While it may not have started out in the Americas, brunch is a meal that has been popular in the western world as far back as the 1930s. In this amalgam of breakfast and lunch, diners can choose from a wide assortment of drinks and classic dishes.
If you’d like to experience brunch firsthand, look no further than our list of the best brunch spots in Vancouver. We’ve analyzed each restaurant to bring you reliable reviews, in-depth breakdowns, and other useful info.
How Much Does Brunch Cost in Vancouver?
It goes without saying that the cost of brunch will differ based on each and every restaurant. We’ve thrown together this basic cost table to give you an idea of the price ranges for some of our entries:
|Cafe Medina||Brunch menu $9 – $22|
Sides $2 – $6
Coffee & Tea $3.25 – $5.25
Juices $5 – $6
Cocktails $10 – $12
|OEB Breakfast Co.||Brunch menu $11 – $22|
Cakes & Waffles $13 – $19
Sides $2 – $26
Wines & Cocktails $3.5 – $58
|Chambar Restaurant||Brunch menu $9 – $29|
Waffles $3.5 – $23.5
Sides $3 – $10
Wines $11 – $21
Cocktails $5 – $60
|Jam Cafe||Brunch menu $10 – $19.50|
Sides $2.50 – $9.50
Drinks $1 – $8.75
Cocktails $7.50 – $12.50
Coffee $8 – $10
|Twisted Fork||Brunch $18.50 (all inclusive)|
Sides $4 – $8
Coffee,tea, juice $4 – $6
Alcoholic drinks $8.50 – $42
|Au Comptoir||Appetizers $11 – $22|
Mains $17 – $26
Drinks $6.50 – $10
While this table may not cover every single item on each spot’s menu, it does a good job of helping you set up a brunch budget. Always remember, some restaurants will only serve brunch up to 3pm so it’s best to plan your food trip accordingly.
The Best Brunch Spots in Vancouver
With a budget in mind and a savory craving, it’s time to see the best brunch spots in Vancouver. If you can’t step out to grab brunch in person, you’ll be glad to know that the majority of our entries offer both pick up and delivery services.
Now, without further ado, here are our top picks:
1. Cafe Medina
|ADDRESS||780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone number: (604) 879 – 3114 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 9 am – 3 pm|
Tuesday: 9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 3 pm
Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm
Cafe Medina has a plentiful brunch service made up of 18 unique dishes with everything from fruits and oats to meat and waffles. These folks also have a number of dishes that can be altered upon request to be vegetarian-friendly.
This vegetarian option comes in handy if you’re a green machine dining with a pack of meat lovers. While their waffle selection is limited, Cafe Medina makes up for it by having a ton of available toppings.
Go healthy and top your waffles with spiced peach jam and a mixed berry compote, or indulge yourself with 3 types of chocolate and a drizzle of salted caramel. You can even pair your sweet treat with a savory side dish such as roasted potatoes, sausages, and even hummus.
As a cafe turned brunch resto, this place prides itself on having a healthy selection of coffee and tea to choose from. If you’re a bit sensitive to lactose, Cafe Medina also has you covered with a host of milk substitutes.
With delicious food, good service, and a calm atmosphere, Cafe Medina ticks all the boxes for a great brunch spot:
“Delicious brunch spot. Great food, attentive service, and excellent location. I love the option of ordering a single liege waffle with my meal, as I never want a full plate of them – it’s a perfect option if you just want a few bites!” – Ashley S.
“Awesome food, atmosphere, and service. Came for a brunch, and it was filling and tasty.
Weird side note, everyone that works here has amazing eyebrows. It was pointed out to me and I couldn’t unseen it.” – Noah S.
2. OEB Breakfast Co.
|ADDRESS||1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone number: (604) 423 – 3447 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 7 am – 3 pm|
Tuesday: 7 am – 3 pm
Wednesday: 7 am – 3 pm
Thursday: 7 am – 3 pm
Friday: 7 am – 3 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 7 am – 3 pm
The OEB Breakfast Co. strives to offer a streamlined brunch experience using a few classic, but well-made dishes. Their brunch menu mainly consists of your run-of-the-mill, eggs benedict, potatoes, pork, and bagels.
But these folks take their normal dishes and kick them up a notch using special ingredients like duck fat, poached lobster, and fresh herbs. Among their offerings, OEB’s specialty savory crepes are the subject of great reviews all around.
To balance out their menu, OEB also offers sweet delicacies like french toast and Belgian waffles. These can be served in a ton of ways with your standard butter and syrup, or with fresh creme, fruits, and a whole manner of other toppings.
