Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style…
Tag: Breakfast / Brunch
Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills. With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect,…
Last time I was at Ancora was during last year’s Dine Out Vancouver. I was still pregnant and now baby is almost 3 months old. To celebrate Motherhood and my friend’s pregnancy we decided to head over to Ancora for brunch! I love the bright open space and how roomy it is. The restaurant isn’t too loud and is perfect to bring a baby.
But. first. coffee.
Brunch service is only available on the weekends.
WINDBERRY FARM CHICKEN AND WAFFLES 20: spiced syrup, avocado puree, house bacon and botanical greens. While we thought fried chicken and waffles would be heavy and a bit of an indulgent, this c&w was well battered and not greasy whatsoever.
DUCK CONFIT CASSOULET 25: Peruvian beans with two poached eggs and kale salad. If you are looking for a more substantial entree, this one’s for your. Flavourful and gratifying.
Listen to your Mom and eat your vegetables. We like a side of crispy brussels sprouts!
PERUVIAN STYLE PAELLA 21: black cod croquettes, chorizo, Peruvian corn, shellfish, one poached egg with paprika aioli. I love this dish and its departure from an everyday Brunch menu item. This was deliciously made with hearty wild black rice.
BLUE AND GREY 12: I never say no to anything Earl Grey and Lavender especially when it’s a Earl Grey, blueberry and lavender ice cream with Earl Grey shortbread!!
If you are looking for a place for Brunch on this weekend, I highly recommend you try Ancora’s menu! Let me know what you think and leave a comment below!
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
Cuisine: West Coast, Peruvian, Japanese
Monday – Sunday 3:00 – 12:00 am
1600 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9
Breakfast Tacos! I love tacos. I love breakfast. So I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make tacos for breakfast! It really is so simple. And so delicious! I am not totally hooked! Making tacos for breakfast is so easy. It is…
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In fact, it is next weekend on Sunday May 14, 2017! Have you booked a restaurant to take mom to celebrate and thank her for everything’s she’s done for you? This year is especially special for me as…
Heritage Asian Eatery offers delicious Brunch and lunch options with Asian flavors in downtown Vancouver. It is located at 1108 West Pender Street next to Melu Juice. I’ve been meaning to come back for a while now since their grand opening party.
This 40 seater, 600 sqft counter service restaurant offers a casual and communal atmosphere. I love the menu options of steam boas with ‘Peking Duck’, ‘Pork Jowl’ and veggie options like ‘Mixed Mushroom’ Crêpes. And lest we forget their addicting five spice chicken wings!
But you are like me and do not work downtown, you are out of luck getting your hands on a bao on the weekend. On the weekend they offer a Brunch menu that does not include their infamous Baos. I wish they would bring this into rotation!
I love the Asian twist on brunch with locally sourced ingredients.
The Big One 19: Includes the Works of green onion pancake, three poached eggs, potato rosti, duck and pork belly. I would order this to share. It is one rich and heavy dish.
Five Spice Chicken Wings 5: Deliciously crispy skin that’s well rendered with just the right amount of salt and spices!
Golden Mantou with Matcha Condensed Milk 6: Golden fried steamed mantou buns served with a matcha green tea infused condensed milk dipping sauce.
I can’t wait to go back for more wings and baos!
Heritage Asian Eatery
Cuisine: Asian, Brunch
Mon 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
1108 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4J6
La Mezcaleria in Gastown (and Commercial Drive) is one of my favorite Mexican joint in Vancouver. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard La Mezcal was offering Brunch Wednesday to Sunday until 3pm! No more rushing to wake up on the…
Eastern Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Port Coquitlam is one of the newest additions of quality Chinese cuisine in the area. It is located on the corner of Lougheed Highway and Shaughnessy Street (6102-2850 Shaughnessy). It’s a nice change to see flavorful pairings and quality ingredients. Because…
OLO Restaurant Victoria is an urban farm to table eatery in Chinatown at 509 Fisgard Street. Since the last time we were on Vancouver Island, the award winning Ulla closed and rebranded itself as a chic approachable spot perfect for brunch and late night. Executive Chef & Co-Owner Brand Holmes and Sahara Tamarin continues the same philosophy of sustainability, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients on to your plates.
I love the stylish exposed brick interior, faux wooden posts, and the abstract wood nest chandeliers that frame the restaurant. Canned provisions, wheat grass and cacti warms the entrance.
The staff are warm and welcoming. They are genuine and attentive. Brunch menu is offered daily (not just on weekends)! Hallelujah! Dinner offers five course tasting menu for $55 per person (vegetarian/vegan option for $45 per person).
The menu is concise and thoughtful. Each dish is eye candy with depth of flavors, colors and textures.
Buttermilk Biscuits 4: We started Sunday morning with these delicious airy, melt in your mouth buttery biscuits. I love that they not very dense with a bit of crunch. Served with cultured butter and seville orange marmalade.
