Tapping into the Louisiana roots of their Cajun-style seafood offerings – what we have to thank for that smoky, spicy, finger-licking seasoning from their seafood boils that you tuck into after its spread out before you on your table-top – the menu riffs on breakfast classics with gentle tweaks.
The brunch menu at Holy Crab stays essentially in the savoury column, and includes things like Eggs Benny with a Cajun Hollandaise sauce, with your choice of blackened catfish, smoked salmon, lobster ‘klaws,’ or crab cakes, or the rich and filling Eggs Sardou, which features poached eggs atop artichoke and creamy spinach covered in Cajun Hollandaise.
Maybe less Louisiana and more left coast, Holy Crab’s brunch includes a mix-and-match Toast Board option, where you can have toast slices decked out in things like avocado and tomatoes, shrimp and egg, smoked salmon, or truffled scrambled eggs.
Things get intense with their signature grilled cheese, which you can get as classic cheese-only, or with seafood add-ons like shrimp or lobster for a next-level gooey bite. Then there’s their Breakfast Poutine, which features crab claws and shrimp, and then what could soon become the standout item, their Fried Chicken and Pancakes. This take on chicken and waffles features a juicy, flakey-crispy piece of bone-in fried chicken atop fluffy pancakes, served with both gravy and syrup, with the option to add-on a sunny fried egg.
For drinks, look for classic brunch cocktails like mimosas and a caesar, as well as zero-proof drinks, juices, and drip coffee.
Brunch at The Holy Crab is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Holy Crab is located at 1588 Robson Street in Vancouver.