Brunch on Mother’s Day is de rigueur and always has been. Gastown is, quite possibly, the best neighborhood in Vancouver to find a satisfying brunch. The selection is staggering and each restaurant adds their own unique touch onto the plate. Here are 16 excellent places to choose from.

Secret Location will be having a “I love you Mom” three course brunch in The Tasting Room. Their brunch menu includes popular items from the regular menu as well as some new surprises. How about Green Eggs & HamSam I am?! Reserve now as space is limited. Uwe Boll’s Bauhaus will also have a special brunch which includes mimosas, apfelsaftschorle (carbonated water and apple juice) and the “Bauhaus” which consists of Schnitzel, white asparagus, poached egg, hollandaise. Wonderbar! 

If you’re on a tighter budget, check out Jules Bistro where Moms get to eat free. On Sunday 8th Bring your mom to Jules Bistro and her brunch will be on the house. Choose any item from Jules Bistro’s brunch menu and receive one item complimentary, per table.


L’abbatoir, with it’s high ceilings and tall windows, illuminates your table with such plates as their Wild mushroom quiche and full breakfast with duck sausage.

Tuc Craft Kitchen will tempt you with delicious Crispy Chicken & Waffles while Mosquito is an invaluable experience – the establishment feels as though one is dining on the set of an MGM film noir from the 1940’s. They procure no less than four different mimosas. Chill Winston sources many of its fresh ingredients from its own farm and you can certainly taste it. The Flying Pig provides hearty, country kitchen cooked fare with the likes of French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote and Chef Erik’s Croque Madame. Possibly the most unqiue brunch in Gastown can be found at Nicli Antica Pizzeria. Yes – eggs on pizza. And sausage and a whole lot of other fresh breakfast ingredients. Their breakfast pizzas are delicious and the overall experience is well worth it.

If your mother is Irish, has the gift of the gab or simply just likes the color green then head to The Blarney Stone. Sure enough, they have a true Irish Breakfast complete with banger sausage, Irish bacon and black or white pudding.

Tuc Craft Kitchen brunch Chicken and waffles

The Cambie Pub has great food at good prices – they have delicious fresh made Waffles and a classic Heuvos Rancheros. The Charles Bar, situated at the base of the mighty Woodward’s Building, has a killer Breakfast Poutine and a unique Quinoa Benny with Goat Cheese cakes. If Mom fancies herself a bit of a pinball wizard why not have brunch at the Lamplighter and stay after to shoot some pinball at their many tables. Included in their brunch menu – fresh Banana Bread French Toast, Crushed Avocado and Poached Eggs and Cartems Mini Donuts.

If small and intimate is your thing, try the Salty Tongue Urban Deli they have a lovely Vegetarian Breakfast with free range eggs, potato farl, tomato slices, mushroom ragout & toasted Irish soda bread. Brioche Urban Baking and Catering, delivers consistent quality with a simple delicious brunch menu incuding Benny’s, House made French Toast and Omlettes.

So make your booking soon and surprise Mom with a wonderful brunch in Gastown this Mother’s Day.