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21 Vancouver Brunch Spots Worth Putting On Pants For

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There is almost nothing that will make a Vancouverite happier than queuing for eggs.  Hot brunch spots command serious waits and sorry, on the whole, they are not taking reservations. You'll have to schlepp down there and get your name on the list.
From neighbourhood family-friendly favourites and the best for big groups to swanky special occasion spots and hangover essentials, we've got it covered.
In no particular order, here are Vancouver's essential brunch spots that are actually worth putting on pants for.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Red Wagon

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2296 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V5L 1V4, Canada
(604) 568-4565
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An Eater 38 regular fixture, it’s all about beautifully-cooked diner classics here - all day long. The pulled-pork super-trucker pancake special with its JD-spiked syrup is rumoured to make out-of-towners up sticks and move to the city.

2. Yolk’s

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1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 441-9655
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The city’s favourite breakfast truck took its no-nonsense flow-chart menu into bricks and mortar a few months back and there have been queues every weekend ever since. They were recently granted their alcohol license so now you can wash down that crazy-good chicken and waffles or double-smoked bacon benny with a range of cool brunch cocktails. “Manmosas”, anyone? Oh - and Yolk’s are all about the free-range eggs - props for that.

3. Merchant's Oyster Bar

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1590 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
BC V5L 3Y2, Canada
Happy Hour $1.50 oysters plus friendly service make this Commercial Drive neighourhood favourite a shoo-in on the must-brunch list. House-made clamato juice, possibly the best, most buttery hollandaise in town and the benedicts are served on home-made scones which mop up everything perfectly.

4. Miura Waffle Milk Bar

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2521 Main St, Vancouver
BC V5T 3E5, Canada
(604) 687-2909
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Because one waffle isn’t enough but two made into a sandwich is awesome. Hop between sweet and savoury here (go with a few friends and share and you might be able to nail down the whole menu) from basics like the BLT to bacon, eggs and kimchi. The sounds-bad-but-is-actually-great must-try waffle is the Teri-Vani, which blends vanilla ice cream with Teriyaki sauce and it’s amazing.

5. Ouisi Bistro

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3014 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6H 3J8, Canada
(604) 732-7550
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Get brunch Cajun-style at Ouisi with heaped-high portions and a side of Creole charm. There are plenty of benedicts to choose from but the Creole sauce hash and Bourbon Street frittata are solid options for soaking up a hangover. Team with a minty Maker’s Mark julep and life will be sweet again.

6. Fable

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1944 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 732-1322
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Once a month, Team Fable host a boozy brunch with half-price Caesars and mimosas. This is a brunch you have to reserve.  Serves sometimes seem less generous than the non-boozy brunch service, but at half off, you can't pout. Much. Go-to dish? The Fable scrambled eggs: presented in a glass jar, scrambled and layered with buttery spinach, salty bacon and topped with a Parmesan foam; with hefts of fluffy brioche and crunchy rosti. Perfect.

7. Abigail's Party

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1685 Yew St, Vancouver
BC V6K 3E6, Canada
(604) 739-4677
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There will be queues. It will be worth it. Feeling a tad hungover? the tomato-y breakfast poutine is a carb-fuelled, spirit-reviving miracle on a plate. If you're looking for somewhere to stretch out and take your time over coffee and papers, go elsewhere, but as a quick catch-up spot over exceptionally well-made brunch classics or unusual benedict specials it's hard to beat. Plus: surprisingly good coffee.

8. The Red Umbrella

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1707 Davie St., Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 688-7818
This West End gem recently had a change of management; the flaking paint and unloved exterior have been given a make-over but thankfully, the super cheap pancakes and other breakfasts classics—cooked exactly right—have stayed. They're also now baking their own bread and making their own preserves.

9. Milestones Grill & Bar

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1210 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2N2, Canada
(604) 662-3431
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If you’ve got brunch plans with a big group of friends then usually you can forget about most of the restaurants in Vancouver; small rooms do not embrace big crowds. Hurrah then for Milestones - really any of their locations is a winner but the English Bay one has a show-stopper of a view. Service is exceptional and prices are low; the brunch bundle is as good as deal as you’ll find in town for $20.

10. Acacia Fillo Bar

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1103 Denman Street, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 633-3884
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Prepare to lose your mind - and waistline - to pastry at this unassuming little spot near English Bay. Try their Bulgarian burek; impossibly buttery and flaky filo pastry stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings. The roasted potatoes are especially good here.

