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Jam Café: Brunch

Brunch in Vancouver can be a religious event for some people… popular restaurants often draw lineups that stretch down the block. While I’ve never been one to put up with excessively long lineups, I do enjoy me some brunch.
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Cora Breakfast and Lunch (Burnaby)

South Burnaby has always had a distinctive lack of good breakfast options… aside from fast food places like McDonald’s, A&W and Burger King. Jules Cafe on Rumble is not bad but sometimes I’m looking for something a bit different.
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Le Marché St. George – Crêpe, Croissant, and Hot Chocolate

It wasn’t very long ago that there were fears that the quaint little market/café known as Le Marché was going to have to close down due to some complaints by neighbours.
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Cora (Coquitlam) – Breakfast

If you haven’t figured it out by now… I’m a breakfast person. First breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, elevensies, dim sum,… you name it… I’m there. Which is why I’ve always enjoyed dining at Cora.
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Trees Organic (Kitsilano) – Hot Chocolate

Trees Organic is apparently known for having the best cheesecake in Vancouver… I wouldn’t know because I’ve never tried it here before. Perhaps on another occasion.
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The Naam – Breakfast

The Naam is actually one of the restaurants in Vancouver that’s older than I am… now that’s longevity given that Vancouver foodies tend to be quite fickle.
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Chez Meme Baguette Bistro – French Toast Brioche and Baguette Willy

Chez Meme Baguette Bistro is a popular eatery in North Burnaby. True to their name, many of their dishes are accompanied by the tastiest baguettes in the city.
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Knight & Day (Lougheed) – How is this place so busy?

Ah, Knight & Day… the oft disparaged, late-night eats located at the corner of Boundary Road and Lougheed Hwy. I haven’t been here for over 20 years and, from what I recall, the food wasn’t that great.
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Marulilu Cafe – Japanese Breakfast

Marulilu Cafe has been on my wishlist for quite a long while… and it’s not for lack of trying. I’ve actually tried to come here twice before but they were closed on both occasions.
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Renfrew Cafe – Matcha Mochi Anko Pie

Renfrew Cafe is a cute little shop located diagonally across from Notre Dame Secondary School selling an assortment of savory and sweet pies… and who doesn’t love pies?

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The Flying Pig (Olympic Village) – Brunch Time

Let me just say that, if I ever see an actual flying pig, I’m sure that I’d run the other direction. It’s kind of scary if you think about it. Fortunately, the only flying pigs around here are the 3 locations of The Flying Pig restaurant.
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Cafe Zen on Yew – Breakfast in Kitsilano

Cafe Zen is a popular breakfast eatery located in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver. It’s so popular that I was a bit worried about having to wait in line. Thankfully, on my Friday morning visit in late October, while the restaurant appeared bustling, I was able to grab a table without waiting.
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