Vancouver Breakfast And Brunch | Where To Eat In The Morning

Breakfast at La Pentola At Opus Hotel
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Breakfast and brunch are my favourite meals of the day. I wanted to share a list of my favourite places to have a delicious Vancouver breakfast or brunch!! Share your favourites in the comments with me!




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Quick Vancouver Breakfast Pick-Ups

Yolks Food Truck

 Yolks Food Truck

Want breakfast in a hurry? Yolks has a food truck that is stationed downtown. It’s usually located at Burrard and Pender but check the Vancouver Food Truck App for truck locations. See below for their stand-alone restaurants.

Le Marche St George

Le Marche St George

Are you more of a pastry and coffee person? If you are, go to Le Marche St George in Riley Park off Main Street. They have great pastries and coffee there. It’s also a gourmet food shop.

Pure Bread

Pure Bread

If you’re in a coffee and pastry morning mood, head to Pure Bread on West Hastings. I’ve written about them for my Whistler guide and I am a huge fan. Sooooo good! They also serve Stumptown Coffee.

Beaucoup Bakery

Beaucoup Bakery

Love croissants? Beaucoup has the best croissants in the city plus other delicious treats. I bought several croissants for my late dad and me to feast on. He loved pastries!

Vancouver Breakfast Sit Down Restaurants
Medina Cafe

Medina Vancouver Breakfast Brunch

Medina is probably the most popular place for Vancouver breakfast/brunch. They are part of the Chambar Restaurant family. The food has a Moroccan influence. I’m a huge fan of the Merguez sausage dish as well as the waffles and their lavender latte. They moved and expanded but are still very busy. Please note that there are usually long waits to get a table.

Medina Vancouver Breakfast Lavender Latte

The lavender latte at Cafe Medina

La Pentola at Opus Hotel

Breakfast at La Pentola At Opus Hotel

Hidden away in the Opus Hotel in Yaletown is La Pentola. I stayed here for a few days in 2015 and had breakfast downstairs at the restaurant. They have this German pancake called “kaisershmarrn”. I’m not usually a sweet breakfast person but I became a fan after that visit! They don’t have an extensive menu but if you’re in that zone, do make your way to La Pentola.

La Pentola

You need to order the kaiserschmarrn

La Pentola - Vancouver Breakfast

Yum, bagel and lox!


Tomahawk Vancouver

I don’t always eat at Tomahawk but this is a Vancouver breakfast classic. It’s the oldest restaurant in the Lower Mainland and very popular. Please note that there are line ups even early in the morning. The food is not mind-blowing or refined but everyone should dine at Tomahawk at least once!

Tomahawk Vancouver

My friend Matt likes his bacon


Yolks Breakfast Vancouver|

Yolks opened after much success from their popular Vancouver breakfast food truck. They have a location on East Hastings and a new location on West Broadway. I came here with my friend Stacy one morning and shared our dishes. Definitely delicious but with that said, it’s busy. We waited for quite a bit to get a seat and it wasn’t even a weekend.

Yolks Breakfast Vancouver

Look at that Hollandaise sauce!


Forage Vancouver Breakfast

Poached eggs on hash

A lot of people don’t know about Forage and I have to say you’re missing out. Chef Chris Whittaker is the bomb dot com. Whether dinner or breakfast/brunch, he and his team make an excellent farm to table meals. I stayed at the Listel Hotel upstairs and had breakfast and was able to try several dishes. All were tasty and don’t forget to order a Caesar, it’s made with all natural Walter clamato mix.

Forage Vancouver Breakfast

A lighter breakfast at Forage

Forage Vancouver Breakfast

Kale salad for breakfast? I love it!

Belgard Kitchen

Belgard Kitchen - Vancouver Breakfast

I had some out of town Aussie bloke friends visiting and wanted to go somewhere mellow but served delicious breakfast. A friend of mine reminded me about Belgard Kitchen which is inside the Vancouver Urban Winery. It’s in the Railtown neighbourhood just east of Gastown/Chinatown. Most people forget about this place so we were able to snag a table fast. It was awesome and the wait won’t be short for long!

Farmers Apprentice

Farmers Apprentice

Farmers Apprentice is a tiny restaurant near the Granville Street Bridge and not far from Beaucoup Bakery. My friends and I wanted to try it out so we put down our name and went to Beaucoup for some coffee and then came back for eats. It was good but I’m not much of a line person so I have not returned since. I did enjoy my omelet and I tried my friend’s smoked sablefish which was different for brunch but delicious.

Farmers Apprentice


Heirloom Vegetarian

Heirloom is a vegetarian restaurant in the South Granville area of Vancouver. It’s a beautiful room and very popular for breakfast and brunch. I came here with a friend but I’m a bacon kind of gal so that’s probably why I haven’t returned haha. Sorry, not sorry!

Other places for Vancouver breakfast/brunch that I have not been to or it’s been a while:
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Please share your Vancouver breakfast and brunch favourites with me in the comments!

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