Where to go for fabulous French toast in Victoria

Sweet or savoury, fluffy or dense; not all French toast is created equal, as proven by these amazing Victoria brunch spots. From fresh fruit and maple cream cheese icing to fried chicken and bourbon syrup, discover who’s serving up the best French toast in the city. And remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Jam Cafe

542 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S6

Hands down the best breakfast joint in the city, Jam Café serves up inventive dishes in a rustic diner setting in Old Town Victoria. Their French toast is made with fresh brioche smothered with delicious toppings that range from caramelized apples to buttermilk fried chicken. Be sure to check the specials board at Jam – it’s bound to feature your new favourite daytime dish.

John's Place Restaurant

723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9

This retro diner is famous for a lot of things, but it’s their homemade cream cheese syrup that puts them on the French toast map. It’s the perfect addition to traditional toast topped with fruit, yogurt or whipped cream. Prefer chocolate over cheese? Try the French Toast Erotica, which features classic French bread stuffed with hazelnut Nutella spread and sliced bananas.

The Blue Fox Cafe

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

Located on Antique Row and housed in a heritage building with high ceilings, towering glass plate windows and brick walls, this local favourite has been serving breakfast since 1991. In all those years, they’ve learned a thing or two about French toast. With four gourmet options on the menu – ranging from the classic to the creative – the Blue Fox is sure to satisfy any breakfast craving.

The Village Cafe & Deli

2518 Estevan Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 2S7

Located just blocks from the ocean in charming Estevan Village, this relaxed west coast brunch spot dishes out local eats with a creative flare. At The Village, French toast comes in the form of thick, moist slices of house made challah piled with seasonal fruit and maple syrup.

Floyd's Diner

866 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L8

Kick breakfast up a notch at this quirky downtown diner where thick slices of cinnamon-infused brioche are covered in pulled pork and bourbon maple syrup, or bananas, toffee sauce and candied pecans. Whether it’s eight in the morning or two in the afternoon, Floyd’s is a decadent spot for the first meal of the day.

Spinnakers Brewpub & Guest House Restaurant

308 Catherine St, Victoria, BC V9A 3S8

French toast paired with coffee and craft beer? That’s right, this local gastro brewpub brings brunch to a whole new level with French toast so tasty it should be dessert. Spinnakers’ signature take on the classic dish is topped with house-made granola crumble, Cascadia dark ale caramel, and Fernwood coffee’s espresso whipped cream. This is a breakfast for the books!

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