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Brunch o'clock: 10 breakfast and brunch spots to check out in Burnaby

The weekends (or any day of the week, actually) are made for brunch and Burnaby has no shortage of places to try!

The weekends (or any day of the week, actually) are made for brunch, and luckily Burnaby doesn’t have a shortage of places to grab a delicious eggs benny or hash bowl.

Here are 10 brunch spots around Burnaby worth trying at least once!

One of Burnaby’s most popular cafes is also a great spot to stop for brunch. La Foret’s flagship, located at 6848 Jubilee Ave., is an airy space filled with beautiful greenery that makes for a great backdrop as you dig into delicious brunch offerings such as breakfast sandwiches, brunch platters, waffles, and tasty coffee made with La Foret’s custom blend from Timbertrain Coffee Roasters.

La Foret’s second location recently opened at 6958 Palm Ave but is a grab-and-go concept, serving up pastries and coffee, which is a great option if you’re short on time.

Address: 6848 Jubilee Ave (sit-down) and 6958 Palm Ave

This popular brunch chain’s Brentwood location seems like it’s always busy, and for good reason. OEB is known for its rich, hearty brunch offerings. Try their Truffled Square eggs benny, which comes with braised butternut squash and truffle mushrooms. If you want to really treat yourself, try the breakfast poutines, which are delectable and very filling. Don’t forget to get a side of their famous potatoes!

Address: 4525 Lougheed Hwy

Olivo Cafe is a Burnaby gem with a delicious Mexican-style brunch menu. This casual spot specializes in breakfast bowls, burritos, and quesadillas. Be sure to try a dirty-iced chai (one of their best drinks on the menu in our opinion)! Breakfast is served all day, so don’t worry about being late and missing it.

Address: 3871 N Fraser Way

Looking for a new spot for brunch in the city? BreadXButter Cafe recently expanded with a second Burnaby location right across Metrotown. With menu items like the smoked salmon bagel, ham and cheese sourdough, and roast chicken sandwich, this cafe makes for a solid spot for those looking for a quick bite and coffee to take on the go.

Address: 8327 Eastlake Dr Unit 102 / 4685 Kingsway

A favourite spot amongst locals, Fraser Park Restaurant is a no-nonsense diner that serves up classic breakfast and brunch favourites, with a German twist. Try the German breakfast plate (three scrambled eggs with sauteed peppers, onions, and cheese. Comes with hash browns, sausage, breakfast, ham, potato, and toast). There’s also the regular breakfast plate which comes with two eggs prepared to your style, hashbrowns, a potato pancake and toast for just $9.25. For those who are looking for sweeter options, pancakes and French toast are also on the menu.

Address: #103-4663 Byrne Road

If you weren’t looking for it, it’d be very easy to miss Adam’s Crepes. It’s located along Rumble St. between a Japanese restaurant and a hair salon. But even with its tucked-away appearance, Adam’s Crepes is worth the visit. The menu boasts an impressive 51 different kinds of crepes ranging from savoury to sweet. If none of those speak to you, you can also create your own custom crepe with some of the many different ingredients they offer.

Address: 5217 Rumble St.

Canadian breakfast and brunch chain Pür&Simple recently opened at 6080 McKay Ave., in the Station Square area. If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, you can choose from a roster of benedicts, buttermilk pancakes, crepes, homemade waffles, french toast, skillets, breakfast burritos, or gourmet omelettes. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try the red velvet pancakes (raspberries, sweet cream cheese, raspberry coulis, and topped with whipped cream and fresh mint), Carole’s cinna-cakes (cinnamon, icing glaze, and whipped cream), or Ri Ri’s cheesecake waffles (strawberries, sweet cream cheese, crumbled graham crackers, and topped with whipped cream).

Address: 6096 McKay Ave.

Another local favourite, ParkCrest Diner is an old-school joint serving up classic breakfast plates like eggs benny, hash, French toast, and sausage and eggs. Head to this spot if you’re looking for brunch with a retro twist.

Address: 5901 Broadway

Tucked away inside GardenWorks on Marine Drive is Café at Mandeville, one of the best hidden gems in Burnaby. You would not expect a yummy home-cooked breakfast from a cafe inside a gardening store—yet Cafe at Mandeville has a surprisingly large menu with plenty of delicious options. You can’t go wrong with anything from their all-day breakfast menu.

Address: 4746 Marine Drive

This cute North Burnaby spot serves up a mean all-day breakfast and brunch menu with comfort food offerings like The Kitchen Sink (two eggs any style, sauteed vegetables, green onions, sausage, bacon, cheese, and hashbrowns), Chicken & Waffle (fried boneless thighs, waffle, maple syrup, and honey butter), or the Pulled Pork Benny (two poached eggs, slow roasted pork shoulder, coleslaw, hollandaise, and your choice of side).

Address: 4190 Hastings St.

With files from Srushti Gangdev and Marco Ovies.