Tag: brunch

Homer Street Cafe Brunch Vancouver (Downtown) | Chicken Pot Pie x Egg Benny

Homer Street Cafe Brunch Vancouver (Downtown) | Chicken Pot Pie x Egg Benny

  So you’ve rendezvous with marinated rotisserie chickens, fried chicken skins and even pork terrines; so now what? How about the brunch menu? What does the Homer Street Cafe Brunch menu look like? How intimate encounter with the soft poached Egg Benedict was just as addicting as popping […]

Brown’s Social House Port Moody (Newport)

Brown’s Social House Port Moody (Newport)

    Brown’s Social House Port Moody is a chain restaurants similar to Earls and Joey. Brown’s Social House menu offers upscale pub food like burgers, pizza. It has some healthier options like rice bowls, sushi and salads.  The Port Moody location has a pretty nice garden […]

Best Brunch Vancouver | Best Breakfast Vancouver

Best Brunch Vancouver | Best Breakfast Vancouver

Cafe Medina Brunch

 

There are so many best brunch Vancouver restaurants. Every weekend we try to find another hot spot for the best egg Benedict or the perfect omelette in Vancouver. The breakfast / brunch restaurants listed below are outstanding. They are each delicious in their own particular way. The best brunch Vancouver restaurant requires 1. fresh quality ingredients; 2. friendly and prompt service;  and 3. best bang for your buck. Restaurants listed below are listed at random.

 

Best Brunch Vancouver | Best Breakfast Vancouver

L’ABATTOIR | Vancouver (Gastown) | 217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 | (604) 568-1701

Cocktails and pastries freshly baked in-house is on point. Enjoy a perfectly poached egg. Perhaps one of the best in town! Served with cheddar sabayon and a homemade English muffin. Savory pork belly but not overly fattening.

LABATTOIR Vancouver Brunch Gastown French Restaurant Instanomss Nomss Food Blog

 

Forage | Vancouver (Downtown) | 1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5 | (604) 661-1400

Chris Whittaker crafts meals based on sustainability and green tourism. Delicious seafood crab meat and halibut egg benedict, charcuterie, chicken liver parfait boards and brioche french toast.
Chris Whittaker forage vancouver downtown listel hotel seafood restaurant
Edible Canada |Vancouver (Granville Island Public Market) |1596 Johnston St Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 | (604) 682-6681

Relaxed with the best outdoor patio space serving Duck Poutine made with duck confit, cheese curds, duck gravy with two sunny side up fried eggs. This is also the perfect location for the Vancouver tourist (out of town guests or local)!

\Edible Canada Brunch Vancouver Grandville Island

La Mezcaleria Vancouver | Vancouver (Commercial Drive) | 1622 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y4 | (604) 559-8226

This Mexican Cantina is not only about tacos (as so many people automatically relates to) but also about dishes that mirros traditional Mexican recipes, Mezcal and Tequila flights.

La Mezcaleria Vancouver Commercial Drive traditional mexican food Instanomss Nomss Lifestyle Travel Blog Canada

 

The Urban Tea Merchant | Vancouver (Downtown) | 1070 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2 | (604) 692-0071

Elegance of afternoon tea extended to brunch over Egg Benedict and Scandinavian Smoked Fish over Mimosa and Veuve Clicquot.

The Urban Tea Merchant Christmas + Brunch 2013

 

Crave on Main | Vancouver (Riley Park) | 3941 Main St Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3 | (604) 872-3663

A local favorite serving fresh local and organic ingredients with an urban vibe. Try their buttermilk fried chicken cobb salad made with fresh avocado, aged cheddar, blue cheese, bacon, egg, green onions, sun dried tomatoes, creamy ranch dressing.

 

CRAVE ON MAIN LUNCH

 

Hawksworth Restaurant | Vancouver (Downtown) | 801 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2 | (604) 673-7000

Two year recipient for Restaurant of the Year 2013. Fine dining in the elegant Pearl Room with first class service refined Pacific Sablefish Benedict.

Hawksworth Brunch

 

Wildebeest |Vancouver (Gastown) | 120 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8 | (604) 687-6880

More than the average traditional English or Continental breakfast. Words of pork jowl, bone marrow, grapefruit leaped off the page.

Wildeebeast Brunch

 

La Brasserie | Vancouver (Downtown) | 1091 Davie Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4L2 | (604) 568-6499

Franco-German shop located on Davie Street. Brasserie Breakfast Poutine and French pressed dark roast coffee is the best hangover cure! 
La Brasserie brunch

 

Thyme to Indulge | Vancouver (Riley Park) | 2858 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 0C1 | (604) 818-2408

A charming boutique catering company that also specializes in gourmet breakfast, brunch and the occasional market dinners. Soft poached egg benny, croque monsieur, croque madame, macarons and more.

