August 21 2015
11 Weekend Brunch Spots
Written by Gastown Admin
When the sun is out, head to Chill Winston for a seat at their grand patio. On Sundays, they offer a fantastic farm-to-finish brunch, comforting and locally sourced. Free-range egg omlettes and handmade bison burgers round out the classic yet modern brunch menu.
Rodney’s Oyster House has introduced a new brunch service. It’s simple, seafood-centric and features two mains: smoked salmon croquet-madame and crab cakes eggs benedict. To cleanse the palate, Rodney’s offers its signature Zydeco stew blood Caesar and a light mimosa.
Pictured here – L’Abattoir’s French-inspired brunch, snapped by Alison Page
Jules Bistro delivers a distinct Parisian vibe to Gastown with authentic French bistro fare. In the kitchen, Chef Emmanuel Joinville serves up a range of classics (like French onion soup), as well as traditonal items such as the escargot bourguignonne, croque-madam and omelette basquaise.
L’Abattoir is another French-inspired establishment that offers a menu of delectable plates, pastries and afternoon cocktails. The poached eggs with smoked pork belly and cheddar sabayon is a stellar option, along with the breakfast burger (both shown to the left).
The Flying Pig soars with its delightful brunch service. Market-fresh meats are tastefully served in Canadian bistro-style fashion for a flavourful experience. The open-concept kitchen offers diners a chance to take a peak and watch culinary action unfold. And, on occasion, the chef will come to your table to serve your order.
When it comes to casual brunch, Tuc Craft Kitchen serves one of the best. Chef Roy Flemming offers a modern take on nostalgic classics like Irish stew skillet and lamb & eggs. For a kick in the morning, order the lavender latte.
Or, if you prefer a pint, Lamplighter offers up eggs benedict and other classic items, while Blarney Stone plates hearty meals, like Irish back bacon and salmon frittata, with great beer specials.
For the quintessential classic dining experience, Water Street Café has a wide-range menu that offers something for everyone. Frittata of the day and the champagne cocktail are a great combination, and everything is prepared fresh daily.
Secret Location‘s Sunday brunch menu delivers classic items with creativity. Everything from lobster hash to croque champi is on the menu, but the sweeter items are a must-try. The fresh kronuts and pistachio white chocolate ganache crepes are a standout.
Or, if you prefer to enjoy breakfast in the afternoon, check here for a list of eateries that offer everything from custom omelets to muesli.