Ultimately, while their menu is limited compared to other brunch restaurants, this eatery does a great job of putting a modern twist on classic dishes. This ability is best showcased by their eggs benedict dishes, which can have everything from truffle mushrooms to crabs and bacon.
With its next-level renditions of classic brunch dishes, this place has left a lasting impression on many Vancouverites:
“This is actually the last restaurant I’ve eaten at in Vancouver. And I’m really glad I did, I’ve been wanting to go here for awhile. Their breakfast poutine was the perfect ending to a great city. Service was great and fast, mimosa tasted perfect to get drunk first thing in the morning and everything was just the perfect blend. Thanks OEB.” – Steven I.
“Only discovered through social media, I took a drive from White Rock to savour a delicious breakfast. I was not disappointed, based off popular demand I am thrilled to see a 2nd establishment pop up in Burnaby in the near future. The service, staff and scene it sat by was nothing but splendid. Lorenzo was my server today and went above and beyond to ensure my first time was just the beginning! Worth the trip and food was as amazing as it looked!” – Michael M.
3. Chambar Restaurant
|ADDRESS||568 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone number: (604) 879 – 7119 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: Closed|
Wednesday: 3 pm – 10 pm
Thursday: 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday: 3 pm – 10 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm
Chambar was opened in 2004 by Nico Schuermans and his partner Karri. With a background in both two and three-star Michelin restaurants, Nico is able to provide a unique fine-dining brunch experience that is unique to this establishment.
The brunch menu for Chambar consists of french omelets, smoked fish, braised short ribs, and even Latin recipes like paella. This wide collection of culinary delights is no doubt thanks to Nico’s Michelin star experience.
Beyond 11:30, the house begins to serve mussels paired with various white wine or coconut cream sauces. Complementing all this savory goodness is a collection of desserts such as creme brulee, cakes, cheeses, and fruits.
Chambar offers a mixture of fine dining and Sunday brunch services, made evident by the presence of dishes like caviar alongside waffles and french omelets. Though their menu can be expensive, many past clients would agree that it is well worth the cost.
Chambar’s special approach to brunch is a most welcome twist by many diners:
“Came here for brunch with my partner last Saturday around 12:30pm, we both loved the food. I’ve been many times before but am always blown away each time. The staff were kind, and we were told a 45 minute wait, 10 minutes later I got a text to get back! That was amazing. The corn bread was delicious, the waffles perfect as usual, and the sausages were so good! We completely finished everything on our plates. The staff are very kind and understanding, as well as make you feel like a valued patron. Will definitely be coming in for dinner soon, too. I missed dining at Chambar. As a side note, I feel like you can dress up here, or dine more casually. Love the atmosphere you’ve created and the environment, and the food!! Thank you again, it was a great time!” – Reggie B.
“We had a great experience at chamber, the staff were super friendly, on top of refills and anything else we needed. The flavors in the dish were mouth watering amazing, I got the pork rib and egg (brunch menu) and was very surprised at the combination of flavors and how well they worked together. Their ceasers were also very tasty. I’m excited to go back and try the dinner menu” – Nena
4. Jam Cafe
|ADDRESS||556 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone number: (778) 379 – 1992 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 8 am – 3 pm|
Tuesday: 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 3 pm
Thursday:8 am – 3 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 3 pm
The Jam Cafe can be likened to a bar/cafe hybrid that decided to sell brunch dishes on a whim. With its memorable interior decor and earthy tones, you can’t help but feel at ease sitting inside the place.
Though it may not look like your average brunch spot, Jam Cafe definitely has the dishes to compete with the best of them. From hotcakes piled high with chocolate syrup and granola bits to eggs benedict oozing with hollandaise sauce, these folks serve all the classics.
No brunch is complete without a delicious cocktail or a nice hot cup of joe. Taking this belief to heart, this place serves a long list of alcoholic drinks including all manner of mimosas, a true brunch staple.
If you’d prefer coffee but you still want a neat little kick, these folks would be more than happy to add alcohol to your coffee too. This spike can come in the form of sweet creme liquor or old-school Irish whiskey.
Jam Cafe has quenched a ton of appetites over the years:
“Amazing place. 5/5 we decided to get the Charlie bowl and blueberry package. The other item was eggs Benny with avocado and goat cheese. The coffee was amazing as well. There was a bit of a wait but well worth the wait. Highly highly recommend this place for all the brunch lovers out there. Service was amazing!! They made a mistake on our pancake and we’re not hesitant at all to provide a new one for no cost.” – Kanwar R.