11. Buck Stop

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833 Denman, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L7, Canada
(604) 428-2528
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When a restaurant has the motto: Eat. Meat. Repeat; it’s hard not to do just that. The brisket, cheddar and egg sandwich on sourdough is a thing of great beauty. This small room is well worth seeking out and thanks to its late opening hours, it’s become the hangout of choice for many industry types - always a sign of excellent food, drink and service.

12. Tableau Bar Bistro

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1181 Melville St, Vancouver
BC V6E 0A3, Canada
(604) 669-5060
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Get grown-up at Tableau’s swanky brunch with a French flavour. If you like super-spicy Caesars you’re in luck - more delicate palates will prefer the 1181 cocktail with elderflower and bubbles. New for spring the apple and cheddar souffle pancake perfectly balances sweet and savoury and a grilled calamari and prawn dish hits the spot for seafood lovers to pair with fresh-shucked oysters. Traditionalists will love the benedicts.

13. Grain Tasting Bar

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655 Burrard St, Vancouver
BC V6C 2R7, Canada
(604) 639-4771
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Two words: Oyama sausage. Vancouverites know that the Granville Island’s sausage kings can't be beaten, and sensibly, Grain know this too. Their Oyama feature benedict is a plate-licker of a dish. Locavors will enjoy their Caesars made with BC gin or vodka.

14. YEW seafood + bar

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791 West Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2T4, Canada
(604) 692-4939
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Really? A hotel bar restaurant for brunch? Um, yeah - really, every Sunday (and Monday) YEW have a wonderful half-price wine feature. Get down there, order up a bottle of bubbly and make your own mimosas. Booze aside, the feature benedicts are a treat - if the lobster benny isn’t on the menu, it may be worth begging and pleading them to make it anyway. Too proud to beg? Oh, alright - go for the duck hash then. Also - pleasingly large brunch dessert selection. Rare and appreciated. [Photo Credit Sean Neald]

15. Earls

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905 Hornby St., Vancouver
BC V6Z 3G4, Canada
(604) 682-6700
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The problem with brunch is that if you’re with a big group and want to linger, you’re pretty much screwed. Unless you go to Earl’s. Large potions, great prices, bread made in-house (the sourdough on the benedict is fantastic) plus huge tables and booths make this a solid spot for any celebration brunches.

16. Twisted Fork Bistro

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1147 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6B 2G6, Canada
(604) 568-0749
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Club together and send one brave soul down early to reserve your spot: waits can be 30mins to an hour. But - infuriatingly it’s worth it. Great brunch cocktails, unmissable asiago scones and a solid benedict program make this a good bet for a downtown shopping stop-off.

17. La Brasserie

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1091 Davie St, Vancouver
BC V6E 1N2, Canada
(604) 568-6499
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Another prize breakfast poutine. No matter what anyone else orders, if you have the poutine, you win. It is delicious. Also good call for brunch oysters, $6 Caesars and Mimosas.

18. Medina Café

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556 Beatty St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2L3, Canada
(604) 879-3114
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Yes, we know that the lavender lattes served up here are wonderful - and the waffles with unusual flavour combination toppings like white chocolate pistachio rosewater and fig orange marmalade are delicious, but oh - the queues. Really they are the worst; brunch here is very busy and sometimes the service can reflect this. But sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and oftentimes that is a lavender latte.

19. Wildebeest

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120 W Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1G8, Canada
(604) 687-6880
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Wildebrunch: The meat lover's breakfast of choice with an angus beef bavette, smoked bier wurst, bacon, three eggs and triple-cooked potatoes. Wear the stretchy pants and leave the vegetarians at home.  Also a great bet for those looking for something a little more imaginative than Caesars or mimosas, Wildebeest have a kick-ass cocktail programme thanks to co-owner Josh Pape.

20. Tuc Craft Kitchen

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60 W Cordova St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1C9, Canada
(604) 559-8999
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Three words: chicken and waffles. No bland, under-seasoned poultry here - these beauties come with a trip of sauces, Dijon Mournaise, Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette, and Maple Syrup which you drizzle on top and then get stuck in. Order with a side of the ridiculously good pork belly crackling for pure breakfast meaty indulgence.

