Ohh. My God.
I’m a huge fan of breakfast. HUGE fan. Most important meal of the day! Before I moved here, there were two things I was not aware of. 1) The abundance of Mom & Pop breakfast joints; there are twenty-one places that are still on my “to-visit” list. 2) Eggs Benedict (Benny’s) is a Vancouver staple. In the States, I think I maybe ordered an eggs benedict once, and it was ok. But here!!! I cannot get enough orders of Benny’s!!
*Always start with coffee*
1088 Homer Street
Hours: 7 A.M.- 6 P.M.
1944 West 4th Avenue
Brunch hours: Saturday/Sunday: 10:30 A.M to 2:00 P.M.
Fable, who’s name stems from “Farm to Table” is located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. I sat at the bar and got to watch the chef’s cook each meal! Based on seeing some different plates, I decided to go with a bacon avocado omelette. (I was Bennied out at that point.) The chefs were not only super entertaining, but they were so friendly! The food was delicious, and so was the coffee! The presentations on every single plate were carefully crafted and brought together with originality. So far, this is my favourite place!
1707 Davie Street
Brunch hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 A.M to 4:00 P.M.
Some seriously tasty Salmon Avocado Eggs Benedict. Has outdoor seating for these beautiful summer months! You can also treat yourself to two eggs, hashbrowns, and two sausages for $4.99, or french toast for $5! Really can’t beat that!
780 Richards Street
Brunch Hours: 8-3
The only place who can be completely packed on a Monday morning at 10 a.m.! Moroccan breakfast joint that is really known for their waffles- they were a little too rich for me, but a lot of people like rich foods. What I remember most about Cafe Medina is their coffee! It was SO good!
West Hastings Street
Brunch Hours: 8 A.M. – 10:30 P.M.
1072 Denman Street
Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cozy place on Denman Street with outdoor seating!
Greenhorn Espresso Cafe
994 Nicola Street
Brunch hours: Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Get here early, because they have amazing waffles and eggs benedict! This place has great food, but an even greater atmosphere. Greenhorn is wedged between a dry cleaner and a small, retail store in the middle of residential West End. It’s SO cute inside! It’s rather small, with a few long, wooden tables for multiple parties to be seated and one line to order. I just love this place. It’s too adorable. The espresso’s are chocolaty and delicious!