July 25 2014
Gastown Brunch Al Fresco
Written by Gastown Admin
There’s nothing more comforting than a hearty brunch at Brioche. This cozy, brick-lined café takes inspiration from traditional Sicilian cooking featuring Italian omelettes (Capichosa, Caprese, and Parma with prosciutto ham) and classic breakfast entrees like steak and eggs. Soak in the sun at their outdoor tables and complete your meal with one of their fresh gourmet pastries and a specialty coffee. Breakfast and brunch are served daily.
The family-run, Bambo Café offers a lovely breakfast/brunch menu with café classics and healthy options. Choose from a selection of fresh salads, soups, gluten-free pastries, omelets, fresh squeezed juices and organic, fair-trade coffee. Stop by for a morning meal before work and catch a dose of sunlight at their outdoor table. Breakfast and brunch are served daily.
Brighten up your day with an early meal inside Rainier Provisions’ colourful, Paris-style patio. This delicatessen restaurant delivers affordable homestyle brunch using locally sourced meat and vegan-friendly ingredients. Create your own charcuterie plate or choose from one of their healthier mains like Kale Caesar and Chickpea Burger. Brunch is served every Saturday from 10:30am.
Head to Blarney Stone for a brunch made for champions. The Gastown pub offers classic Irish-inspired brunch entrees like benedict eggs with Irish back bacon and signature omelettes with three eggs, Guinness braised onions, sundried tomatoes, and Dublin cheddar. The patio is an extension of Blarney Stone’s restaurant front, so you can get a great view of their TVs and catch the action during sports games. All brunch items are under $9 and available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm.
Lamplighter serves a casual brunch everyone will enjoy. The menu offers classic choices including London-style sausage patties, fresh berries and yogurt, and a special ‘hangover brunch’ with double ranch ground beef patty, applewood smoked bacon and caramelized onion. Come by and satisfy your brunch cravings on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, between 11:30am-4pm.
Secret Location brings elegance and a taste of Europe to their brunch service. Their delightful menu features exquisite offerings like white chocolate ganache crepes, bison steak with red chimichurri, lobster hash, house-made bacon, and fresh kronuts and croissants. You can enjoy it all in their chic patio overlooking Maple Tree Square. Brunch is served on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, between 10am-5pm.
Enjoy a romantic brunch outside at Jules Bistro’s classic patio. The Parisian-style bistro offers traditional French mains like Croque-Madame, Croque-Monsieur, escargot and French onion soup. The baroque setting also makes Jules Bistro the perfect spot for a charming brunch date. Pop by on Sundays between 11:30am-2:30pm, to enjoy their delightful brunch service.
The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig’s brunch menu features nouveau Canadian recipes with a fresh twist. Brunch entrees are simple, bold, and satisfying, like the smoked salmon benedict, blackened steel trout with avocado salsa, and wild mushroom chevre frittata. Brunch wouldn’t be complete without one their refreshing brunch cocktails, like the Duchess of Elle (a blend of chilled chamomile tea, honey, and white wine). Come by and enjoy their brunch service every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-2pm.
Chill Winston is a great spot to relax over brunch. Their menu is simple and classic, focusing on original, house-made recipes and fresh ingredients. Farm-to-table lovers will enjoy the locally sourced offerings, including handmade bison burgers, house smoked turkey bacon cranberry clubs, and omelettes made with eggs from organically fed free-range chickens. Their grand patio provides a spectacular view of Maple Tree Square – perfect for people watching. Come by on Sundays between 10am-3pm to enjoy their brunch service.