By Vancouver’s North Shore
On the North Shore we take a lot of things seriously: hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and the weather to name just a few. We’re also serious about breakfast! It seems when someone finds a great breakfast joint, they do one of two things: they either tell all their friends or they keep it secret, for fear of not being able to get a table the next time they get a craving for eggs benny! Well, we’re going to share our breakfast secrets and let you in on the best spots on Vancouver’s North Shore.
BLVD Bistro is the new kid on the block, but they came out swinging with a delicious all-day breakfast menu. From unique eggs bennies and heuvos rancheros to pulled pork pancakes and a to-die-for steak & eggs, the menu is fresh, local and delicious.
Location: 636 Queensbury Avenue, North Vancouver
Daisy Sandwiches … and Such
This cozy and colourful diner is tucked away in a quiet North Van neighbourhood and keeps locals coming back for breakfast with a stand-out menu. Husband and wife team, Brigitte and David serve up classic, tasty breakfast including bennies, pancakes, omelettes and the popular breakfast burger.
Location: 1089 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver
Tommy’s Cafe in Lynn Valley is a favourite among local mountain-bikers and visitors to Lynn Canyon. Small and cozy with eclectic décor, on weekends Tommy’s often has a line-up waiting to build their own omelettes or dig in to a plate of Tommy-hash, corn beef hash and perfectly poached eggs. The staff is friendly, the coffee is self-serve and breakfast is often referred to as legendary.
Location: 1308 Ross Road, North Vancouver
All Day Café
A long time breakfast staple on the North Shore, the All Day Café opened at Lonsdale Quay in 1989 and continues to serve up a small, but flavourful menu of dishes featuring steamed eggs and fresh, buttery croissants. Grab a coffee, place your order and settle in on the sundeck with a view of the shipyards or across Burrard Inlet to downtown Vancouver.
Location: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
A small, but bustling café in the heart of West Vancouver, Cindy’s enjoys a loyal clientele, who come for the fresh, completely home-made meals and friendly service. Everything at Cindy’s is made from scratch, including the hollandaise sauce that they serve on their spectacular eggs benedicts.
Location: 1850 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
The Bakehouse in Dundarave
Comforting and homey, the Bakehouse in Dundarave is full of eclectic wooden tables and the walls are covered in local art. Breakfast is served daily (with all-day brunch on the weekends) and choices range from healthy hot cereal (oats, kamut, rye flakes, flax and dried cranberries served with warm milk and maple syrup) to the mouth-watering “dog’s breakfast” which is a “mess of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, and grilled veggies, served with roasted potatoes and toast.” Be sure to pick up a loaf of fresh-baked bread or a mouthwatering pie when you visit …the bakery is sensational!
Location: 2453 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
The Truffle House & Cafe
This charming bistro in the heart of West Vancouver’s Dundarave Village has a decidedly European feel to it. Cozy and comfortable they offer an extensive breakfast menu including bennies, omelettes and crepes. Truffles play a prominent role on the menu and diners are welcome to add truffle, truffle oil, truffle sauce, or truffle butter to their meals.
Location: 2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Bluhouse Market & Café
Local, organic, house made food is the star of the menu at the new Bluhouse Market & Café in Deep Cove. The owners of Bluhouse are deeply committed to using products sourced from local (in some cases as local as their patio garden) and fair trade farmers, and this commitment is reflected in a menu that changes with the seasons. Start with a cup of locally roasted Moja coffee and then try one of their tasty buckwheat crepes and a smoothie made with your choice of coconut water, coconut milk or almond milk.
Location: 4342 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver