Things to do in Vancouver

Brunch in Vancouver: Top Spots for a Memorable Morning

Discover the best spots for brunch in Vancouver, from cozy cafés to high-end restaurants. Start your day right with waffles, bacon, and more.

Brunch is the best way to start a day of ticking things off your list of things to do in Vancouver. The city has a range of excellent brunch restaurants, from upscale eateries to casual cafés. Join us as we take you on a journey through some of our favorites.

Downtown Vancouver

On your search for the best brunch Vancouver offers, downtown is a good place to start. Take a look at the options below, and decide whether you’re in the mood for breakfast burritos or an indulgent bottomless brunch. Either one can set you up for a day of exploring all the fun things to do in Vancouver.

1. Archer

Archer restaurant is in one of Vancouver’s most exclusive neighborhoods, and its luxurious brunch menu fits right in with the high-end stores. Sablefish, slow-roasted pork belly, and smoked brisket are all features of this Canadian eatery.

If that’s too meat-heavy for your morning, try the smashed avocado toast, served with brioche, hollandaise, and a smashed poached egg. Or, give your taste buds a sweet treat with the tiramisu French toast.

Archer serves brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., so you won't have to get up early to partake. Prices are midrange, with most dishes costing around $20 CAD to $30 CAD. The vibe here is suave and sophisticated. It’s just the thing to prepare for a day of luxury shopping on the exclusive Alberni Street.

2. Botanist

Savor the flavors of the Pacific Northwest with brunch at Botanist restaurant. Executive Chef Hector Laguna combines organic local produce and sustainably harvested seafood to produce beautifully crafted dishes full of flavor.

As you ascend the sweeping staircase, take a moment to soak in the elegance of this high-end brunch venue. The vibe is sophisticated and luxurious, while the menu focuses on brunch classics with a twist that elevates them above your usual breakfast fare.

Yes, you’ll find oats on the menu, but this isn’t any old oatmeal. Steel-cut oats are perfectly cooked and served with roasted apple, pistachio, currants, and vanilla cream. For weekend brunch at Botanist, you can choose between two courses for $65 CAD or three for $71 CAD. The price includes a glass of sparkling wine and a cocktail of your choice.

3. Catch 122

Catch 122 serves up a delicious brunch every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu is a mixture of rich meats and sweet morsels. The 36-hour-cooked duck leg served in confit garlic butter on house-made sourdough is positively divine. It costs about $37 CAD and is worth every penny.

If you have a sweet tooth, opt for the chocolate Liège waffles with peanut butter mousse. Most brunch dishes at Catch 122 cost between $20 CAD and $25 CAD.

The vibe at this Shipyards District brunch spot is friendly and welcoming. There’s a community piano for you to play while you wait for your food. We love watching people get up and perform, so if we’re passing by, expect to hear us cheering you on!

4. Jam Cafe

Locals have loved Jam Cafe, a downtown Vancouver eatery since it first opened its doors in 2016. It has a Southern-style vibe, and the food served here includes house-made cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, and fried chicken.

Jam Cafe opens at 8 a.m. every day. It's located on the corner of Lonsdale and 1st Street, conveniently close to Science World and not too far from Flume, our favorite ride at Playland amusement park in Vancouver.

Photographer: Amy Tran

5. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is one of Vancouver’s best seafood restaurants. Brunch is available on weekends from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The menu features breakfast classics, such as French omelets and avocado toast. Generally, most dishes go for about $20 CAD, but if you spring for the steak or lobster, you’ll be looking at a $60 CAD tab.

Elegant brunches are the order of the day at Boulevard, but that doesn’t mean the place has a snooty feel. Expect to be welcomed in like an old friend. This venue takes good hospitality as seriously as good food.

6. Notch8 Restaurant & Bar

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar offers brunch in the 1930s style. This high-end restaurant is in the Art Deco Fairmont Hotel Vancouver lobby and serves cocktails from the pre- and post-Prohibition era. Executive Chef Danai Hongwanishkul crafts delicious brunches using the best regional produce, including eggs Benedict and traditional omelets.

Notch8 offers a brunch buffet for $65 CAD per adult on the weekend. (Kids aged 12 and under eat for half-price.) Select your favorite fresh fruits, build your own salad, slurp down the smoothie of the day, and move on to the hot dishes. Don’t miss the chef-attended carving station, where you can load your plate with Canadian striploin.


