Four Kitsilano Cafes for a Sunday Brunch
On a sunny Sunday in Kitsilano, there’s no better way to start your day than sleeping in late and making brunch the first meal of your day. But who wants to cook on a glorious Sunday? Instead, opt to step outside as soon as you can to visit one of these incredible Kitsilano cafes that are sure to start your Sunday off right.
A Place to Get Yew Going: Cafe Zen
If you’re looking for a Sunday brunch that will get you going for the day, perhaps to enjoy the sunshine with your pooch at some of the dog-friendly outdoor spots nearby, try Cafe Zen on Yew Street. Filling the bellies of Vancouverites for over 25 years, this famous brunch spot has become an integral part of Kitsilano’s landscape – or at least an integral part of the hearts and bellies of Kitsilano locals! Voted as “best breakfast in Vancouver” by many who give its quaint and modest appearance a chance, you’ll certainly leave the establishment pleasantly surprised. Opt for one of their delicious bennies, a stack of pancakes, or a scrumptious omelette, and be relieved to know that all of their menu items are cooked with zero “trans” fat. Cafe Zen on Yew is located where its name might suggest, between West 1st Street and York Street.
Love of Brunch: Aphrodite’s
You’ve surely heard of Aphrodite’s, a place where love is sold in the form of delicious pies, but were you aware that the pie shop is also a cafe with an equally delicious brunch menu? With a menu full of local and organic food choices, you’re sure to fall in love with your brunch at Aphrodite’s. Order their unique Salt Spring Frittata or get creative with your own, personalized omelette. Of course the menu wouldn’t be complete without offering pie in brunch form; you can opt for a savoury turkey pot pie or spinach feta pot pie, and still leave room for something sweet for dessert. Visit Aphrodite’s at 3598 West 4th Avenue, and discover a meal that’s worthy of your full-hearted admiration.
Go Retro: Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe
If you feel like stepping back in time and revisiting your teenage years, why not take a stroll to Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, and go retro for the day? If you haven’t yet made it to Sophie’s and you’re a Kitsilano local, it’s about time you go! Its fun-filled atmosphere is enough to supercharge your Sunday with the best of your retro days, and its central location at 2095 West 4th Avenue gives you no excuse to avoid it. Get your traditional and classic brunch of BC free range eggs, Belgian waffles, and specialty sausage, and leave feeling refreshed and youthful again!
Fable Kitchen: The Short Story Brunch
For a delicious brunch that might resemble a short story in many ways, delve into the menu at Fable Kitchen, where farm meets table at 1944 West 4th Avenue. Enjoy the fresh ingredients and menu items that cater to your every need, including gluten-free and vegan-friendly items. Go for brunch with a twist, and opt for Fable Eggs, a Farmer’s Muffin, or Pulled Pork Johnny Cakes. You’ll leave feeling so satisfied that you’ll enjoy the rest of your Sunday like a kid in a fairy tale.
Regardless of which establishment you choose, you’re sure to find your heart – and stomach’s – desire in Kitsilano. Being pleased by your morning cuisine is an essential component to having a beautiful, sunny Sunday, so be sure to choose wisely. Whether a fable, a goddess, something down-to-earth or something retro, you’ve got it all here in Kitsilano, perhaps even just steps from your front door!
This is Jessica Charles, and thanks again for checking in to our Vancouver real estate blog.