At, we love brunch.

That’s why we update our brunch coverage every few months. With short, cold, rainy days ahead of us, it’s the perfect time of year to linger over a warm and cozy brunch. Many of us have been to the usual brunch suspects (Aphrodite’s, The Oakwood, Sophie’s), so how about trying one of these five brunch spots in Kitsilano for a change?

1. Epicurean Caffe Bistro

1898 West 1st Avenue | 604-731-5370 |

A relaxed, authentic little Italian scene, with most brunch menu items around $12. Served daily from about 7:30am onwards. To try: Pizza Buongiorno for $12.95, a cup or two of their excellent coffee, and a sweet pastry for dessert.

2. Fable

1944 West 4th Avenue | 604-732-1322 |

From local farm to table, Fable creates modest but scrumptious breakfast delights ranging from $11-$17. Served on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30am-2pm. Hidden gem alert: Boozey Brunch on the last Sunday of each month, featuring $3 pints and $4 double highballs. To try: Farmers Muffin for $11 and a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for $3.50.

3. Neverland Tea Salon

3066 West Broadway | 604-428-3066 |

This newly opened High Tea salon also offers a sophisticated brunch menu from $9-$15. They have gluten and dairy free options, and a fun tickle trunk for kids. Served daily from 8am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. To try: Breakfast Sandwich for $9 and one of their tea-infused cocktails such as Tinkerbell’s First Kiss (limoncello, prosecco, and a special blend tea) for $8.

4. Sunset Grill

2204 York Avenue | 604-732-3733 |

For sports fans, this friendly neighbourhood pub has big portions and, of course, games on the big screens. Brunch menu items range from $9-$17 (with a special breakfast for $6 on weekends from 9am-11am). Served Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4pm, and Monday through Friday from 11am-4pm. To try: Irish Breakfast for $14 and a Manmosa (no spelling error here) for $4.

5. Trafalgars

2603 West 16th Avenue | 604-739-0555 |

This French bistro is becoming one of Vancouver’s greenest restaurants with a composting system on-site that eliminates most of their food waste. Organic happy eggs and produce from local farms in Richmond and Pemberton add to their green credentials. Brunch menu items range from $8.50-$20. Served Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am-4pm. To try: Croque Monsieur for $15 and one of their indulgent desserts for $8.50.

Last modified: February 10, 2017

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