The Cafe Medina has quickly risen to be one of Vancouver’s top brunch spots. Offering perhaps the best Belgian waffles in the city, as well as an array of delicious brunch cocktails, the cafe reflects the relaxation and soulfulness typical of the Mediterranean. Spacious and brightly lit, Medina insists on high-quality ingredients that relay the cafe’s philosophy – that food feeds the soul as much as it does the body. Recently relocated to a higher capacity space, this restaurant is a must for avid foodies. This is the case whether they are simply visiting, or a local looking for a reliable and charming brunch cafe.
780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada +1 604 879 3114
Fable Kitchen has an emphasis on farm-to-table food, hence the restaurant’s name. This place relies on local ingredients, rustic European decor and Vancouver-based art to bring their culinary vision of creating classic healthy, delicious dishes to life. Elegant and unpretentious, Fable features an open kitchen where guests can see their food prepared, allowing for an unequaled communal atmosphere. Their brunch menu brings fresh, organic flavor to traditional fare. It is constantly changing according to seasonal availability. The drinks list includes both alcoholic drinks as well as a refreshing breakfast smoothie.
1944 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7, Canada +1 604 732 1322
L’Abattoir‘s reputation for gourmet dining extends even into their late morning menu selection. Located in the trendy, historic Gastown district, L’Abattoir features revamped industrial design, hybridized with the appeal of French cafes as high glass windows and fairy lights meet exposed brick walls on the site of Vancouver’s first jail. Wake up with a hearty Bloody Mary or an Elderflower Collins for a lighter, crisper option and a breakfast burger for a perfect combination of breakfast and lunch.
217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada +1 604 568 1701
Brunch at The Red Wagon was made famous by their pulled pork pancakes with Jack Daniels maple syrup. With this, they combined two comfort foods into a savory and sweet brunch option with just a bite of whiskey. Situated in an unassuming, casual diner setting, The Red Wagon is a fantastic option for a laid-back brunch experience. And, it’s in a restaurant that may prove to be iconic of Vancouver’s food scene, having been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
2296 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4, Canada +1 604 568 4565
Belgard Kitchen’s brunch is composed of traditional brunch dishes with carefully selected ingredients, offering a twist on old-school brunch fare. Familiar meals such as flank steak and eggs are combined with traditional Argentinian preparation, such as additional spices and chimichurri. The brunch selection exemplifies the importance that Belgard places on a international culinary interpretation. Accompanied with a wide selection of international wines and a beer-tasting paddle, Belgard KItchen ensures that every visitor leaves seeing an old favorite in a new light.
55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3, Canada +1 604 699 1989
If you’re searching for an exotic twist on the brunch tradition, La Mezcaleria offers a Mexican take on favorite dishes. For those looking for seafood-based meals, La Mezcaleria offers Oceanwise dishes such as sopa de mariscos, a tomato-based soup with a medley of freshly sourced and ecologically sustainable seafood There is also an eggs Benedict dish featuring tequila, citrus and salmon. The restaurant’s fun and welcoming personality makes La Mezcaleria a charming and exciting spot to begin the weekend with some distinct Mexican flavors.
1622 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y4, Canada +1 604 559 8226