to satisfy your Chinese food cravings on weekend mornings in Vancouver. Many local Chinese families go for dim sum at least once a week – it’s a delicious tradition and a great way to spend quality family time with each other. A wide variety of bite-sized options are served in mini steam baskets with freshly brewed tea on the side. Here are some of our top dim sum places you must try!
It’s game night, you’re out with your buddies to enjoy a few beers with some good food, and you’re in Richmond so downtown is not an option. What do you do? Fret not, because there are a bunch of great restaurants, pubs and sports bars on this list, and you just might find a new go-to for the next big game.
Got a craving for some delectable chocolates, a smooth and rich cheesecake, or perhaps some handcrafted macarons and pastries that taste as good as they look? Then you’ll definitely want to indulge yourself at these dessert spots in Vancouver! [Image courtesy of Thierry; photo credit: James Stockhurst]
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