The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: Mamie Taylor's

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We’re taking a tasty tour of Vancouver’s many brunches to create The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide. This week we’re at Mamie Taylor’s for some Southern eats in Chinatown.

Tucked away on a bustling stretch of East Georgia Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown, Mamie Taylor’s caters to hungry locals by offering a casual setting in which to savour long established brunch favs, Southern inspired modern American dishes and carefully crafted breakfast cocktails.

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Taking cues from Chef Tobias Grignon and various regional styles of the Southern states, Mamie Taylor’s menu is filled with delicious Southern staples like steak and grits ($19), served with white cheddar and grilled scallions; ham hock hash ($14), with a side of baby potatoes, brussel sprouts, mustard and fried egg; and chili braised pork shoulder ($13), with poached eggs, corn bread, Hollandaise and salsa verde.

Just begging to be eaten is Mamie Taylor’s signature dish of fried chicken and waffles ($16). Served with pickled jalapeños and red cabbage slaw and drizzled in a sweet bourbon honey this meal is wickedly delicious and a must order! The chicken is crisp, moist and perfectly seasoned, while the waffles are delightfully light and fluffy.

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There are a range of other brunch temptations too which include: biscuit Benny with home fries, Hollandaise and thick-cut bacon ($13); stuffed French toast ($11) with milk caramel, apples, walnuts and crème fraiche: and a towering Cobb salad ($15), piled high with romaine lettuce, red kale, pork belly, pickled pears and crispy egg, topped with a Stilton dressing.

Although the dishes at Mamie Taylor’s tend to be rather meat-centric, vegetarian diners can enjoy a handful of brunch plates and sides too.

While Mamie Taylor’s bottomless coffee will suffice most diners, the restaurant’s bar also offers something a little stronger to pair with the meal in the way of house cocktails, like the Mamie Mimosa ($10), a fruity mix of fresh orange juice, passion fruit and bubbles.

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The food and drinks are not the only reason why patrons keep coming back to Mamie Taylor’s, the restaurant’s fairly laid-back set up, comfortable (mostly communal) seating plan and funky interior are most certainly factors in brunch regulars returning as well.

Best described as a cross between a Western saloon and a Victorian drawing room, Mamie Taylor’s space is a playful and modern mix of exposed brick walls, warm brown timbers, vintage portraits and taxidermy.

With a chilled vibe, friendly and sincere staff, reasonable pricing, and a menu full of delicious brunch essentials and Southern favourites which hit all the right spots, Mamie Taylor’s weekend brunch is definitely worth a try.

Mamie Taylor’s

Address: 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-620-8818

Hours:
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open for dinner in the evenings Sunday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight
and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Website: www.mamietaylors.ca

 

All photos by Jess Fleming

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