If your weekend brunch routine needs a little shaking up, we've got five reasons to wake up and smell the aromas of fresh new brunch eats being dished up around town.
From a Southern-fried chicken bonanza to a Middle Eastern take on the classics, plus a little fun with some Bacon & Eggs Ramen, and much, much more, we've got the rundown on five new brunches worth checking out in and around Vancouver.
For those whose weekend brunch fantasies consist of the holy union of crispy fried chicken and waffles, loaded breakfast biscuit sandwiches, and chicken fried steak, Chinatown's Juke recently launched a tempting new brunch service. Available weekends from 10 am to 3 pm, Juke's new brunch also features dishes like Biscuits and Gravy with ham, Hangover Fries (loaded with cheese sauce, gravy and an egg), Chicken Hash, and donuts.
Address: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Focusing on French-inspired bistro fare, Toronto export Colette Grand Café has just opened inside Holt Renfrew in downtown Vancouver. Serving up brunch on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm and Sundays 11 am to 7 pm, Colette has an array of breakfast-y dishes like smoothie bowls, Belgian waffles, and Eggs Benedict, alongside all-day fare like their beautiful seafood omelette, as well as several toast selections (mushroom or avocado), sandwiches, burgers, and items from their regular menu, including their delectable beef tartare.
Address: Holt Renfrew Vancouver - 737 Dunsmuir Street
One of the city’s newest brunch options is a playful set of dishes on offer at downtown’s Gyoza Bar, where the ramen-centric restaurant has merged elements of brunch fare with crave-worthy Japanese eats. Served up Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 pm, Gyoza Bar is putting a clever spin on decadent eggy dishes and turning out plates like a Pulled Pork Bao Benny, Okonomiyaki + Chicken Karaage, and a Bacon + Eggs Ramen.
Address: 622 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Vancouver's buzzworthy Aleph Eatery has been delighting guests since their early 2018 open with their Middle Eastern fare, and now they are taking things up a notch with their inspired brunch. Brunch and lunch is available Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, which is great news for those who can't wait for the weekend. Aleph's brunch menu includes an Apricot Toast with thyme and labneh, Hummus Toast, Shakshuka, a Mediterranean Eggs Benny, and more.
Address: 1889 Powell Street, Vancouver
A visit to The Salted Vine is always worth a drive to Squamish, but now that the lovely restaurant has started offering Sunday brunch service, it's an even better proposition. Kicking off on Easter Sunday, April 1, and available from 10 am to 2 pm, The Salted Vine's new brunch menu will feature additions like a selection of Eggs Benedicts, Quiche Florentine, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Chorizo Frittata, and Eggs in Purgatory. Plus there will be delicious brunch cocktails to pair with your Sunday feast.
Address: 37991 2 Ave, Squamish