Victoria is best known for its relaxed pace, beautiful nature and mild climate. But did you know that it’s also known for all the great places you can have breakfast and brunch? You might see some random lines outside at different cafés, which means that the food is worth waiting for. Are you ready to have mouthwatering food coming your way?
Our absolute favourite brunch place, Jam has taken comfort food to a whole new level of comfort. They have updated the classics like pancakes (which taste like actual cake), fried chicken with fluffy French toast and other fantastic choices. Expect to wait for a bit, but once you’re in, brace yourself for ultimate deliciousness.
Our favourites: Chicken French Toast or Pork Belly Eggs Benny.
542 Herald Street
Opening hours: 8 – 3 pm.
Coming in hot – the Ruby on Johnson is best known for its mouthwatering fried chicken and waffles together with other great options such as breakfast poutine and yummy hashes. The decor in the place is also something to admire while you’re waiting on your food. Think old farm but with a hint of modern.
Our favourites: Fried Chicken & Waffles (with a poached egg) or Rotisserie Chicken hash.
642 Johnson Street
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 7 am – 3 pm. Sa – Su: 8 am – 3 pm.
Always busy, but definitely worth the wait! This great little breakfast place is definitely no best kept secret as there is always a line-up. Our advice? Go early on a weekday, so you will not have to wait that long. Most known for their exquisite eggs benedict, the Blue Fox also has fluffy pancakes or if you want to go for something healthy, delicious house-made granola bowls.
Our favourites: Eggs Pacifico – Oranges del Sol French Toast
919 Fort Street
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 4 pm. Sa – Su: 8 am – 3 pm.
One of the oldest in town but also the tastiest. Friendly folks and real good food. Their walls are filled with frames with pictures of pop culture icons and other famous folks. Just at the end of our block, you’ll find many people lining up in the morning but it’s definitely worth the wait.
Our favourites: Smoked Salmon Benny with Asparagus – Catch 22.
723 Pandora Avenue
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7 am – 3 pm. Sa – Su: 8 am – 3 pm.
A little bit out of the way but still easily reachable is Spoons restaurant. They are most known for their great specials and also have a fun menu option called the Prusa. Basically, you can choose if you want your food to be sweet or savoury and vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But that’s it! The cook will then make you his own creation and the staff will flip a coin if you want – double or nothing.
2915 Douglas Street
Opening hours: Open daily: 7 am – 4 pm.
Floyds is easy to recognize with its bright pink colour and probably most known for the Mahoney – a menu option where the cook will make you whatever you want. They have some great milkshakes ready for you as well as the traditional breakfast fare. Big eaters do not need to worry as Floyds serves you huge portions. Hope you’re ready!
Our favourites: The Lumberjack & American Idol.
332 Menzies Street
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 7:30 am – 3 pm. Fri: 7:30 – 4 pm. Sa – Su: 8 am – 4 pm.
As you can see, there’s plenty of breakfast places to find around town. Remember: waiting in line means the food is probably worth waiting for!