Upscale eateries abound in trendy Yaletown, but you can also find some down-to-earth and homey cafés.

7. Provence Marinaside

The elegant dining room at Provence Marinaside provides the perfect start to any day. Although, if the sun is out, you might prefer the ocean views offered by the patio seating area.

This midrange restaurant serves sustainable Ocean Wise seafood paired with seasonal produce. You can get a delicious brunch, such as a smoked salmon Benedict or a crab and lobster omelet. There’s also the option to add mimosas.

Photographer: Marissa Grootes

8. Per Se Social Corner

As a Michelin-recommended restaurant, Per Se Social Corner guarantees an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and extends until 2:30 p.m. on weekends.

Per Se Social Corner is located on Homer Street, right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. We highly recommend the restaurant’s famous brunch burger, which features organic beef, egg, fontina cheese, truffle aioli, and syrah caramelized onions on a brioche bun.

9. OEB Breakfast Co.

OEB Breakfast Co. has locations in West Vancouver (Ambleside) and North Vancouver. Both spots offer breakfast classics, including egg dishes, pancakes, and bacon. We love the herb potatoes fried in beef tallow.

This is one of the less expensive brunch options, with most dishes under $20 CAD. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, making OEB the perfect place to meet friends.


Some of the best restaurants in Vancouver can be found in Railtown, which is transforming an industrial district into an artsy, diverse neighborhood with a thriving food scene. Head to this part of the city to find trendy cafés, cozy bistros, and gourmet eateries.

10. Belgard Kitchen

Weekend brunch is always a joyful event at Belgard Kitchen, focusing on fresh ingredients and local produce.

The restaurant usually buzzes with activity soon after it opens for brunch at 10 a.m. on weekends. Grab a table on the mezzanine to look down on the main space, or snag a cozy alcove space if there’s a special someone you’re hoping to connect with in an intimate setting.

Brunch prices aren’t too pricey for a main, but it’s easy to push the bill higher by indulging in tempting cocktails. Try the Belgard coffee if you need a pick-me-up. It mixes Los Beans Americano with Jameson Irish whiskey, vanilla, and cacao beans.

11. Waffleland Café

Waffleland Café takes breakfast waffles seriously. Choose from Liège waffles, which are sweeter and richer than a typical Belgian waffle, or Norwegian waffles, which are thin, heart-shaped soft snacks.

Waffleland is a budget-friendly place compared to some other brunch restaurants on this list. For about $20 CAD, you can get a waffle-based breakfast that’ll keep you stuffed for most of the day. You can also add bacon, eggs, or vanilla ice cream. Our mouths are watering just thinking about the possibilities.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by WaffleLand Café (@waffleland_cafe)


Crosstown is a Vancouver neighborhood that melds cultures. It’s only a stone’s throw away from the historic cobblestone streets of Gastown, the bustling Chinatown markets, and the scenic False Creek. Meet your friends here for brunch before spending the day exploring the local galleries.

12. Chambar

Chef Nico Schuermans and his partner Karri opened Chambar Restaurant in 2004. Their vision is to provide fine food to guests in a relaxed environment. The variety of excellent Belgian beers on the menu brings some Belgian culture to Crosstown.

Brunch is available from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and you can choose to have it with or without mimosas. Hearty brunch dishes, like roast beef with chimichurri, potato salad, and egg, fall in the $20 CAD to $30 CAD range.

You can also order waffles with your choice of toppings. We love the fig orange marmalade!

13. Twisted Fork

Twisted Fork offers delicious brunch dishes for about $25 CAD each, including banana-stuffed French toast, asiago scones, and shakshuka.

In our opinion, though, the best thing about brunch here are the cocktails, including the Twisted Mary and the Slinky Mink. There are so many to try that you might want to come back time and again. That’s no problem, thanks to Twisted Fork’s convenient location on Carrall Street.

Mount Pleasant

Once a working-class industrial area, Mount Pleasant has significantly transformed in recent years. Now, boutiques, cafés, and restaurants are on almost every street.

14. Zarak

Zarak in Vancouver is all about transcending boundaries and sharing Afghan recipes with the world. The brunch menu features warmly spiced dishes, such as cumin fried rice with king oyster mushrooms. There’s also an impressive cocktail list, with fresh and fruity flavors galore.