Thyme to Indulge Vancouver

 

Cafe Medina | Vancouver (Crosstown) | 556 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3 | (604) 879-3114

Wake up over the best Vancouver Belgian waffles and Fig Orange Marmalade, Les Boulettes, and Lavender Latte. Come early because Cafe Medina is also known for their long line ups!

Cafe Medina Brunch

 

 

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro | Vancouver (Kitsilano) | 2741 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P9 | (604) 558-1965

Abundance of wood decor plus green walls is refreshing during the late morning and elegant at night. Oceanwise seafood and local meat is hormone-free. Try the Albacore Tuna Nicoise Benedict for a lighter alternative to a standard Egg Benedict!

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Dragon View Chinese Cuisine | Richmond | 3779 Sexsmith Road Richmond, BC V6X 3Z9 | (604) 241-8828

Brunch is never complete without a few rounds of Chinese dim sum. Forget the Egg Benedict, omelettes, and mimosas. Instead indulge on a few shrimp dumplings, rice noodle, congee and pu’erh tea.
dragon view Brunch

 

 

 

Red Wagon | Vancouver (Sunrise) | 2296 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4 | (604) 568-4565

Diner style and cozy home atmosphere serving up large portioned meals. Try their Crisp Pork Belly Sandwich or the Pulled Pork Pancakes served with Jack Daniels maple syrup and buttermilk pancakes. Expect long line ups.

Red wagon

 

 

Nice Cafe | Vancouver (Mount Pleasant) | 154 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R7 | (604) 874-4024

A great greasy diner breakfast serving hearty breakfast with generous portions. A local favorite joint for Sunday’s Best! Why not have fresh baked apple pie with cheddar cheese?
Nice Cafe

 

Acme Cafe | Vancouver (Gastown) | 51 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4 | (604) 569-1022

Charming bright diner cafe located near the historic Woodward’s building. This diner features modern classic comfort food. have you tried Acme Cafe’s lemon meringue pie? You should if you haven’t already!

Acme Cafe Vancouver

 

 

Chez Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch | Coquitlam, Richmond, multiple locations| 3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6J6 | (778) 285-8577

Best breakfast Montreal extended to the West Coasts. All day breakfast with fresh fruits, strawberry crepe and killer chicken melt sandwich. Why wouldn’t you want to come to a breakfast only cafe?
Coras

 

Jethro’s Fine Grub | Vancouver (Point Grey) | 3420 Dunbar Street Vancouver, BC V6S 2C2 | (604) 569-3441

Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for generous portions and local favorite for brunch and breakfast. Be prepared for ridiculously long line ups and fluffy Crab Cake Benedict.
Jethro's FIne Grub

 

 

 The Parker | Vancouver (Chinatown) | 237 Union St Vancouver, BC V6A 3A1 | (604) 779-3804

The hip new vegetarian restaurant on Union Street in Chinatown specializing zero waste, environmentally friendly and local fresh ingredients. Try their Eggs Benedict, waffles, and chickpea fries for a new twist on brunch.

the parker

East of Main Cafe | Vancouver (Chinatown) | 223 E Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6A 2Z9 | (604) 899-2777

A gorgeous restaurant in Chinatown and filled with origami cranes, yummy Harissa Spiced Pacific Red Snapper Pita Wraps and Chickpea Kale Salad at reasonable prices. Best Brunch Vancouver doesn’t have to be another omelette right?

 

 

East of Main LUNCH

 

Caffe Brixton | Vancouver (Chinatown) | 212 E Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7 | (604) 568-8200

A great little hang out for meet for all your brunch and lunch needs: delicious sandwich and a hearty bowl of soup. Brunch doesn’t have to be a runny egg yolk does it?
cafe brixton
Yolk’s Breakfast | Vancouver (Downtown) | Corner of Dunsmuir St and Beatty St and also 1298 East Hastings st | 1.604.441.YOLK (9655)

Yolk’s Breakfast Food Truck fried chicken and waffles will make you weak at your knees. True Story!

Food Cart Festival Vancouver 2013

 

 

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Edible Canada Brunch Vancouver (Granville Island Public Market)

Edible Canada Brunch Vancouver (Granville Island Public Market)

There are many Granville Island Brunch spots, but the one that really speaks duck fat is Edible Canada Vancouver. We first came here for a crowded Valentines dinner and found that the menu was quite adventurous . Of course, we don’t have a problem with that. In […]

Acme Cafe, Vancouver (Gastown)

Acme Cafe, Vancouver (Gastown)

What’s a good lunch spot? Let’s spot for the place with a lineup, you know it’s good when people wait while they’re starving. They only serve two sandwiches? Limited choice means the food goes out fast and fresh. It also plays hip hop music on […]

Thyme to Indulge, Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

Thyme to Indulge, Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

Thyme to Indulge Vancouver

 

 

Thyme to Indulge is a boutique catering company that also specializes in gourmet breakfast, brunch and the occasional market dinners. Thyme to Indulge is located on Main Street next to Dairy Queen. The interior is fresh and cute with white and black composition. Their brunch menu has a good variety of Egg Benedict, Omelettes, Pancakes, Steak and Eggs, Croque Madame, etc.

 

 

Thyme to Indulge Vancouver

Thyme to Indulge Vancouver

 

Crab Cake Benedict two locally farmed poached eggs, two dungeness crab cakes, fresh dill hollandaise sauce with parmesan breakfast potatoes and tomato provencal. The hollandaise was thick with nice punch of herbs. Toasted focaccia had just the right crunch. Crab cakes were nicely season and melted into the medium poached egg yolk. I could taste the duck fat used to render the crispy potato nuggets.

 

Thyme to Indulge Vancouver

 

Steak and Eggs sous-vide grass-fed hanger steak, two locally farmed sunny side up eggs, breakfast potatoes, sautéed peppers, onions and kale with a smoky chipotle hollandaise sauce. Everyone seemed to optioned for the medium poached egg instead of the sunny side up. The steak was tender but slightly too over cooked. I would have preferred if it was more medium-rare.

I’m looking forward to the next Thyme to Indulge session because the Crispy Bacon Crusted Poached Egg and Croque Madame looked mighty delicious. So what if it’s a million calories right?

Thyme to Indulge also carries Tea Forte teas, pastries, donuts and macarons. The macarons are not made in house but delivered by some private kitchen.

 

Thyme to Indulge Bistro on Urbanspoon

2858 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 0C1
(604) 818-2408

 

 

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Crave On Main, Vancouver (Riley Park) – Brunch x Patio

Crave On Main, Vancouver (Riley Park) – Brunch x Patio

  Crave on Main is one of Vancouver’s favorite brunch spots praised for its local fresh ingredients (but then again, most restaurants nowadays all praise to use local and organic ingredients). Anyways, Crave has an urban vibe mixed with minimalistic white wall decor. On those […]

Wildebeest, Vancouver (Gastown) #Brunch

Wildebeest, Vancouver (Gastown) #Brunch

What do you look for in a restaurant? I longed to be surprised and excited. I want food to be punctuated with flavours and complexities and not simply thrown together. We can came to Wildebeest for a daylight view for their wooden high top tables […]

Locus Restaurant & Lounge, Vancouver (Riley Park)

Locus Restaurant & Lounge, Vancouver (Riley Park)

Locus Bar Lounge

Locus Bar Lounge
We’ve passed by Locus Restaurant on many occasions travelling down Main Street looking for a bit to eat. But we never really had a urge to venture inside. The exterior is someone dark and the insides was rather gothic-esque. You know… with the dark atmosphere, some red lighting, random forest and branches inside… It wasn’t until our friend Tina suggest we have brunch at Locus Restaurant. Service was friendly and prompt. The plus side was that we sat next to the big window… plenty of natural sunlight. I think I may be somewhat depressed sitting inside in the dark-side. It’s not like I stepped out from Vampire Diaries.
Locus Bar Lounge

There are plenty of daily brunch specials which all seemed to have ran out by 1pm. No more protein quiche and special omelette. I like how they offered organic local produces and smoothies. Fresh breads (cinnamon and white) are served with sugar butter and a spicy jalapeno.

 

Locus Bar Lounge

Egg White Omelette 12: Sauteed mushrooms, wilted spinach, and goat cheese folded into free range egg whites. I healthy alternative where tastes aren’t discounted.
Locus Bar Lounge

Huevos Rancheros 13: 2 creamy eggs (sunny side up my favorite), spicy black beans, jalapeno jack cheese and a house-made corn tortilla topped with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. The crunchy tortilla on the bottom of the eggs added a nice texture. I love the southern mix.

