Vancouver spots that know the importance of greasy breakfast

There are times when only the greasiest breakfast will do. Whether it's to soak up the previous night's indulgences, to reward you for a tough early weekend workout or just to revel in a nostalgic diner meal, we're calling breakfast — even a greasy breakfast — the most important meal of the day. These Vancouver restaurants agree.

Joe's Grill

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948 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M1

With four locations to choose from, Joe’s Grill is the perfect spot for a lazy weekend breakfast. Treat yourself to some simple and satisfying grub, including waffles, French toast, pancakes or the basic breakfast, which comes with eggs, your choice of meat, toast and potatoes. Joe’s evokes the down-home restaurants found in small towns everywhere, and the bottom line is they do it right.

The Templeton

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1087 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4

This old school restaurant — complete with vinyl booths, stools at the counter and a jukebox — has a menu that’s a mix of classic diner and modern brunch. The Templeton’s Trucker Breakfast comes piled with eggs, meat and rosemary potatoes, and will most certainly fill you up for the long haul of the day ahead.

Edge Cafe

3
2450 Yukon St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0A4

The Edge Café patio is the perfect place to sit and watch the Mount Pleasant hipsters go about their days. Enjoy their classic breakfast, which comes with some of the best hash browns in town, or take a walk on the wild side with the pulled pork Benny or the veggie scramble.

Paul's Omelettery

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2211 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1

Paul’s is obviously all about the omelettes — bundles of love wrapped in perfectly fluffy eggs. Their must-try dish is the Blackstone Omelette filled with bacon, tomato and brie. And if omelettes aren’t your thing, there is a full menu that includes eggs Benedict, corned beef hash and a great breakfast quesadilla.

The Red Wagon Cafe

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2296 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4

Breakfast is not merely one of three daily meals at The Red Wagon, it’s the main attraction. If you’re looking to smother a hangover, go for the Super Trucker, with pulled pork pancakes, hash browns, eggs and pork belly. The unassuming exterior of this Hastings-Sunrise spot hides the morning adventure that lies within.

Bon's Off Broadway

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2451 Nanaimo St, Vancouver, BC V5N 5E5

Located on Nanaimo and East Broadway, Bon’s might be Vancouver’s most renowned breakfast joint. Known in particular for their $2.95 breakfast special — a heaping portion of eggs, potatoes, toast and either bacon, sausage, tomatoes or mushrooms — it’s a go-to brunch staple for those who love quality cheap eats. This greasy-spoon breakfast simply can’t be beat.

Deacon's Corner Diner

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101 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S5

This redux Gastown diner on Main and Alexander specializes in wickedly delicious American-style grub, and their breakfasts are no exception. Deacon’s is well known for their heaping brunch dishes, a couple of which come accompanied with their signature Carolina-style pulled pork. Looking for a big greasy hangover cure? Deacon’s has you covered. They also have a location in Kitsilano now, so West Siders can get their fix, too.

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