Best brunch in downtown Vancouver

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Some of Vancouver’s best brunch options can be found downtown. Opening their doors nice and early on both Saturday and Sunday, these eateries offer scrumptious, reasonably priced brunch plates, as well as an enticing range of mid-morning cocktails.

Whether you’re after sweet or savoury, a strong coffee or a boozy beverage, a quick bite to eat or a lingering feast, here’s our list of where to find downtown Vancouver’s best brunches.

Chambar

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Following the restaurant’s Belgian theme and North African influences, brunch at Chambar is mid-morning satisfaction guaranteed, in the form of duck confit with quinoa, L’omellette du jour, Oeuf et Steak (comprised of marinated 6oz butcher’s steak with fried eggs and chargrilled cornbread), venison burger with roasted yams, grilled merguez tajine, and spicy Chambar sausage paella.

Address: 568 Beatty Street
Phone: 604-879-7119
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3p.m.
Website: www.chambar.com

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SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: Chambar

Forage

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Buttermilk pancakes (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Sitting on the border of downtown and the West, End Forage offers diners diverse meal choices, well-executed classics, vibrant flavours, and friendly and switched-on service, making the restaurant an excellent choice when scouring downtown for a memorable weekend brunch feed.

Address: 1300 Robson Street
Phone: 604-661-1400
Hours: Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Website: www.foragevancouver.com

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SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: Forage

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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Beef Short Rib ‘Croque Madame’ (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Executive Chef Alex Chen heads the kitchen at European bistro-inspired Boulevard, and come the weekend promises brunch enthusiasts an array of approachable and wonderfully executed meals. Brunch-goers can expect to discover a menu consisting of brunch time essentials and creative globally-inspired plates.

Address: 
845 Burrard Street (at the Sutton Place Hotel)
Phone: 604-642-2900
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Website: www.boulevardvancouver.ca

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SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

YEW seafood + bar

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Hand-peeled Shrimp Benny (Lindsay William-Ross / Vancity Buzz)

Set within the Four Seasons Hotel, YEW seafood + bar is known for its innovative fish and shellfish, expertly crafted by Executive Chef Ned Bell. Come weekend brunch, Bell passes the reins to Restaurant Chef Sean Murray, who oversees a beautiful menu of eclectic and elegant seasonal fare.

Address: Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Website: www.yewseafood.com

Halibut at YEW seafood + bar's brunch (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: YEW seafood + bar

Homer St. Café and Bar

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Maple chicken and bacon cobbler (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Not only does Homer St. Café’s delicious food and drink options encourage a lingering weekend brunch, so does the café’s charming ambience and gorgeous 1930’s French bistro inspired interior. Enjoy revitalized brunch classics, as well as Homer St. Café’s signature roast of the day.

Address: 898 Homer Street
Phone: 604-428-4299
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Website: www.homerstreetcafebar.com

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SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: Homer St. Cafe and Bar

Joe Fortes

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Crab & corn cakes (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

With a particular interest in seafood and steak, brunch at Joe Fortes not only features a range of classic brunch favourites like chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and Eggs Benny plates, but also a myriad of tempting seafood dishes. Seafood lovers have the option to dig into fresh oysters from, New England clam chowder, crab and corn cakes, lobster rolls, and a hearty seafood skillet.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street
Phone: 604-669-1940
Hours: Brunch served from 11 a.m. onwards on Saturday and Sunday
Website: www.joefortes.ca

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SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide: Joe Fortes

Café Medina

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The line out the door every morning is your first tip-off that Café Medina serves an incredible brunch. From their signature waffles and assorted sauces to their lavender lattes, the aroma that wafts over the waiting area is enough to drive a brunch-hungry diner mad. Seated inside the restaurants expanded sophomore location, customers can feast on Mediterranean-inspired dishes topped with sunny eggs and featuring bold spices and hearty flavours. It’s worth the wait.

Address: 780 Richards Street

Phone: 604-879-3114

Website: www.medinacafe.com

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SEE ALSO: Café Medina: New dishes emerge as best of the brunch

 


Best brunches in downtown Vancouver

By Vancity Buzz

  • Chambar

    By Vancity Buzz

    Following the restaurant’s Belgian theme and North African influences, brunch at Chambar is mid-morning satisfaction guaranteed.

  • Forage

    By Vancity Buzz

    Sitting on the border of downtown and the West End Forage offers diners diverse meal choices, well-executed classics, vibrant flavours, and friendly and switched-on service, making the restaurant an excellent choice when scouring downtown for a memorable weekend brunch feed.

  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

    By Vancity Buzz

    Brunch goers can expect to discover a menu consisting of brunch time essentials and creative globally-inspired plates.

  • YEW seafood + bar

    By Vancity Buzz

    Set within the Four Seasons Hotel, YEW seafood + bar is known for its innovative fish and shellfish, expertly crafted by Executive Chef Ned Bell. Come weekend brunch, Bell passes the reins to Restaurant Chef Sean Murray, who oversees a beautiful menu of eclectic and elegant fare.

  • Homer St. Café and Bar

    By Vancity Buzz

    Not only does Homer St. Café’s delicious food and drink options encourage a lingering weekend brunch, so does the café’s charming ambience and gorgeous 1930’s French bistro inspired interior.

  • Joe Fortes

    By Vancity Buzz

    With a particular interest in seafood and steak,  brunch at Joe Fortes not only features a stack of brunch time essentials but also a myriad of tempting seafood dishes.

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Jess Fleming Jess is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.
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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancitybuzz.com
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