When your stomach is growling and your energy waning, sometimes only a BIG breakfast will do.
Whether you’re craving a 3-egg omelette or a huge stack of pancakes, breakfast and brunch should never be relegated just to the early morning hours. For all our night owls, late risers and lovers of bacon n’ eggs, this one’s for you!
We’ve partnered with BC Egg to highlight the essential all-day breakfast spots in Vancouver. Enjoy your meal!
Nelson the Seagull – 315 Carrall St
Home to Vancouver’s most beloved and possibly most instagrammed, avocado toast, Nelson the Seagull also serves as an essential destination for all day breakfast in Vancouver. Located in historic Gastown, the café’s picturesque heritage space is what leisurely breakfast dreams are made of. You can add eggs to any dish, seven days a week.
Egg & Co. – 4245 Fraser St
It’s all in the name! Egg & Co. serves breakfast all day, everyday from their home on Fraser Street. With a variety of egg dishes to choose from, the standout remains their breakfast risotto, served with pancetta, peas, shaved grana padano, and a gorgeous 63-degree egg.
Red Wagon Cafe – 2296 E Hastings St
Red Wagon specialized in elevated diner fare that gathers inspiration from… pretty much everywhere. Their pulled pork pancakes are a must, but for a more refreshing bite, check out their breakfast banh mi.
Honeybee Bruncheonette – 789 Gore Ave
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A super cute, super quaint breakfast café that serves breakfast until 3:00pm from the edge of Vancouver’s increasingly hip Chinatown neighbourhood. Menu highlights include their lox and labneh toast and breakfast bun with fried egg, cheese, tomato, onion, jam, milk bun and mortadella.
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe – 2095 W 4th Ave
An out-of-this-world diner featuring kitschy decor and BIG portions. All day breakfast since 1988. Sophie’s proudly serves BC Free Range Eggs.
Medina Café – 780 Richards St
We love the waffles at Medina Cafe! They’re small enough to split as breakfast appetizer or to save until dessert (that’s right, breakfast dessert). With a Mediterranean influences running through their entire menu, this downtown restaurant offers a line-up worthy alternative to traditional brunch fair every day of the week.
Chambar – 568 Beatty St
As the sibling restaurant of Media Café, Chambar serves a similar selection elevated breakfast offerings, with a greater focus on Belgian inspired fare (including the same awesome waffles).
Nemesis Coffee – 302 W Hastings St
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Known for their impeccable playlists and expertly brewed coffees, Nemesis has expanded into the world of table service breakfast with a killer steak and eggs serving as the centrepiece of their small but mighty menu.
OEB Breakfast Co. Yaletown – 1137 Marinaside Crescent
OEB, which stands for Over Easy Breakfast, is a Calgary breakfast staple that recently opened a brand new location in Yaletown. OEB specializes in some seriously over the top creations egg creations, including a Chill Da Bison Out signature breakfast poutine, with bison, french fries, hollandaise and of course, eggs!
The Templeton – 1087 Granville St
This Granville strip staple doubles as a time machine that will transport you back to the heyday of classic diner cooking. With all day breakfast, free-run eggs and enough vegetarian options to keep every person in your party happy, The Templeton continues to be go-to spot for all-day b-fast in Vancouver.
Douce Diner – 1490 Pemberton Ave
This menu has got eggs for days! Douce Diner has brought from-scratch diner-style breakfast to the North Shore. Offering up breakfast and lunch fare daily, with some brunch-style weekend features, Douce Diner focuses on classic breakfast offerings and hearty, satisfying meals.
Jam Cafe – 2153 West 4th Ave and 556 Beatty St
This epic all-day breakfast and lunch spot is known for their huge plates of fun fare. Among the highlights are The Charlie Bowl (loaded with biscuits, gravy, eggs, and more), fried chicken with French Toast, and Red Velvet Pancakes.
Yolk’s – 546 W Broadway and 1598 E Hastings St
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So what came first, the chicken or the egg? Originally known for the egg sandwiches and eggs benedict, Yolk’s is now a must-visit destination for chicken and waffles, which they’ve served nearly 35,000 orders of since opening in their original location.
Lucy’s Eastside Diner – 2708 Main St
Don’t just want breakfast for dinner, but want breakfast anytime? Lucy’s is a 24-hour retro inspired diner that serves breakfast literally all day from their location on Main St. in Mount Pleasant.
Bon’s Off Broadway – 2451 Nanaimo St
Perhaps the most beloved all-day breakfast spot on the list. Bon’s Off Broadway is a no-fuss breakfast spot that serves essential egg dishes and bottomless coffee. It’s also one of the few places in Vancouver where you can eat for under $5.00 per person!
Catch 122 Cafe Bistro – 122 W Hastings St
This popular Contemporary Canadian dinner spot also offers a killer breakfast menu every day of the week. Be warned, line ups extend out the door for their weekend brunch offerings.
So, anyone in the mood for eggs?
You can feel good about eating B.C. eggs because they’re healthy, nutritious and humanely raised. B.C. is home to 141 egg farmers, 80% of which are located in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, making Metro Vancouver one of the best places to enjoy delicious, farm-fresh eggs!
B.C. egg farmers participate in a national Animal Care Program. As part of this program, trained field inspectors visit the farm to ensure that hens have a comfortable environment, nutritious diet, fresh water and clean surroundings. Canadian eggs are produced according to some of the highest quality standards in the world, particularly in B.C., where approximately 25% of egg farms are cage-free.
From classic white and brown eggs to free range, organic, Omega-3 and vitamin D enhanced, you can find pretty much any egg variety in B.C.’s grocery stores, restaurants and diners.
You can learn more about B.C. eggs by visiting bceggs.com