The welcome you receive here can’t be beaten and prices are fairly reasonable. Before you leave, check out the range of spices for sale, and take a little piece of Zarak home with you.

15. Fable Diner

Fable Diner moved to Mount Pleasant after beginning in the historic Lee Building. It’s a local favorite and offers a warm welcome to every guest. Come along for brunch any time before 2:30 p.m. on weekends.

The menu features classic fare, including breakfast potatoes, bacon, eggs, and sourdough toast. A hearty plate of food costs under $20 CAD.

Stanley Park

Spanning over 1,000 acres, Stanley Park is one of the largest parks in North America. Stroll the serene waterfront pathways to build up an appetite. After brunch, check out the iconic totem poles at Brockton Point or meet the seals at Vancouver Aquarium.

16. Teahouse in Stanley Park

What could be better than brunch at the Teahouse in Stanley Park? It's an idyllic setting where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The menu is full of seasonal local produce, such as the Teahouse mushrooms stuffed with crab and shrimp. The freshly baked croissants make us swoon with their delicious smell.

Brunch dishes cost around $20 CAD to $30 CAD, but you'll pay more if you order lobster. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and there are plenty of seafood options for those who want to savor the bounty of the local harbor.

Photographer: Willo M

17. Stanley Park Brewpub & Restaurant

Stanley Park Brewpub & Restaurant is located at the Beach Avenue entrance of Stanley Park, close to the pitch-and-putt, tennis courts, and lawn bowling. With all those activities close at hand, you can afford to pack in the calories during brunch and work them off later.

The Stanley Park Brewpub building used to be a sports pavilion, but today, the bright indoor rooms and covered patios are a friendly and casual dining area. Dogs are welcome on some patios, too.

Brunch is a simple affair. There are only a few options, but they’re reasonably priced and perfectly cooked. You can get a delicious brunch for under CAD 20. Eggs and Yukon gold home fries are highly featured on the menu. Wash it down with a craft beer brewed in the Vancouver Brewery.

West End

Some of the highlights of the West End are the stunning ocean views and fresh sea breeze. They say seaside air stimulates the appetite, so you’d better take note of these highly recommended brunch venues before visiting this beautiful neighborhood.

18. Maxine’s Cafe and Bar

Maxine’s Cafe and Bar is modeled after the coolest Soho bars. You can get brunch here for about $25 CAD, plus drinks. Opt for a healthy chickpea falafel bowl, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious dark chocolate and hazelnut éclair.

Don’t miss out on the cocktails, which fit right in with Maxine’s sophisticated decor. The European bistro-style reminds us of all the wonderful cities we’ve performed in on the other side of the Atlantic.

19. Nero Waffles

If you have a sweet tooth, Nero Waffles will become your new favorite brunch spot in Vancouver. Choose from Brussels waffles (can be sweet or savory) or Liège waffles (brioche-like with sugar pearls) to create your ideal waffle-based brunch.

Add any topping you like, from smoked salmon to Biscoff, for an inexpensive and utterly scrumptious Vancouver brunch! A delicious brunch will only set you back about CAD 20.

Voir cette publication sur Instagram

Une publication partagée par Nero waffles (@nerowaffles)

Traveling Cuisine

Sometimes, the most skilled chefs don’t like to stay in one place. Food trucks are a great option for breakfast on the go in Vancouver.

20. Crack On Food Truck

The Crack On Food Truck roams around Vancouver. Check the website to find out where it is this week. As people who get itchy feet ourselves — why do you think we spend so much time on the flying trapeze? — we admire the nomadic lifestyle of this sandwich truck.

Once you’ve found the truck, getting your mouth around the massive sandwiches it sells is the biggest challenge. They’re always bursting with fillings, and they're an excellent option for an affordable but satisfying brunch on the go.

Get Your Day Off to a Great Start With Brunch in Vancouver

Now that you’ve filled your belly, it’s time to turn your mind to evening entertainment. We extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join us at one of our shows in Vancouver.

Dreams unfold on stage as our performers turn and tumble, taking your spirit soaring to new heights. Lose yourself in our storylines as we take you on a thrilling journey through the unimaginable. Book your tickets today, and prepare to make memories you’ll never forget.

More articles about