Brunching Al Fresco in Metro Vancouver - WestCoastFood

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Summer is here, and that means even longer days to fill with… well, food! To maximize your warm-weather enjoyment, we’ve rounded up eateries across Metro Vancouver where patios meet palate-popping brunches. Slap on your sunscreen, slip on your sunnies and let’s go!

The Boathouse

900 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

Lazy Sundays were made for brunching alongside a shimmering river. Situated along the New Westminster Quay, the Boathouse is best known for a traditionally West Coast menu starring locally sourced seafood, and brunch is no different. Try the Dungeness crab cake benny, topped with eggs, greens and creamy hollandaise; it pairs nicely with a sunny mango mojito.

MARKET by Jean-Georges

1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver

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MARKET’s sun-washed patio is an idyllic spot for warm-weather brunching – especially with an innovative menu that raises the bar for morning meals. Start with avocado bruschetta for the table, topped with heirloom tomatoes, basil and birch syrup glaze; afterward, it’s a free-for-all depending on your taste preference. For an indulgent start to the day, opt for the baked brie and chicken brioche, adorned by sherry bacon jam, arugula, black pepper aioli and tomato; or, keep it simply elegant with truffle scrambled eggs.

Wendel’s Bookstore & Café

9233 Glover Road, Langley

We can’t think of a better way to pass a leisurely weekend then browsing a well-stocked bookstore, then adjourning to the patio with coffee in hand. Wendel’s ticks all the boxes, particularly with tasty breakfast and lunch options to keep you fueled between reads. It’s also a nice place to catch up with friends over a latte and freshly baked dessert.

 

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Hooked Fish Bar

12157 Beecher Street, Surrey

Boasting a wraparound deck with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf Islands, this lively beachfront eatery is an idyllic spot to settle in for a long and lazy day. Drop in for Caesar Sunday, and indulge in coconut shrimp, steamed Pacific mussels and oyster po’boys – it’s a seafood lover’s dream come true.

 

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Wooden Spoon Brunch & Bistro

15171 Russell Avenue, White Rock

Aesthetic and appetizing, Wooden Spoon features an intimate patio – though if it’s full when you arrive, the inside is pretty enough that you won’t mind. Brunch is served every day – a rarity in the Lower Mainland – with a dearth of options to keep your taste buds guessing each visit. Try the Sweet and Salty, a flavourful combination of maple syrup-drizzled French toast with double-smoked bacon, aged cheddar, poached eggs and hollandaise.

 

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