Smoked Wild Salmon 15: poached eggs to your liking (soft golden yolk for me please), crispy roesti (hash browns) with a tender center, pickled onion, yogurt, radish and nasturtium. This is easily the best smoked salmon one could hope for at brunch!
Lamb Sausage and Fried Eggs 14: sunny side up eggs, tomato sauce, seasonal greens, jalapeno, charred sourdough toast. The lamb sausage is hearty and flavorful without being too gamey. A satisfying dish without the 3pm food coma crash.
While we waited for dessert to arrival. I took a stroll to OLO’s herb garden in the back. A cute space getting ready for patio and private events. Seeing the abundance of fresh greens makes you appreciate farm to table / garden to table a tad more.
I want to grow my own herb garden at home too; but I kill cacti. So scratch that.
Souffle Pancake 11: Airy. Pillowy. Soft. Served with honey yogurt with black plum and rhubarb sauce. Tart and not too sweet. Just the way I like it!
Not a sweet tooth? No problem! This fried dough of deliciousness also comes with bacon, cheese fondue and green garlic.
I could have easily ordered the Honey and Yogurt Panna Cotta with blueberry compote and shortbread too; had we not already reversed space for one last coconut milk iced latte before hitting the ferries!
Cuisine: Canadian, Brunch
Mon 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 09:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 09:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
33 Acres Brewing Company is located on 15 West 8th Avenue and Ontario Street in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Some of life’s tough questions gets thoroughly dissected after many intensifying and tear jerking sermons at Tenth. Beer or Brunch: Which is more important? Perhaps an…
Jam Cafe Beatty Vancouver quietly open doors recently at the old Cafe Medina location at 556 Beatty Street. Line ups start at 30 minutes without a grand opening party or media event. If you jam is brunch, there are over 7 types of egg benny, red…
La Mezcaleria Vancouver on Commercial Drive offers traditional Mexican food. 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. But what about Mexican breakfast and brunch? We were recently invited by the fine folks at La Mezcal to sample a rich, invigorating and spicy morning meal!
To being a slow, lazy Saturday we ordered a couple of morning friendly drinks.
Don Pimm 10: Serrano infused tequlia, Pimm’s No. 1, grapefruit pop, ginger beer, cucumber, lemon and agave. If you know me, my knees gets weak at ginger beer.
Michelada 10: Pacifico, petroleo, salsa huichol, cilantro, clamato, and tajin rim. Add a shot of Oro Mezcal for five bucks – we highly recommended! This light fizzy Caesar goes down so easy, you’ll want to order seconds!
Chilaquiles 12: house made tortilla chips smothered in mole sauce (deep, dark and delicious Oaxacan style) and topped with crema, queso fresco, sliced white onion, and beans. Top it with a poached egg, pork belly or braised chicken for protein. Chilaquiles is a great sharing appetizer where the sauce simmers over crispy tortilla triangles until softened.
Huevos Benedictos Salmon con Tequila 15: Everyone was ordering divorced eggs (Huevos Divorciados); we can’t blame them (and will get into this later), but toasted English muffin topped with tequila and citrus cured salmon, two poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise was to hard to resist. It is served with seasonal greens and crispy hashbrowns. We really liked the citrus fresh flavors of the cured salmon. It truly gave it a vibrant color.
On the other hand, the table next to us, all five of them ordered Huevos Divorciados aka divorced eggs. If you check their Insta feed, you will notice a flood of divorced eggs also. Whether or not these eggs reached a maturity age for marital status is worth a try!
Huevos Divorciados: Two corn tortillas, two sunny side up free-range eggs, one topped with salsa ranchera and one topped with salsa verde, divorced by refried beans, and finished with crema, queso fresco, cilantro and crispy bacon. Add a third wheel of say extra free-range egg for two bucks; hash browns $3; extra bacon $3; or guacamole $3.
Barbacoa 19: slow clooked lamb shoulder wrapped and roasted in a banana leaf. Served in an Aztec volcanic rock with fresh onions, cilantro, pickled habanero red onions and a side of corn tortillas. The meat is tender, moist and marries well with La Mezcaleria house salsa. My favorite being the linger deep heat of pineapple habaneros peppers.
If you have never been to La Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive, we invite you to explore their culinary culture. We may very well add them to our list of Best Brunch Vancouver simply because of the great options and diversify our list. Breakfast / brunch is served 9 am to 3 pm. Buenos Días!
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin America, Breakfast, Brunch
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
1622 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y4
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Crepe Montagne Whistler is an authentic French Creperie. Located by IGA in Whistler Village, this cafe is perfect for brunch on the heated patio. Service is friendly. Food can be slow depending on traffic and busyness. The atmosphere is casual and there are always long…