There’s nothing we enjoy more on a Sunday morning than brunch with family and friends.

Marche St George breakfast

Almond milk lattes, fizzy mimosas, and light and fluffy pancakes. Brunch is our favourite meal of the day (after happy hour, of course). Nowadays, there are a ton of breakfast choices for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, dairy-free, pig-free, beef-free, and even egg-free brunch. We’ve selected our favourite places for brunch that include conventional breakfast fare, plus options for allergy or diet restricted people.

 

Herewith, 10 of our favourite brunch spots in Vancouver: 

Heirloom Vegetarian
Heirloom Vegetarian

This vegetarian restaurant is a beautiful spot for brunch with friends. The food is secondary to the beautiful, airy space, and 49th Parallel Coffee.

Heirloom Vegetarian, 1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver

Medina Cafe
Medina Cafe

The golden standard for brunch in Vancouver. Sip on lavender lattes and nosh on Moroccan tagines and Belgian waffles with creamy white chocolate pistachio dip.

Medina Cafe, 556 Beatty Street until mid-August, then moves to 780 Richards Street, Vancouver

Marché St. George
Marché St. George

Rustic, french and delicious. The crêpe menu offers savoury (we’re partial to the smoked salmon with herby goat cheese and greens) and sweet (Nutella!), as well as gluten-free buckwheat crêpes.

Marché St. George, 4393 St. George Street in Vancouver

House of Dosa
House of Dosa

The standard in South Indian breakfast food. Forgo the paneer and chicken concoctions for the real, authentic stuff. Our favourite is the Paper Masala Dosa filled with yummy, spiced potatoes and served with sambar and two chutneys.

House of Dosa, 1391 Kingsway, Vancouver

Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe
Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe

Books and brunch? Yes please. Every now and then we drive out to Fort Langley, take a walk along the river, and then head into Wendel’s to peruse the bookstore and then indulge in Liege waffles with lemon mascarpone cheese and bacon, and an almond milk latte.

Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe, 103 – 9233 Glover Road, Fort Langley

West Oak
West Oak

The perfect spot for people watching in Yaletown. Try the Baked Free Run Eggs or indulge in the Beef Short Rib Hash. Gluten-free bread and pancakes available too. Read our review here.

West Oak, 1035 Mainland Street, Yaletown

El Camino
El Camino

Latin-inspired brunch. Try the spicy Huevos Divorciados or the ultimate hangover cure, The Hangover (corn tortilla chilaquiles layered with black beans and cheese, scrambled eggs, red salsa, sour cream, and hashbrowns).

El Camino, 3250 Main Street, Vancouver

Graze Restaurant
Graze Restaurant

Treat the vegetarians, vegans, and egg-free family members at this fully vegan restaurant. We love the buckwheat pancakes, which are gluten-free too.

Graze Restaurant, 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Homer Street Cafe and Bar
Homer Street Cafe and Bar

Head to the patio and enjoy a Port of Mumbai cocktail, the Rotisserie Breakfast (pork sausage, pork belly, eggs, potatoes, and bread), and a yummy Fried Nutella and Banana Monte Cristo Sandwich. Remember to schedule a run afterwards.

Homer Street Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer Street, Yaletown

Bandidas Taqueria
Bandidas Taqueria

Another vegetarian favourite, this place offers meat-free, egg breakfast options. We’re fond of the bennies, topped with salsa verde or roasted red tomato salsa, and served on house made cornbread. Yum.

Bandidas Taqueria, 2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

 

Above photo: Marche St. George