Locus Bar Lounge

Organic Lamb Burger 14: A mouth watery juicy lamp patty, seaoned perfectly and served on a multi-grain bun. Pistachio-mint pesto and brie with greens and roasted potatoes.
Locus Bar Lounge

 

Locus Restaurant was a pleasant surprise and now we have another brunch place to add to our list. I could get used to this. Prices are fairly reasonable too.
Locus on Urbanspoon
4121 Main St Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P6

(604) 708-4121

 

 

 

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Nice Cafe, Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

Nice Cafe, Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

  A great greasy diner breakfast is what Nice Cafe is. This busy place dishing out breakies and morning Joes has survived many moons. It can probably be listed with one of the oldest Vancouver breakfast restaurants alongside Paul’s Omelettery or Bon’s. Iconic to Mount Pleasant […]

Catch 122 Cafe Bistro Vancouver Gastown | Brunch and Ducks

Catch 122 Cafe Bistro Vancouver Gastown | Brunch and Ducks

  Hastings is a scary street. It became a national concern with Downtown East Side. I grew up going to church in Chinatown and would often trek down to Hastings. I was fearful as it seems like I am in a Zombie movie where mindless […]

Marulilu Cafe Japanese Restaurant, Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

Marulilu Cafe Japanese Restaurant, Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver
 

Marulilu sounds almost like a song out of The Beatles vinyl album. But it’s actually a small Japanese café in the Mount Pleasant area.  We stumbled across Marulilu Cafe Japanese Restaurant one day after church at Tenth Church. It is on West Broadway off Cambie near La Taqueria. Marulilu Japanese reminds me a lot of Moii Crepes in Kitsilano and Cafe L’Orangerie in Marpole.

 

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver
The menu is uniquely strange and specializes in Japanese / Canadian style comfort food – home like with Ome Rich (omelette rice with cheese), oyako donburi, Japanese style breakfast with nikujaga, rice and tofu with natto beans (fermented from soya beans and salt), Okonomiyaki, royal milk tea, etc. You can also find Western products like waffles, eggs benny, toasted bagels, etc.

 

 

 

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

 

 

 

The variety at this friendly restaurant is ridiculous. The chalk boards are filled and it is all too hard to make a decisions, especially if you are indecisive. You are spend hours (ok, maybe a little exaggerated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Milk Tea
MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver
I was expecting velvety richness and kick of caffeine like those in Hong Kong or the ones that comes from a bottle in Kirin Special Double Royal Milk Tea (麒麟午后红茶). Although tasty, this milk tea lacked some serious flavours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Style Breakfast
MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver
Comes with rice, scrambled eggs, small piece of salmon, miso soup and your choice of either 1. tofu 2. Natto

If you are expecting a lot of flavours to wow you, this isn’t the place. The focus is simplicity and homey. Low sodium and low calories.

As for Natto – you either love it or hate it. Slimy and sticky spider-web texture.
MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

Comes with sesame oil and bean paste so you can mix it up yourself.
Ome Rice with Cheese
MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

MARILULU Cafe Japanese Restaurant Vancouver
A blank of egg gently cooked blankets the individually cheese smothered rice. Drizzled with some ketchup for added flavours. There aren’t any meat inside. I would prefer some chorizo but I guess this is woudln`t the Japanese way?

 

 

Overall this quaint little 6 tabled Marulilu café is a unique experience and offers a simpler, lighter choice to brunch. Ingredients are fresh and good quality but I find it lacked some seasoning.

I hear the okonomiyaki are pretty tasty. Perhaps one day I will return when I run out of ideas for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

Marulilu Cafe on Urbanspoon
Marulilu Cafe Japanese Restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes
Hours
Mon 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

451 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4
(604) 568-4211

 

 

 

The Flying Pig Vancouver Yaletown | Brunch over Pulled Pork Benedict

The Flying Pig Vancouver Yaletown | Brunch over Pulled Pork Benedict

      Would you believe me if I told you pigs could fly? But they do in Yaletown, Vancouver! This piggie, The Flying Pig Vancouver Yaletown is one of the gems. A boutique restaurant that serves brunch, whips out a mean Caesar, and offers not […]

Faubourg French Patisserie, Vancouver (Kerrisdale / West 41st)

Faubourg French Patisserie, Vancouver (Kerrisdale / West 41st)

Faubourg French Patisserie specializes in authentic Parisian baked goods, pastries and desserts. Located on West 41st Avenue in the heart of Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Faubourg is a of tea house, café, bakery and bistro into one cute little package. Chocolaty exterior; bright and chic interior, this place […]