Top 5 Breakfast Spots Near The Vancouver Lookout

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by Stacey Klyne

Feeling jetlagged or fatigued? Is the early wake up time hampering your mood? Well, the solution to combating this is simple: breakfast!  Even when you are travelling it is important to remember that breakfast has long been recognized as the most important meal of the day and for good reason!

There is no shortage of great breakfast places in Vancouver, but the good news doesn’t stop there, many of them are actually located in close proximity to the Vancouver Lookout. Start your day off with a hearty meal at any of the restaurants recommended below and then come on over to the Lookout to get your 360° view of our beautiful city!

Brioche (3 minute walk)

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Brioche Urban Eatery is conveniently located in the popular Gastown district. Their breakfast menu is loaded with local West Coast ingredients paired with traditional breakfast items such as omelettes, sandwiches, and pastries. This is the perfect place to stop at for a quick but delicious meal to start off your day.

Where: 401 West Cordova Street
Hours: Monday to Friday (7am-9pm), Saturday to Sunday (8am-9pm)

 

Pure Bread (4 minute walk)

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Originally opened in Whistler, BC, Purebread is a local bakery that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re short on time in the big city, stop by this bakery for a bite! Once you walk into Purebread, you are immediately greeted with a display of freshly-baked breads and pastries, guaranteed to make your mouth water! Why not take your meal to go and head up to the Lookout with your friends and family to enjoy breakfast with a view?

Where: 159 West Hastings Street
Hours: 8:30am-5:30am daily

 

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar (7 minute walk)

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After a long week of exploring, waking up early on the weekends can be a little difficult, so why not give brunch a try? With 2 locations in Vancouver, Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar has been operating since 2011, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping! Named after Richard Chew, a local Vancouverite with a passion for the hospitality industry, Chewies serves up the freshest breakfast dishes at their Coal Harbour location. From the ‘Big Chief Breakfast’ to Jambalaya, there is something for everyone at this beloved local restaurant.

Where: 110-1055 West Hastings Street
Hours: Saturday to Sunday (11am-2:30pm)

 

Jam Café (8 minute walk)

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If you walk along Beatty Street on any given day, you will see a small line forming outside a rustic building. Originally from Victoria, BC, Jam Café is one of Vancouver’s newest hot spots. Their specials are posted daily on their website – there’s always something new and exciting to try! With creative menu items such as ‘The Gravy Coupe’ to ‘The Harrison Fernando’, there is never a dull moment at Jam Café! We recommend going early in the morning before the brunch rush as they don’t take reservations.

Where: 556 Beatty Street
Hours: Monday-Sunday (8am-3pm)

 

Nelson and the Seagull (10 minute walk)

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Nelson and the Seagull is known for its simple yet nutritious breakfast menu. From everyone’s favourite go-to avocado on toast to the classic poached eggs, there’s bound to be something for everyone. With a focus on local fare, you’ll also fall in love with the freshly made in house bread. Its minimalistic concept and design sets the tone for a relaxed environment, perfect for chats over coffee or for quiet mornings with a newspaper.

Where: 315 Carrall Street
Hours: Monday to Friday (8am-5pm), Saturday to Sunday (9am-5pm)

2 Responses to “Top 5 Breakfast Spots Near The Vancouver Lookout”

January 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm, Lavern Deyette said:

Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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January 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm, Dave said:

Chewies is the best! We drive out from Langley to spend the day downtown and we always start off with brunch. Big Chief!

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