The Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Kelowna, British Columbia
Enjoy house-made jam at The Jammery | © kae71463 / Flickr
Kelowna, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley
, is a gastronomy dream. With so many wineries surrounding the town and an emphasis on local produce, its restaurants and cafés are top-notch. When you want a good start to the day, check out one of these excellent brunch and breakfast spots in Kelowna.
KRAFTY Kitchen + Bar
Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegetarian, Canadian, $$$
Known around town as the only place with a duck fat fryer, there’s more to KRAFTY than just this specialty. They are a farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on local and sustainable produce. Some of the standout dishes on their weekend brunch menu include all of the eggs benedict varieties and the “Southern Playalistic”: cheddar pancake, buttermilk fried chicken, coleslaw and hot sauce.
OAK + CRU
Restaurant, Wine Bar, Contemporary, American, Beer, Wine, $$$
They call themselves the best restaurant on the water in Kelowna, and OAK + CRU may be correct. Their breakfast menu is one of the most extensive. Some unique offerings include their homemade banana bread with candied cinnamon cashews, caramelized stone fruit, and orange zest. On the savory side, OAK + CRU also serves a “19th Century Skillet,” with chorizo, potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes, cheese, eggs, avocado crème fraîche, and fruit.
Cafe, Contemporary, American, Coffee, Canadian, $$$
Established in 1991 by a brother-sister duo and located in a prime position in downtown Kelowna, Bohemian Cafe does catering around the Okanagan Valley, but it’s their breakfast spread that keeps customers returning. The café uses homemade meat (back bacon and sausage), bread and jam in their dishes, which include “BOH combos,” omelettes, and eggs benedict. Their most famous dish is the blueberry oatmeal buttermilk pancakes, which come with fresh berries, maple syrup, and icing sugar.
Cafe, Contemporary, American, Canadian, $$$
The Jammery is actually “the world’s first and only Jammery.” Take a peek at the jam-making process before enjoying breakfast in the infamous café. A must-try dish is the all-you-can-eat waffles, served with whipped cream and either their homemade four-berry or strawberry sauce. The Jammery also does an excellent breakfast paella and the biggest breakfast you ever did see: three eggs, three strips of bacon, three sausages, honey ham, oven-roasted hash browns, and toast.
Soul De Cuba Cafe
Restaurant, Cuban, Coffee, $$$
Serving the only Cuban cuisine in the Okanagan, Soul De Cuba is a must-visit café to try something different for breakfast. Their menu is inexpensive but includes traditional dishes with a significant Cuban influence. For example, the Cuban-style benedict is a simple eggs benedict with shredded beef (ropa vieja) on top. There’s also the El Cubanito foot-long sub, with bacon, eggs, tomato, cheese, and mayonnaise.
Bistro, Restaurant, Contemporary, Canadian, Pub Grub, $$$
Located at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, Gulfstream is a great breakfast spot in Kelowna when going to or from the airport. Their menu includes smoothies, breakfast tacos, and a delicious-sounding breakfast bowl. Why not try a pizza for breakfast? Gulfstream‘s includes your choice of meat, onion, pepper, fried egg, mozzarella, cheddar cheese and a hollandaise sauce drizzle.
The Curious Cafe
Cafe, Contemporary, Canadian, $$$
With the tagline, “casual, comfortable eats,” The Curious Cafe is a great place to grab breakfast in Kelowna before going out exploring. The café is relatively new to the town’s food scene, having opened in late 2014. But it’s built a good reputation thanks to its craft beer selection, community table seating, and relaxed atmosphere. The breakfast menu is small but includes dishes like apple pie pancakes and bacon, the “Chicken and the Egg,” and steak and eggs.
Restaurant, Contemporary, Canadian, Pub Grub, $$$
FSH, also known as The Flask, is a relaxing restaurant in Kelowna that’s “big on trying to keep it within the community.” They like to use local produce and support BC breweries and Okanagan wineries. They only do brunch on the weekends, but their dishes include smoked salmon eggs benedict, eggs benny poutine and chicken and waffles. They also have a Caesar on the menu (traditional Canadian drink), which comes with a bacon and egg burger on top of the glass.
Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, American, Canadian, $$$
Moxie’s is a popular place to enjoy a night out in Kelowna, but they also do an excellent brunch on the weekends. The menu is small but includes some winning dishes. There’s the Sicilian sausage hash, pancetta and aged white cheddar eggs benedict, and Mediterranean scrambler. Check out Moxie’s and try something new for brunch in Kelowna.