Gastown has many fantastic restaurants and we most certainly do brunch. Here’s a list of fine neighbourhood eateries currently serving brunch on the weekends.
Water Street Cafe serves an abundant brunch inspired by West Coast and classic breakfast cuisine. The menu includes a West Coast Crab Cake Benny, Smoked Salmon Benny, Pork Belly Benny, Sausage and Egg Ragout, Stuffed French Toast, Avocado Toast and House Made Granola. Also available during brunch hours is the Lunch Classics menu which includes various pastas, chowders, seafood appies, salads, sandwiches and burgers.
Now available on weekends and holidays starting at 11am.
Jules Bistro is a quaint and casual French restaurant with a lovely enclosed little patio looking out onto Abbott Street. Brunch includes Roasted waffles, Breakfast Cassoulet and fresh baked croissants.
Served Saturday & Sunday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Ranked 13 out of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants list, L’abattoir serves a delectable brunch within a comfortable setting along with fantastic service and a generous list of bubblies, cocktails, ciders and non alcoholic fancy drinks. Dishes include Poached eggs with smoked pork belly, Crepes stuffed with ricotta and lemon zest and Scottish potato scone with smoked salmon.
Served weekends from 10am- 2pm
Tuc Craft Kitchen is well known around Gastown for creating dishes that are hearty, wholesome and simply delicious. Everything is nicely plated with good portions. Some of the brunch items we recommend: Eggs de Campagne, Tuc Croque Madame, Crispy Chicken & Waffles and Waffles, Berries & Cream.
Served Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm and on select holidays.
The Flying Pig provides hearty, country kitchen cooked fare with the likes of French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote, Chef Erik’s Croque Madame, Country Style Breakfast and Signature Corned Beef Hash.
Served Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 to 2:30pm
The Blarney Stone whips up a cracking good brunch on the weekends with belly filling delights like A Full Irish Breakfast, Beggars Breakfast, Breakfast Butty, Classic Belgian Waffles and Classic Steak & Eggs.
Served Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00 to 2:00pm
The Cambie Pub is a great place to go to with a large group of friends. The patio is nicely situated at the corner of Cambie and Cordova and the atmosphere is casual, open, energetic and friendly. Menu includes Benedicts, Waffles, Breakfast Burrito, Breakfast Burger, Avocado Toast and Chorizo Hash.
Served Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm
Situated at the base of the mighty Woodward’s Building, The Charles Bar has a fun little patio and great banquette seating indoors. They serve a killer Breakfast Poutine along with a vegetarian Quinoa Benny & Goat Cheese cakes, Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders, Bacon and Egg Burger and Avocado Toast.
Served Saturday & Sunday 11.30am-2pm
Housed in the historic Dominion Hotel, The Lamplighter traces its roots back to 1925 as one of the first licensed pubs in the city. Their abundant brunch menu includes Fried Chicken and Waffles, The Hangover Burger, Huevos Rancheros, Banana Bread French Toast along with soups, salads and wings done 6 different ways.
Served Saturday (11am), Sunday (10am) and holidays (11.30am) each until 4.00pm
Brioche Urban Baking and Catering delivers consistent quality with a simple delicious brunch menu including Benny’s, House made French Toast and Omelettes.
Served Mon to Fri: 7am-9pm | Sat & Sun: 8am-9pm
A traditional Mexican restaurant serving brunch from Wednesday to Sunday until 3pm. Menu includes horchata, huevos divorciados, huevos con chorizo, salmon con tequila benny and pan Frances.
Brunch served Saturday & Sunday until 2pm.
New to Gastown, Local serves all sorts of Pub fare in an open and casual setting. Brunch includes: Breakfast Sandwich, Braised Beef & Bacon Hash, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros and Hippie Toast with eggs.
Served Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-3pm