21. Secret Location

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1 Water St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2H9, Canada
(604) 685-0090
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Brunch as art in Gastown with adventurous chef Jefferson Alvarez's 'Perfect Egg'- a beautiful take on breakfast with an edible shell and yes, one of the best yolks in the city.

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1. The Red Wagon

2296 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4, Canada
An Eater 38 regular fixture, it’s all about beautifully-cooked diner classics here - all day long. The pulled-pork super-trucker pancake special with its JD-spiked syrup is rumoured to make out-of-towners up sticks and move to the city.
2296 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V5L 1V4, Canada

2. Yolk’s

1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The city’s favourite breakfast truck took its no-nonsense flow-chart menu into bricks and mortar a few months back and there have been queues every weekend ever since. They were recently granted their alcohol license so now you can wash down that crazy-good chicken and waffles or double-smoked bacon benny with a range of cool brunch cocktails. “Manmosas”, anyone? Oh - and Yolk’s are all about the free-range eggs - props for that.
1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC, Canada

3. Merchant's Oyster Bar

1590 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y2, Canada
Happy Hour $1.50 oysters plus friendly service make this Commercial Drive neighourhood favourite a shoo-in on the must-brunch list. House-made clamato juice, possibly the best, most buttery hollandaise in town and the benedicts are served on home-made scones which mop up everything perfectly.
1590 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
BC V5L 3Y2, Canada

4. Miura Waffle Milk Bar

2521 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E5, Canada
Because one waffle isn’t enough but two made into a sandwich is awesome. Hop between sweet and savoury here (go with a few friends and share and you might be able to nail down the whole menu) from basics like the BLT to bacon, eggs and kimchi. The sounds-bad-but-is-actually-great must-try waffle is the Teri-Vani, which blends vanilla ice cream with Teriyaki sauce and it’s amazing.
2521 Main St, Vancouver
BC V5T 3E5, Canada

5. Ouisi Bistro

3014 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J8, Canada
Get brunch Cajun-style at Ouisi with heaped-high portions and a side of Creole charm. There are plenty of benedicts to choose from but the Creole sauce hash and Bourbon Street frittata are solid options for soaking up a hangover. Team with a minty Maker’s Mark julep and life will be sweet again.
3014 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6H 3J8, Canada

6. Fable

1944 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Once a month, Team Fable host a boozy brunch with half-price Caesars and mimosas. This is a brunch you have to reserve.  Serves sometimes seem less generous than the non-boozy brunch service, but at half off, you can't pout. Much. Go-to dish? The Fable scrambled eggs: presented in a glass jar, scrambled and layered with buttery spinach, salty bacon and topped with a Parmesan foam; with hefts of fluffy brioche and crunchy rosti. Perfect.
1944 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
BC, Canada

7. Abigail's Party

1685 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E6, Canada
There will be queues. It will be worth it. Feeling a tad hungover? the tomato-y breakfast poutine is a carb-fuelled, spirit-reviving miracle on a plate. If you're looking for somewhere to stretch out and take your time over coffee and papers, go elsewhere, but as a quick catch-up spot over exceptionally well-made brunch classics or unusual benedict specials it's hard to beat. Plus: surprisingly good coffee.
1685 Yew St, Vancouver
BC V6K 3E6, Canada

8. The Red Umbrella

1707 Davie St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
This West End gem recently had a change of management; the flaking paint and unloved exterior have been given a make-over but thankfully, the super cheap pancakes and other breakfasts classics—cooked exactly right—have stayed. They're also now baking their own bread and making their own preserves.
1707 Davie St., Vancouver
BC, Canada

9. Milestones Grill & Bar

1210 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2N2, Canada
If you’ve got brunch plans with a big group of friends then usually you can forget about most of the restaurants in Vancouver; small rooms do not embrace big crowds. Hurrah then for Milestones - really any of their locations is a winner but the English Bay one has a show-stopper of a view. Service is exceptional and prices are low; the brunch bundle is as good as deal as you’ll find in town for $20.
1210 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2N2, Canada

10. Acacia Fillo Bar

1103 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Prepare to lose your mind - and waistline - to pastry at this unassuming little spot near English Bay. Try their Bulgarian burek; impossibly buttery and flaky filo pastry stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings. The roasted potatoes are especially good here.
1103 Denman Street, Vancouver
BC, Canada

