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Best breakfast in Metro Vancouver near transit

Best breakfast in Metro Vancouver near transit

breakfast spots in Metro Vancouver near transit

Warm buttery pancakes, steaming hot cups, a cheesy and creamy omelette – you get the gist! Today, on The Buzzer blog, we’re talking breakfast, baby!

And now that it’s a bit chilly, weekends (and even weekday mornings) are best spent eating a wholesome and healthy breakfast to your heart’s content!

Hungry yet? We are too, so let’s get this one rollin’, shall we?

Note: Restaurant timings, locations, and prices may be subject to change. Check each restaurant’s website for exact details. 

Medina Cafe

Location: 780 Richards St, Vancouver
Transit: Expo Line. Buses 7, 10, 14, 16, 50 also drop you off at walking distance

Conveniently located next door to Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain station, Medina’s breakfast list is almost too long to mention! The lavender coffee and Belgian waffles are legendary. FYI, This place is a little bit pricier than the others on this list.



Cafe Zen

Location: 1631 Yew St, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 2, 32 (84 & 44 drop you off at a 5-minute walk)

Located just up the street from Kits beach, this place has good-sized portions for great prices. Walk off all that amazing food by shopping on 4th Ave, or just head to Kits beach! This one is a known neighborhood institution.


Nelly’s Grill

Location: 2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 4, 7 (32, 44, 84 also drop you at a short walk)

This small family-owned business has been doing breakfast right for very many years. Check out their chicken waffle benny. They claim everything is always made fresh, even their fresh cut fries and special homemade hollandaise. Yumm!


Jam Cafe

Location: 556 Beatty St, Vancouver
Transit: Expo Line, Bus 19

Well-known brunch place from Victoria that now has two locations in Vancouver – Downtown and in Kits. Some of their best fare includes green eggs and ham, brioche french toast and red velvet pancakes. Yumm!!!


Jethro’s Fine Grub

Location: 3455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 8, 19

Cheap prices and huge portions! Need we say more?! They did close their Dunbar location, but the one at Fraser Street still draws huge crowds. Check out their pancakes and french toast list extraordinaire!


Location: 25 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 7, 16, 20

Opening at 7 a.m. (weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends), this restaurant serves breakfast ALL DAY! A must-try is their kumle – a traditional Norwegian boiled potato dumpling, seasoned with thyme, then sliced and pan fried.


Lift Breakfast Bakery

Location: 101 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Transit: SeaBus

This North Van breakfast café and bakery also serves breakfast all-day, with warm, wholesome breads, hand-made pastries, artisan breads, and coffee! Take the SeaBus to North Vancouver – this place is two blocks up from Lonsdale Quay. Snap some stunning stills enroute and share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #MyTransLink.


Epic Grill Silogs

Location: 538 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Transit: Bus 104

If you’re a fan of this Filipino breakfast combination, this place is a must-try! If silogs are something you’ve never tried, this place is a MUST! The two main components of a silog are fried rice (sinangag) and eggs (itlog), and you add a third one to complete this heavenly combo – bacon, sausages, chicken, anything you like! Their ube (purple yam) milkshake is yet another must-have.


Yucca Tree Café

Location: 1347 Johnston Road, White Rock
Transit: Bus 321

If you’re in South Surrey, this little café is a must-visit. Enjoy breakfast that’s made from scratch and relax in their cozy décor. Portions are large for a pretty reasonable price too. Try their massive French toast platter!


Breakfast Table

Location: 1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
Transit: Bus 99 B–Line (the 8, 9, 14, and 16  also drop you off within walking distance)

Eggs benny, waffles, French toast, and everything in between – the folks at the Breakfast Table know how to do it right!


Angelina’s Dutch Corner

Location: 960 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Transit: Expo Line

Another family-run place that has been running since 2002 and serves home-style Dutch bites for breakfast and brunch. They offer some of the best Dutch Pannekoeken and waffles in town. They open early (6.30 am) and close early too (2.30 pm). This cafe is moving to the River Market (810 Quayside Drive) – in the space where Wild Rice used to be.


Paul’s Sub Shop

Location: 4608, Imperial Street, Burnaby
Transit: Expo Line

This family-owned Burnaby breakfast spot has been running since 1971! Try their famous grilled subs, or the cold subs. You’ll leave feeling happy and content! Closed on Mondays.


The Wallflower

Location:  2420 Main St, Vancouver
Transit: 99 B–Line (Buses 3, 8, and 19 also drop you off within walking distance)

Possibly one of the best breakfast spots in town if you want vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options! Brunch is served until 4 pm and even includes options like vegan breakfast poutine or vegan benny or even an eggless omelette!


Amigo Pancake House

Location: 2228 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Transit: Buses 159, 173. West Coast Express

This little hole-in-the-wall does more than just pancakes! Great breakfast, decent prices – what else can one ask for? You can also take the West Coast Express to Port Coquitlam station – this place is a short walk from there.


There’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it sets you up for the rest of the day. If you’re like me, you’ll love these little gems that make sure your first meal is sumptuous and hearty!

Are there any other amazing little breakfast spots that we missed? Which one is your favourite – we want to know!

Got a friend who doesn’t have a Compass Card? Get them to use Tap to Pay that provides an option to pay for your transit fare — just tap your contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card and be on your way. Remember, Compass Card is still your best option for reduced fares.

Author: Tanushree Pillai


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