Brunch is one of those things in life that’s just blissfully perfect. It’s a flawless combination of breakfast food and sleeping in, and we don’t think it gets much better than that.
Although brunch is a favourite weekend activity for many, it can be hard to find the perfect spot to enjoy your mid-morning meal. Well, you’re in for a treat, because brunch, is something that White Rock does well! Here are a few of our favourite weekend brunch spots:
Wooden Spoon Co.
Wooden Spoon Co. is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. Its rustic shabby chic look is undoubtedly Instagrammable, and the mouthwatering one-of-a-kind dishes will keep you coming back time and again. Their menu includes a variety of Eggs Benedicts, homemade banana bread, and even a breakfast poutine. With outstanding service, a prime uptown location, and unique twists on the traditional brunch it’s no wonder Wooden Spoon tops our list.
15171 Russell Avenue | www.woodenspoon.co
Holly’s Poultry in Motion
Next up is none other than Holly’s Poultry in Motion. Owner Holly has serving White Rock residents breakfast for over 25 years, and we’re pretty sure she has it officially perfected. With their signature homemade bread, and breakfast potatoes made in-house daily, you really can’t go wrong. Poultry in Motion has, by far the most extensive brunch menu in White Rock, and rumor has it they have the best blueberry muffins in the world.
15491 Marine Drive | www.facebook.com/PoultryInMotion
Jan’s on the Beach
Jan’s on the Beach makes the list for their locally sourced ingredients and delicious breakfast options. Jan’s menu is comprised of a variety of brunch favourites, ranging from traditional options like their egg white omelette, to more unique choices like the brie and marmalade crepes. There truly is something for everyone here at Jan’s, but be sure to stop in early as the breakfast menu ends at noon.
14949 Marine Drive | www.jansonthebeach.ca
Uli’s Restaurant makes the list for their outstanding selection of gluten free options; in fact their whole breakfast menu is either gluten free, or can be prepared with a gluten free substitution. I recommend trying their unique west coast options such as the crab cake benny or smoked salmon benny. Head down on a sunny day and sit on the gorgeous ocean view patio!
15023 Marine Drive | www.ulisrestaurant.com
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar
The newest brunch on the block comes to us from Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar. They’ve been serving their brunch since March 16, and by all accounts it is as delicious as their dinner service. In keeping with their French-inspired roots, we suggest the Barrique Breakfast – 2 eggs, boudin blanc sausage or house smoked bacon, grilled tomato, parmesan hash browns and a grilled baguette. Brunch purists will love their selection of bennies, but if you’re leaning more towards lunch than breakfast, try the Chicken & Waffles (with duck gravy!!) or the Duck Poutine. Accompanied by a pitcher of mimosas, Barrique’s brunch game is on point! Brunch at Barrique is served every Saturday from 10:30-2! Reservations are available through their website or just walk on in!
If your breakfast tastes run more on the sweet side, then The Wafflers is the joint for you! Choose how you like your waffle: light & crispy or soft & chewy, and then get ready to load it up! For breakfast we recommend the Tooty Fruity – a delicious combination of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, banana and real whip cream, or the Bantella – bananas and nutella. But if you’re feeling adventurous, and calories are not a concern, check out the Bonfire – graham crackers, chocolate shavings, marshmallows, vanilla ice cream and real whipped cream!
102#, 14909 Marine Drive | www.thewafflers.ca
Doesn’t everyone need a little “island time” in their life? Islands Cafe has got you covered. The owners wanted to bring the tastes that they loved from Hawaii to White Rock and they totally deliver. Order a signature Acai Bowls and Poke Bowls. With the freshest ingredients and amazing flavour combinations, you can’t go wrong. And, you can feel good about your choice as both bowls pack a healthy, nutritional punch! But is it really breakfast without a breakfast sandwich? Try Islands Cafe’s delicious homage to a favourite breakfast sandwich from their days in Hawaii. Complete your breakfast with a smooth cup of Kona coffee or choose one of their signature drinks like the Haupia Macchiato. Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert and they’ve taken that taste and made it into a to die for macchiato!
1237 Johnston Road | www.islandscafe.ca
These are just a few of the fabulous spots to grab brunch in White Rock! Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon.
All photos sourced from the individual businesses.