“This is a great place to have brunch. The server really impressed us because she was able to repeat back our order without writing it down. We were really happy about our food which was presented amazingly and tasted amazing. I really enjoyed the tater tots and my lavender lemonade mimosa. The only down side was that you can’t book reservations, but the food is worth the wait!” – Rnie J.
5. Twisted Fork
|ADDRESS||213 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone number: (604) 568 – 0749|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 8 am – 10 pm|
Tuesday: 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 10 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 10 pm
Friday: 8 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 10 pm
The Twisted Fork is a no-nonsense brunch restaurant with a fixed set of brunch dishes available for clients to choose from. While this may seem like a hindrance, it gives them the opportunity to invest more time and resources in the quality of their meals.
Grab a seat at this prolific spot and you’ll find yourself treated to brioche french toast, sourdough buns, house-made jam, freshly baked pita bread, and more. The use of a set menu also makes choosing a meal much easier, which is handy if you’ve been in line for a while.
Alongside classic brunch cocktails, you’ll find a lengthy list of sweet and sour reds and whites to pair with any of this eatery’s dishes.
Now if there’s one issue diners might have with this place it’s the fact that they don’t have an extensive dessert list.
But given the fact that brunch isn’t really known for dessert, it’s an understandable decision. And, though it doesn’t quite count as a dessert, this restaurant’s banana bread does manage to satisfy many people’s sweet tooth.
Among Vancouver’s many brunch spots, the Twisted Fork still manages to stand out with superb ingredients and excellent service:
“Excellent staff, location, decòr, and food. The food is delicious and portions are huge. The shakshuka is excellent but so are all the other dishes like the french toast. Bring a friend for brunch and enjoy the rest of the evening with a full happy belly.” – Josh Y.
“This place is awesome, great ambiance, impeccable customer service and delicious coffee and food. One of the best brunches in town for sure! Everything we ordered was incredible, the table we sat looked tiny but it was actually very comfortable and the service was just so great! Thanks guys” – Maria M.
6. Au Comptoir
Wines by the Glass
Wines by the bottle
|ADDRESS||2278 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1N8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone (604) 569-2278|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Au Comptoir is a restaurant that specializes in French cuisines and is rooted in classic French techniques as well. Headed by two magnificent chefs, each is driven to deliver and showcase their skills in the field and deliver an outstanding French dining experience.
The restaurant also makes sure to change menus according to the change in seasonal ingredients to ensure only the best dishes a served to the customers – fresh and delicious. They aim to deliver to customers an escape in any meal of the day to an authentic French Bistro Culture paradise.
They also have a wide array of local food suppliers and partners such as Two River Meats, Cache Creek Natural Beef, Rabbit River, Organic Ocean, Barnston Island Farms, and North Arm Farms to name a few.
We recommend this restaurant for customers looking for an authentic French experience with the freshest ingredients from its appetizers down to its desserts. They have won numerous awards such as the Best Brunch, Westside, and French ever since 2015 which is a clear indicator of their superb service.
Here is a review from some of their customers:
“With classic French cuisine executed superbly, Au Comptoir is consistently one of the best French restaurants in Vancouver. Outstanding service and a fantastic wine list which gives one enough choice yet not too many so as to try to please absolutely every single person on the planet. A must go-to if you haven’t yet.” – Lynn Sakai-Boden
“Eating here is like being in Paris. The waiters are male and welcome you in French when you arrive and when you are leaving. The cuisine is also tres French!” – Lisa Cooper
7. Douce Diner
Toasts and Greens
|ADDRESS||1490 Pemberton Ave. North Vancouver BC|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Sunday: 8:00 – 15:00|
The chef, and owner, behind Douce Diner, is Dawn Doucette. What great about her is that even though she loves working with local and homegrown ingredients, her palate is global.
She graduated from the California Culinary Academy and went to study at the Sushi Academy in Japan, followed by cooking experience in Toronto and San Francisco.
What’s great about their restaurant is that they only source the freshest and most flavorful local ingredients available. This includes RWA Beretta beef, ocean-wise fish & locally raised, grain-fed, free-run chicken.
When you visit them, you can rest easy knowing that their team follows specific protocols to ensure the health and well-being of their customers. They have Dine-In, Pick-Up, Take Out Window, Patio Dining, and Uber Eats Delivery.
Here are some reviews from some of their customers:
“First time there, been meaning to drop by earlier but finally made it. Fun decor and great food, staff all very friendly.”
“Amazing food and atmosphere!”
“It was just so delicious !!! Had the eggs Benny and a Monte Cristo this morning and my mouth was In heaven😊”
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