If you love brunch as much as I do, then you’ve probably heard of the ridiculous line ups at Jam Cafe. This is their second location and the first is in Victoria.
If you didn’t already know, I hate line ups. Or if you knew, you’re probably sick of me saying this all the time. Luckily for me, I enticed my boyfriend with photos and reviews of Jam Cafe and he lined up for me =’D I joined him about half way through so the total wait was over an hour but less than 1.5hrs. He’s lined up for other things before so he has more patience than me. There is room for more all day breakfast/brunch restaurants in Vancouver if you’re thinking of getting into the restaurant business! While we were waiting, a server came out with samples of their waffles which made the wait more bearable. The waffles were so good I considered ordering them but I had waffles the day before so I didn’t. Read more
Lisa Marie is a restaurant/bar and my friend was meeting her friend here so she brought me along too! We didn’t have a reservation so there was a bit of a wait. Almost all their tables are high counters with bar stools. After almost an hour we got a table!
Everything on the brunch menu sounded delicious from the Double Pancake Pork Burger to the Fried Cornish Hen and Cornbread Waffles.
This was the Lamb Shank’n Hash with with sauteed red onions, peppers, potatoes and two sunny side up eggs on top. The dish arrived in a large pan and pretty much any braised meat is good! I only had a small bite of this. Read more
The Union is named after the street it’s on at the edge of Chinatown. It’s hipster looking with long wood communal tables and lucky for us, we sat by the window and had a great view of a dumpster outside since the Union is right next to an alley. They do Asian fusion food.
My friend had the Lychee Mimosa with prosecco and candied chili. There was a big piece of lychee at the bottom! You can just taste a hint of spice at the end. Read more
We felt like getting some Mexican food for our Friday lunch so we did some quick research on Yelp and found Bandidas Taqueria on Commercial. The decor looks eclectic and fun. The walls are covered with beautiful paintings that you can buy. What we didn’t know was that they were a vegetarian restaurant but we were down to try new things!
EDIT: Ok never mind I went again the fries are still HORRIBLE and everything else is really average so it’s not exactly a brunch place.
I was looking for a brunch place to go to before watching the Avengers and the Fish Shack was relatively close so we decided to try it. The Fish Shack is owned by the Glowbal Group and it used to be some Mediterranean place that I also tried but it closed down.
It was interesting how they used pallets to decorate one side of their wall and they had a fishing theme going on which was pretty cool. There are also some TV’s for watching sports games.
I’ve read a lot about Yew and I’m really into brunch right now so that was where we were headed. I also love that it’s conveniently next to Pacific Centre and the Canada Line! You can get there without walking thru the rain too. They have a 3 course brunch option for an additional $10 added to any entree so we did that for one of our entrees so that we could share the appetizer and dessert. I’m glad they don’t make the whole table order the brunch option.
To start, we were served Complimentary Mini Donuts! This was served warm with a mango and cherry and… passion fruit sauce? I didn’t really like the flavour from the cherry that much though and the donuts were delicious on their own anyway.