Must-Try Brunch Spots in Victoria, BC

Tantalize your taste buds and discover some of Victoria’s best brunch spots.

Bard & Banker

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. weekends

With seasonally inspired dishes, Bard & Banker offers a perfect opportunity to indulge in some breakfast classics! If you have time to linger, bask in the glory of their unseasonable warmth on their Government Street patio and people watch over an Irish coffee or mimosa.

Bard and Banker Brunch in Victoria, B.C.

Image courtesy of @bardandbanker

The Courtney Room 

Weekday breakfast | Saturday & Sunday brunch 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nestled in an enchanting boutique hotel, downtown Victoria, The Courtney Room was named Runner Up for Best West Coast Contemporary and Outstanding Service at the 2023 YAM Restaurant Awards for good reason! Discover why with their smoked salmon benny or buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.

The Courtney Room Victoria, B.C. amazing brunch

Image by @thecuriouscreature

Image via @thecourtneyroom


Daily from 8:00 a.m.

In the charming community of Oak Bay, embrace a European tradition of slow meals and people watching on the Vis a Vis patio, right on Oak Bay Avenue. If you’re looking for a light bite, have your espresso with a side of pain au chocolat. For something more filling, try their breakfast croissant or Croque Madame.

Image courtesy of @visavisoakbay


Daily from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Brunch with a view! Hop aboard a Victoria Harbour Ferry (they operate from spring through fall) and take the short ride across the Inner Harbour to Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub. Alternatively, you can drive there from downtown in about five minutes.
Spinnakers are known best for pioneering Victoria’s craft beer scene, first opening their doors in 1984 and paving the way for many modern-day brewpubs in Canada. Today, in addition to their bustling brewery, Spinnakers has a guesthouse and brewpub located right on the harbour facing the Fairmont Empress and landmark BC Parliament Buildings.

For a savoury brunch, try the brick oven breakfast pizza or house-smoked wild Pacific salmon hash. For something sweet, opt for the caramel French toast, which is served with Spinnakers own Cascadia Dark Ale caramel sauce and local Fernwood espresso whipped cream.

Spinnakers Brewpub brunch Victoria, B.C.

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Floyd’s Diner

From 8:00 a.m.

Another landmark in Victoria, Floyd’s Diner has been around since 2004 and are best known for “The Mahoney”. Simply ask your server bring you The Mahoney, and you’ll soon be facing something unique as the cooks prepare whatever they feel like making for you. If you’re feeling lucky, you can opt to flip a coin on The Mahoney and pay double or nothing.

Floyd's Diner Victoria, B.C.

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Brentwood Bay Resort

Daily from 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For the ultimate escape, head to the Brentwood Bay Resort for brunch in The Arbutus Room. This contemporary west coast-style resort and spa is nestled amongst towering trees, right on the shores of Brentwood Bay. Enjoy a short rib hash or the Brentwood Benedict: two poached eggs, ham, English muffin, hollandaise and herbed potatoes.

After brunch, enjoy a walk along the rocky shoreline, visit the nearby Butchart Gardens, or rent sea kayaks and explore the coastal waters of Brentwood Bay.

Image courtesy of @brentwoodbayresort

LURE Restaurant & Bar 

Weekend brunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A short walk from the Inner Harbour, enjoy a delicious brunch with unparalleled views of Downtown Victoria. From an Ocean Wise Inner Harbour benedict to an apple fig french toast, brunch at LURE Restaurant & Bar will keep you coming back for more.

Image via @lurevictoria

Q at the Empress

Daily 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Serving a classic breakfast during the week and a refined brunch menu on weekends, Q at the Empress offers a sophisticated farm-to-table twist on the most important meal of the day. Between a blueberry smoothie bowl garnished with a watermelon popsicle, banana bread French toast or a duck confit benedict, you’ll be able to taste the local ingredients and care they put into each dish.

The Fairmont Empress

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Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

Daily brunch | 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. weekdays | 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on weekends

On weekends, brunch lovers can enjoy dining with an expansive view of Victoria. Visit the 18th floor of Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites and soak in the sights of the city as well as the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains over their delicious morning offerings.

Image by @vista_18

Earls Kitchen + Bar

Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Located in The Bay Centre, head to Earls Kitchen + Bar on weekends to enjoy delicious brunch items. Indulge in their happy hour menu until noon on Saturdays and Sundays for delightful deals.

Bear & Joey

Topping “Victoria’s most Instagrammable” lists since their opening, Bear & Joey combines Aussie café culture with the pacific northwest in what is truly a picture-perfect, hospitable little café. With health-conscious menu items that are almost too beautiful to eat, you’ll leave Bear & Joey feeling like you’ve truly treated yourself!

Bear and Joey Interior with green chairs and pink walls

Fernwood Coffee – Parsonage Cafe

Not enough time for a sit-down, but still craving a quality cup of joe? Fernwood Coffee Company operates a small café called Parsonage from upper Cook Street Village/Fernwood area, prioritizing the top quality coffee that they’re known for. Sweet and savoury pastries such as scones, sticky buns, scones, donuts, cookies, and muffins are all available as well.

Fernwood Coffee breakfast spread with bagel breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and cups of joe

GLO Restaurant + Lounge

Combine a unique menu, a fun atmosphere, and perfect views of the Selkirk waterway and you get GLO – a must if you’re staying in the Gorge area at either Robin Hood Inn or The Vic. Bright palettes and colours grace every dish of theirs. We think you’ll agree – their vibes are impeccable.

inner harbour with flowers in the summer
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