Nothing says weekend quite like brunch. It’s late enough for a sleep-in (if your kids will let you) and early enough to head off to a full day of adventure (or to tackle the laundry). And almost everyone has a breakfast favourite, so there’s something to keep everyone happy.
Here are a few of our favourite family brunch spots in the greater Vancouver area to grab takeout right now:
With locations throughout the region – Richmond, downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, South Surrey and Langley – there’s always a Cora’s close enough to home to make this an ideal destination.
Red Wagon Café
This popular East Van diner, at 2120 East Hastings, runs an all-day breakfast that blends classic favourites and fresh takes with unique flavours and combinations. Local families consider this destination a favourite, and it draws people of all ages, all day long. (And for those who don’t love breakfast, their lunch and dinner menus are available all day, too, according to their menu.)
The Jam Café is so popular it’s expanded into two locations: the original at 556 Beatty Street and 2153 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. (And if you’re travelling, there’s one over in Victoria, too.) With a kids menu and a full menu for all ages, this is a great destination for a fresh breakfast that will appeal to all palettes.
There aren’t too many folks in British Columbia who haven’t eaten at a White Spot. In fact, most people even know how it all began when Nat Bailey converted a Model T into a lunch truck and sold food at Lookout Point. These days, there are dozens of locations around the province (and a few in Alberta, too!) With breakfast that covers the traditional and the unique (inspired by West Coast flavours) along with a kids menu, White Spot is good any time of day.
Do you need a table for a great brunch? Why not head down to Granville Island Market, pick up a box of Lee’s Donuts – some of the most famous and best-loved in the city.
This is a great destination at any time of day – handmade, locally owned, vegetarian and Mexican-inspired food. Bandidas, located at 2781 Commercial Drive, offers a wide menu with plenty of options – including vegan and gluten-free choices. And no need to rush: the brunch menu runs from 9 am to 3 pm daily.
Sophie’s Cosmic Café
Sophie’s has become synonymous with Vancouver and for good reason: nestled in the heart of Kits. They’ve got a kids menu on top of their regular menu. Check them out at 2095 West 4th Ave.