Au Comptoir

Au Comptoir is the neighbourhood French Bistro that Kitsilano was begging for, whether Kits knew it or not. The place is always busy, but you never feel rushed. The decor screams authentic French vacation while the food whispers to your heart’s deepest culinary desires. It’s the perfect place to escape the week, and even the […]

Easter Brunch

If there was ever a time of the year to celebrate brunch, Easter is it! It’s a time when family gets together and there are new dresses, shiny shoes, and easter egg hunts for the kidlets. So fun! Here are some recipes: Simple brunch bake: assemble this the night before, then bake it in the […]

Zend Conscious Lounge

Zend is the newest offering in Yaletown and the only one that is vegan, with a focus on feeding the body, and feeding the soul. The ingredients are all high-quality organics, sourced from the finest vendors. This is a place that takes your health seriously, even when you don’t. The Brunch Blog Boss, her “Young […]

Zawa Restaurant

You’ll find Zawa Restaurant at the north end of Commercial Drive just south of Venables. I think few people go that far up the road in search of breakfast or brunch, and that’s a shame (BBB note: there’s a fantastic coffee shop called Bump n Grind that’s worth seeking out by there). If you’re looking […]

L’Abattoir in the Heart of Gastown

The names and places may change in Gastown through the years, but one thing has always remained consistent; good food, good drinks and good service. L’Abattoir is no different. Opened in 2010, L’Abattoir is located in the heart of Gastown, steps away from Blood Alley (previously The Irish Heather, now located across the street). Nighttime […]

The Red Wagon Restaurant

The Red Wagon Restaurant is every bit the neighbourhood eatery that you want so badly in your neighbourhood that you’re willing to drive across town and pretend for one plateful that it is. It’s a classic, but better. I hit the joint with my East Van Brunch Buddies to sample as much guilty pleasure as […]

La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria opened to much fanfare due to its pedigree; it’s the third restaurant opened in the city by the team that created the simple yet powerful flavours of La Taqueria. I have to say, the fanfare is not only well deserved, it could blare even louder. I first had lunch at La Mezcaleria with […]

Glowbal: Telus Garden

It’s just so pretty. For many of us, brunch is often a casual affair. We roll in, maybe a little late after being out too late the night before, still sweating out the beer. We maybe don’t feel or look our best. But brunch is also about indulgence–it’s about eating bacon, drinking mimosas, things we […]

Brunch YYJ: The Village

This is the second in our series of posts about the best brunches in Victoria. Normally, I leave these posts 100% up to our Victoria correspondent, Chantal, but I was recently in Victoria, and so of course we had to have brunch! We chose The Village, and we were not disappointed. Read on!  The Village […]

Union Food Market

Tucked away on the Adanac bike trail is a family run neighbourhood market that specializes in Portuguese foods, fresh-baked breads and pastries, and home-made meals. It’s a tiny space filled to the rafters with specialty items, groceries, fruit and vegetables, and more tasty goodness than a place this size should hold. Union Food Market is […]