The Village Restaurant
Brunch in Victoria is what the weekends are all about! Tasting Victoria readers had a hard time choosing their favourite brunch spots with so many tasty options in the city, but with some deliberation the top three brunch places in Victoria have been decided and they do not disappoint!
The Village restaurant has four different locations, so no matter where you are in the city, you’re sure to find one near you. The Village is a renowned brunch place in Victoria so it’s no surprise it received the top spot in our Brunch category.
The Village has a classic menu overall, but the locations each have their own special dishes only found there. The Village bennies are popular at all locations and you can choose to enjoy a side dish with their eggs Benedict, including the The Village Salad with curry balsamic dressing. If you like this salad as a side, then you’ll also love it as a main entree. Every location of The Village has something unique to offer, like delicious burgers and sandwiches at the Royal Oak location; try their Yamwich, a neighbourhood favourite. Try something completely different at the Torquay location, like their El Hefe. A winner for any lunch, it’s crafted fresh and is like a local version of a chipotle bowl. There’s something for everyone at every Village location.
2518 Estevan Ave.
4517 W Saanich Rd. #1
4087 Shelbourne St.
1609 Store St.
You will rarely see a weekend where Jam Cafe is not the place to be. With its rustic interior and tantalizing menu, Jam is a favourite among the people of Victoria (the second favourite this year, to be exact).
Almost 10 years have passed since Jam opened and it remains as popular as ever, with recipes inspired by the American south, like cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, and fried chicken. Jam does comfort food like no other—try the Huevos Rancheros, The Charlie Bowl, Chicken & Waffles, the Herald Street Omelete, and Cinnamon Bun pancakes (for the sweet tooth).
542 Herald St.
Blue Fox Cafe
This cafe and brunch spot stands out, not only for its unique downtown brick detailing and eye-catching logo, but for having some of the best eggs bennies in town. (Not to mention their delicious drinks, including the warm holiday ones piled with whipped cream, but we digress…)
Among the plentiful homestyle brunch and lunch options, there are 10 different bennies to choose from. We like the Moroccan Chicken, Eggs in Hell, and their Eggs Delmonico with wild salmon. Looking to sweeten up your brunch a bit? Opt for the griddle cakes or French toast, especially the Ohana! Banana Cream, with caramelized brown butter bananas, sour cream, and nutmeg.
919 Fort St.
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