After a busy week, the weekend has finally arrived and cooking breakfast may feel like an extra chore. Why not take the family or close friends out for a great meal and skip the dishes! You may also be travelling through Victoria, BC and are looking for a great breakfast place to start your day off right. We have done the research (so you don’t have too!) Check out below for the 10 great breakfast spots located in Victoria, BC. Enjoy!
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10 Local Breakfast Spots in Victoria, BC
1. Nourish Kitchen & Cafe
Nourish knows how important it is to be able to eat wholesome food and make healthy choices no matter how hectic the schedule gets. That is exactly why they created Nourish Kitchen & Café.
Whether you are on the run and need to grab & go, or are looking for a cozy & casual space to get away – you will have delicious & conscious options to keep you fueled. You will find the Café down the front hallway, tucked to the right (under the grand staircase) and seating for this casual counter ordering is on the second floor.
The breakfast & lunch menu is available along with quick & healthy options including nourishing gluten free snacks & baking, and a bone broth bar. Freelancers and students are huge fans of the second floor and we love seeing the space used as a communal hub.
2. The Dutch Bakery & Diner
For more than half a century, three generations of the Schaddelee Family have been baking up mouth-watering treats. Coming from the Netherlands in 1955 with 4 sons, Kees Schaddelee Sr. his wife Mable and two oldest sons Arie T. and Jack began the delectable dynasty when they rented a coffee shop on Fort St. With a very loyal staff, some who have been with the establishment for over 30 years.
We serve breakfast and lunch, all day with a huge variety of pastries, cookies, cakes and more. Perhaps you’re in the mood for afternoon tea. We have a coffee and dessert special from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Or for a special occasion, make a reservation for high tea which includes a sandwich, cookies and pastries. Enjoy many savory Dutch specialties including our original croquettes. For lunch, try our delicious burgers, all in our old fashioned, delightful atmosphere.
3. Jam Café
Jam Café is an all-day breakfast and lunch restaurant located in Old Town Victoria. Created by Union Pacific Coffee owners Jim and Candy Walmsley, Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. The unique menu tempts you to broaden your breakfast horizons with selections including Huevos Rancheros, Green Eggs and Ham, Brioche French Toast and Red Velvet Pancakes. Adding to the ‘comfort food’ theme are favorites such as house made cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, and creamy sausage gravy. Needless to say, there are options to satisfy any craving.
4. Blue Fox Café
The Blue Fox Café is a funky downtown West Coast eclectic, serving fresh homemade style food to a loyal, local clientele for over 20 years.
5. Shine Cafe
Shine Café is a family owned All day breakfast & lunch restaurant located in Victoria BC. Barry and Lauren Thomson opened the first location in March 2004, at Oak Bay junction. After many years building a dedicated following, they have recently expanded to a second downtown location. They are famous for their gourmet versions of breakfast classics- especially the Eggs Benedict. Shine Café is also dedicated to supporting local suppliers as much as possible.
6. Floyds Diner
Established in 2004, Floyd’s Diner is a Victoria, BC landmark. They attribute their growth to their loyal customers, new and old. In addition to the satisfying portions they serve, they also strive to maintain a fun and family-friendly oriented atmosphere for all to enjoy.
In 2012 they opened a 2nd location in Langford, BC. In 2019 they opened their third location in Royal Oak, BC.
7. Johns Place
For over thirty years John’s place has been making everything from scratch including their herb bread, corn bread, banana bread, homemade pies, cheesecakes and all salad dressings. When Food Network Canada was filming in November for their fall shoot they made a Southwestern Meatloaf, Mile High Apple Pie (which they are famous for), Belgian Waffles with their homemade cream cheese syrup and their best seller, Eggs Benedict with an authentic real butter hollandaise sauce and they had a blast doing it.
Find out why their restaurant lineups keep growing after 32 years! Welcome to our home away from home!
8. The Village Restaurant
The Village is Victoria’s premier all-day breakfast restaurant.
They have been featured in: The Food Network, Two Hungry Blokes, Monday Magazine and Eat Magazine.
8. Bubby's Kitchen
Bubby’s Kitchen was designed from an environmentally conscious perspective. As best as they could, they focused on creating a new space for people to gather that was without toxic finishes and that respected the restaurant and the wider community’s concerns for the environment.
This philosophy continues with the foods they source and serve at the Kitchen. All of the beef, pork and chicken they use is hormone and antibiotic free, naturally raised, even the bacon and hot dogs (which are homemade). They serve Discovery Coffee which is one of the best in the city, and they share our sustainability practices. All of their water is filtered and all of their bread, hamburger and hot dog buns use only organic flour.
9. Jasmine Family Restaurant
Jasmine Family Restaurant serves all your favourite breakfast, brunch, and dinner classics in one place! Whether you’re coming first thing in the morning, or stopping by for a meal with friends, come and try Jasmine Family Restaurant today! You won’t be disappointed!
Try ordering the tasty Mushroom and Mozzarella Omelette, the stack of Buttermilk Pancakes, or if you’re not feeling breakfast, grab a plate of the Chicken Strips Platter, the Teriyaki Salmon Burger, or share some nachos! We’ve got it all!
10. The Ruby
The Ruby serves up tasty signature brunch and dinner, backed by rhythms from their extensive vinyl collection.
Based in Victoria, BC, The Ruby brings homestyle cuisine to the plate with fine dining technique and a homestyle vibe. For brunch they serve up Breakfast Tacos, Duck Confit, Smoked Brisket, savoury and sweet waffles, and all the in-betweens for Victoria’s brunch crowds.
Have you been to any of these restaurants? How was your experience? What is your favourite breakfast spot in the city?
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