It doesn’t get much more Sex in the City than Sunday Brunch. On Monday, I usually get back to the reality of my hustle and hectic schedule, but at brunch, I can be Carrie Bradshaw. Whether that means dripping in diamonds or drowning in cozy knitwear, it’s always a great time getting the girls together and exploring the wonderful world of breakfast food. Nothing says “I love you girl” like bottomless mimosas!
Weekday breakfast is usually some random combination of tea, smoothie, fruit or bagel — or toxic cereal if I’ve managed to sneak lucky charms into my apartment! Its not often I can justify eating a whipped cream-loaded stack of French toast, 2 lattes, a side of bacon, and a cornbread breakfast sandwich while wearing sweatpants and a glittery turban…
There’s no cleaning up after yourself, there’s fancy coffee, there’s day drinking and there are no alarm clocks involved. I get to wear what I want and eat a lot, what else is there to live for?!
If you’re in Vancouver these are must visit brunch spots!
This place has MASTERED the waffle! They are fluffy and perfectly sweet and come with toppings like mixed berry compote, salted caramel and white chocolate pistachio to name a few. Some of my favourite restaurants in the city have a great brunch menu with more selections that mix the breakfast and the lunch/dinner menu together for dishes that aren’t available other times. Chamber does this wonderfully! If you want to eat these awesome dishes, you have to go in for brunch, so that alone is a great motivation.
This is a Vancouver staple and Chambar’s sister restaurant. The line starts 30 minutes before the place even opens and it’s typical for people to wait 90 minutes or longer to eat here! They are very comfort food oriented with stacks of pancakes, eggs with hash browns and hollandaise sauce on nearly anything you want. That only sounds gross until you have the dog of all hangovers!
This cozy, rustic little restaurant specializes in farm to table meals. Their menu changes weekly based on what is naturally in season from local, organic, and sustainable farms. The food is always delicious, different and unique. Not many places can make a picky eater crave grilled octopus on fingerling potatoes with sesame kale and soft poached eggs…
This is a dive diner that is just so easy to love! The decor is 50’s inspired (it may actually just be that old!) and the menu is extremely affordable and diverse. Think less corporate Ihop. It’s located right at the line of gentrification which means it’s a watering hole perfect for degenerate hungover people, casual first dates and hardcore hipsters alike.
If you’ve tried any of my favourite spots or have different favourite brunch places on your list let me know! We could go together! I can always use more great girlfriends 🙂