Two new outposts of a popular all-day breakfast and brunch restaurant that began in neighbouring Alberta are coming soon to Metro Vancouver, and they're both on the North Shore.
OEB Breakfast Co, known for its epic egg-centric dishes, is gearing up to double its presence in the Lower Mainland, with locations in North Vancouver and West Vancouver joining those already up and clucking in Vancouver's Yaletown and Burnaby's Amazing Brentwood.
In North Vancouver OEB will be sliding in on the ground floor at 101-1441 St Georges Ave in Central Lonsdale in a new build mixed-use building called The Royals. However, a little further west, OEB is taking over the existing space at 1390 Marine Drive in Ambleside that had until recently been the second location of Vancouver vegetarian restaurant Heirloom.
OEB's Chef and founder, Mauro Martina, has said he never duplicates a space with each new OEB, which means both new locations will sport a slightly different decor than their predecessors.
On the menu are modern takes on classic dishes, made using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Look for items like the Holy Crab Benny (Wild blue crab, fresh dill, Dijon mustard), Pierogies & Duck, or a Bacon & Buttermilk Waffle with salted caramel, powdered sugar and Quebec maple syrup. OEB has an entire menu section devoted to its loaded poutines, from their calling card Soul in a Bowl (duck fat fried herb potatoes, Saint Cyrille curds, slow cooked bacon lardons, brown butter hollandaise) to a kicked up Hog & Scallops version that adds - you guessed it - seared scallops to the mix.
Sandwiches, scrambles, lighter options, and even some traditional breakfast platters for the purists round out OEB's lengthy dish line-up.
If you want to check out OEB locally in the meantime as these two new additions gear up to open their doors, head to 1137 Marinaside Cres in Vancouver, or 4525 Lougheed Hwy in Burnaby. OEB is franchised in Canada and the U.S. with locations in Kelowna, Toronto, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Scottsdale, and Newport Beach, in addition to several in its home province of Alberta.