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Must-Try Brunch Spots in Victoria, BC

Posted on August 30, 2021

In Victoria, we take brunch seriously. On weekends, most locals can be found enjoying fresh coffee, bacon and bennies at one of the many wonderful brunch spots around the city. Taking part in weekend brunch is decidedly indulgent, wonderfully west coast and a fantastic way to get a taste of local culture and cuisine. 

Please note, Greater Victoria’s restaurants are adhering to strict COVID-19 safety guidelines and have adjusted their services to ensure the safety of guests and team members. Please check directly with the establishment you wish to visit for specific COVID-19 measures.

Tip: Celiacs, check out The Celiac Scene, an online publication that lists the truly Celiac-friendly places to eat in Victoria! 


Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

Friday - Monday

Dine overlooking the harbour and indulge in a decadent brunch offering. Build your own omelette or opt for a classic pancake or french toast dish. These tried and true dishes will be sure to satisfy your brunch craving.

Image by @foodiemugs



A new, beautiful, wildly creative brunch spot and restaurant is in town! You can't even "fathom" the dishes that will be put in front of you- - this restaurant will blow your mind with their bold flavours and presentation. Set in the Hotel Grand Pacific, all of Fathom's breakfast items are available until 1pm - feel free to hit snooze.


Bard & Banker

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. weekdays | 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. weekends

With an unbeatable weekly deal of $9 breakfast before 9:00 a.m., it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in some breakfast classics on mornings you need to get a head start on your busy day in Victoria. If you have time to linger, bask in the glory of our 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 | Sunday brunch 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nestled in an enchanting boutique hotel, downtown Victoria, The Courtney Room was named one of En Route Magazine’s top new restaurants of 2018 for good reason! Discover why with their steak and eggs or duck lyonnaise salad. 

The Courtney Room Victoria, B.C. amazing brunch
Image by @thecuriouscreature

Image via @thecourtneyroom



Daily from 7:00 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. Early risers can partake in a $9 before 9:00 a.m. weekday deal that’s worth the hour less of sleep (trust us).

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.
Image by @vicfoodguys


Floyd's Diner

Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. | Weekends 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.
Image courtesy of @floydsdinerjamesbay


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. This contemporary west coast-style resort and spa is nestled amongst towering trees, right on the shores of Brentwood Bay. Tuck into a morning hash, smashed avo toast, bagel and lox, a three-egg omelette (served with crispy garlic and herb potatoes and hot buttered toast) or the Brentwood Benedict: two poached free-range eggs, smoked salmon, apple-fennel slaw, English muffin 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
Image by @leilalikes


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.