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Food Vancouver Select Guide: 20 Best Breakfast Spots

Cafe Medina Breakfast

Whether it’s the weekday low fat muffin and coffee or that leisurely weekend family breakfast, many Vancouverites enjoy their outings at their favorite restaurants. In this edition of the Food Vancouver Select Guide we feature the Top 20 Breakfast places – giving you lots of choices.

ABC Family Restaurant

ABC Family Restaurant has various locations throughout the Lower Mainland. A large family chain restaurant, ABC serves breakfast all day long. It’s reasonably priced so bring the whole family along for a filling breakfast.

Aphrodite's Cafe

Specializes in organic farm-fresh ingredients that are in-season. Try their perfectly cooked Florentine Eggs Benedict. Overall a good breakfast menu to choose from.

Art's Family Restaurant (Kerrisdale)

Breakfast served all day including all your favorites: “bennies’, eggs, bacon. With good breakfast food and great service, Art's may become your new favourite.

Bon's Off Broadway

Bon’s says “It’s all about breakfast” and with huge portions and reasonable prices starting from $2.95 you can’t go wrong. Bon's is located at 2451 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, 604-253-7242‎.

Cafe Medina

From the creators of Chambar a breakfast place were you can have the Belgian waffles as you linger over your coffee. Another favorite is their grilled focaccia

Central Bistro

Central Bistro takes great pride in its menu – with everything made ‘from scratch with fresh ingredients’. Great breakfasts, reasonably priced.

Central Bistro Breakfast

Deacon's Corner

Deacon’s is an old style diner on Vancouver’s downtown east side. Enjoy the good size breakfast portions guaranteed to fill you up so you won’t leave hungry.

De Dutch Pannekoek House

De Dutch - with various locations throughout the city. Although the Pannekoek, a 12" in diameter genuine Dutch pancake, is what made De Dutch famous, it’s more than just a pancake house. From genuine Dutch cuisine to traditional West Coast favorites the varied De Dutch menu offers something for everyone.

Diva at the Met

Experience the many flavors of Diva. Try breakfast featuring their popular Citrus & Maple Croissant and apple maple butter. Other favorites range from Buttermilk pancakes with Berry Compote to the Diva Benny and the Smoked Black Cod with poached Eggs and Smoked Paprika Hollandaise.

The Edge Social Grille + Lounge

The Edge is the newest arrival to the Granville Entertainment District. It features a bold menu that puts a twist on the traditional and coupled with the great ambiance all goes towards creating a unique experience. Open 7 days a week.

The Elbow Room

With its unique West Coast flair, The Elbow Room is great for meeting business clients or just catching up with friends. Great bennys, great coffee and a well-presented breakfast menu all contribute to a great breakfast experience.

IHOP (various locations)

You can never go wrong with the International House of Pancakes popularly called IHOP. Great traditional breakfasts – eggs bacon hash browns, pancakes, waffles, French toast – all your old-time favorites.

Cafe Medina Breakfast

Joe's Grill (Kitsilano)

A popular Kitsilano neighborhood hangout – locals swear by their bacon- eggs-hash browns and the never ending coffee cup.

Jethro's Fine Grub

The best place for breakfast on the West Side of Vancouver.

Paul's Place Omlettery (Granville)

With a menu like an encyclopedia on omelets, there’s so much to choose from. Go with your friends so each of you can try something different – topped with their great salsa.

Show Case Restaurant

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Showcase Restaurant. Choose your favorite breakfast items from the breakfast buffet featuring an omelet station in addition to the usual breakfast favorites. Or choose from the à la carte menus featuring the classic eggs Benedict or pancakes.

Sunshine Diner

Sunshine Diner located in the young and friendly Kits neighbourhood. Sunshine isn’t just popular for its great breakfast offerings including variations on the classic eggs Benedict with a side of thin slices of fried potatoes. It’s the numerous variations of milkshakes that will always have you coming back for more.

Tomahawk (North Vancouver)

Serving the community since 1926 what makes Tomahawk so interesting is not just the fine family food they serve but also their incredible collection of North Shore and Native Indian artifacts. It’s breakfast served with a touch of history.

White Spot

White Spot with so many locations to choose from it’s no wonder that White Spot is everybody’s favorite. White Spot is a British Columbia legend - with a passion for using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients. With its generously sized portions and friendly service make White Spot your breakfast spot.

Yew Restaurant


With a beautiful decor and a menu that uses the best ingredients from the Pacific, Yew is well known for its breakfasts. Their new coffee bar puts Vancouver on the same level as many other great coffee hot spots. If you are planning a breakfast meeting with clients or staff then Yew is your best breakfast bet.

By: Sheila LoGuisto

Images in order of appearance: Cafe Medina, Central Bistro and White Spot.

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