Mother’s Day is fast approaching… it must be time for brunch! The usual diner faves just won’t cut it for this special day, so here’s the VancouverMom-curated list for best brunch in the city.
Brunch with a View
Nestled among the trees at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park, Seasons boasts north facing city and mountain views and a rustic, warm patio with fireplaces and a more causal vibe for the little ones. After brunch, stroll through the Bloedel Conservatory and Quarry Garden.
Or try the Teahouse at Ferguson Point, overlooking expansive English Bay. Located between Second and Third Beach, this is a great jumping off point for a seawall saunter, or a wander through the old growth forests of Stanley Park.
Brunch with Style
Location, location, location! Provence Marinaside has it nailed (and no reservations required!). This Mediterranean take on Westcoast brunch in Yaletown is always a crowd pleaser, and ideally located for a post-brunch shopping spree.
For vegan fare, head to The Acorn for one of the consistently best veggie brunches in the city. Looking for gluten-free? The extensive menu of waffles, benedict and hash at The Wallflower on Main is available in GF options. Or check out the GF waffles at Scandalicious on Victoria Drive.
Mother’s Day Tea
For a classic swap, take in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. Sit apron-side and watch the planes go by while nibbling on the traditional tiered tray of sandwiches, savouries, sweets and scones with devonshire cream.
Brunch al fresco
Missed the boat on a reservation? Or just can’t bear the idea of getting the kids to behave in a busy restaurant? Try a picnic brunch. Chose a favourite neighbourhood park or picturesque location, pick up ready-to-go gourmet from Meinhardt Fine Foods or Granville Island Market, then grab a bottle of bubble and a picnic blanket.
Wherever Mother’s Day may take you, enjoy a kitchen-free day and all the pampering that goes along with it!
Photo credits (from top to bottom): Seasons in the Park (QE), Provence Marinaside, Fairmont YVR