11. Buck Stop

833 Denman, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L7, Canada
When a restaurant has the motto: Eat. Meat. Repeat; it’s hard not to do just that. The brisket, cheddar and egg sandwich on sourdough is a thing of great beauty. This small room is well worth seeking out and thanks to its late opening hours, it’s become the hangout of choice for many industry types - always a sign of excellent food, drink and service.
833 Denman, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L7, Canada

12. Tableau Bar Bistro

1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3, Canada
Get grown-up at Tableau’s swanky brunch with a French flavour. If you like super-spicy Caesars you’re in luck - more delicate palates will prefer the 1181 cocktail with elderflower and bubbles. New for spring the apple and cheddar souffle pancake perfectly balances sweet and savoury and a grilled calamari and prawn dish hits the spot for seafood lovers to pair with fresh-shucked oysters. Traditionalists will love the benedicts.
1181 Melville St, Vancouver
BC V6E 0A3, Canada

13. Grain Tasting Bar

655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada
Two words: Oyama sausage. Vancouverites know that the Granville Island’s sausage kings can't be beaten, and sensibly, Grain know this too. Their Oyama feature benedict is a plate-licker of a dish. Locavors will enjoy their Caesars made with BC gin or vodka.
655 Burrard St, Vancouver
BC V6C 2R7, Canada

14. YEW seafood + bar

791 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
Really? A hotel bar restaurant for brunch? Um, yeah - really, every Sunday (and Monday) YEW have a wonderful half-price wine feature. Get down there, order up a bottle of bubbly and make your own mimosas. Booze aside, the feature benedicts are a treat - if the lobster benny isn’t on the menu, it may be worth begging and pleading them to make it anyway. Too proud to beg? Oh, alright - go for the duck hash then. Also - pleasingly large brunch dessert selection. Rare and appreciated. [Photo Credit Sean Neald]
791 West Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2T4, Canada

15. Earls

905 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G4, Canada
The problem with brunch is that if you’re with a big group and want to linger, you’re pretty much screwed. Unless you go to Earl’s. Large potions, great prices, bread made in-house (the sourdough on the benedict is fantastic) plus huge tables and booths make this a solid spot for any celebration brunches.
905 Hornby St., Vancouver
BC V6Z 3G4, Canada

16. Twisted Fork Bistro

1147 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada
Club together and send one brave soul down early to reserve your spot: waits can be 30mins to an hour. But - infuriatingly it’s worth it. Great brunch cocktails, unmissable asiago scones and a solid benedict program make this a good bet for a downtown shopping stop-off.
1147 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6B 2G6, Canada

17. La Brasserie

1091 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2, Canada
Another prize breakfast poutine. No matter what anyone else orders, if you have the poutine, you win. It is delicious. Also good call for brunch oysters, $6 Caesars and Mimosas.
1091 Davie St, Vancouver
BC V6E 1N2, Canada

18. Medina Café

556 Beatty St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3, Canada
Yes, we know that the lavender lattes served up here are wonderful - and the waffles with unusual flavour combination toppings like white chocolate pistachio rosewater and fig orange marmalade are delicious, but oh - the queues. Really they are the worst; brunch here is very busy and sometimes the service can reflect this. But sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and oftentimes that is a lavender latte.
556 Beatty St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2L3, Canada

19. Wildebeest

120 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8, Canada
Wildebrunch: The meat lover's breakfast of choice with an angus beef bavette, smoked bier wurst, bacon, three eggs and triple-cooked potatoes. Wear the stretchy pants and leave the vegetarians at home.  Also a great bet for those looking for something a little more imaginative than Caesars or mimosas, Wildebeest have a kick-ass cocktail programme thanks to co-owner Josh Pape.
120 W Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1G8, Canada

20. Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C9, Canada
Three words: chicken and waffles. No bland, under-seasoned poultry here - these beauties come with a trip of sauces, Dijon Mournaise, Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette, and Maple Syrup which you drizzle on top and then get stuck in. Order with a side of the ridiculously good pork belly crackling for pure breakfast meaty indulgence.
60 W Cordova St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1C9, Canada

21. Secret Location

1 Water St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada
Brunch as art in Gastown with adventurous chef Jefferson Alvarez's 'Perfect Egg'- a beautiful take on breakfast with an edible shell and yes, one of the best yolks in the city.
1 Water St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2H9, Canada