8 perfect pancake spots in Victoria

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Whether you want them for breakfast or brunch, here at Tasting Victoria we have composed a list of eight spots in the city to check out for various kinds of tantalizingly delicious and fluffy pancakes!

John’s Place, the oldest diner in Victoria

John Cantin is the founder of John’s Place, the first diner in Victoria. Opened in 1984, John’s Place started serving diner favourites like classic eggs bennies, bottomless soups, and the first Belgian waffles in Victoria. Once open for breakfast, lunch, supper and even brunch—John’s Place hosted sock hops on weekend evenings.

Winner Spotlight: Fuego Old Town Eatery

Fuego Old Town Eatery is Victoria’s must-try Mexican-inspired brunch eatery known for mixing savoury and sweet with a Latino twist! Fuego was voted by Tasting Victoria readers as one of the Best Mexican restaurants in Victoria in our 2022 Best Restaurant Awards, presented by Portofino Bakery. Customers can enjoy the upbeat, casual, and colourful inside dining atmosphere, or enjoy brunch out on its patio under the morning sun overlooking Market Square. What makes this restaurant friendly is its menu which includes separate sections for vegan and gluten-free dietary restrictions. 

egg benedicts in Victoria

5 great spots to get eggs benedict in Victoria

When it comes to breakfast and brunch, eggs benedict is one of those traditional staples that many Victorians absolutely love. It’s no wonder that Victoria has such fantastic breakfast and brunch locations dotted around the city. Victoria wouldn’t be the same without them. If you’re also looking for that unique eggs benedict experience, look no further! Here are just a few great locations in Victoria you should try out to scratch that eggs benedict itch. 

Spoons Diner: an ‘Off the Wall’ brunch experience

You might know Spoons for their Mount Douglas-sized portions, “The Prusa”, or the frequently changing funky features. When you first walk into Spoons Diner, you’ll see vibrant, loud oranges and greens, the smiling staff, and the old school furniture seating a full house of customers. Maybe you’ve seen pictures of their piled-up portions online or read about the 4.5-star reviews, either way it’s one of the most popular Brunch places in Victoria. 

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Brunch at Virtuous Pie

Virtuous Pie in Victoria, BC, opened its doors to the public in December of 2019 and has been impressing locals ever since. If you have already frequented Virtuous Pie you will know that they are famous for their vegan pizza and ice cream. Kelsey McInnes, general manager at Virtuous Pie, is thankful for the reception they have received in Victoria. 

The Dutch Bakery and Diner – Creating delicious breakfasts, lunches and bakery treats since 1956

Congratulations to the Dutch Bakery and Diner for celebrating 65 years in business! What is a true recipe for success? For the Dutch Bakery and Diner the answer equates to strong family roots, importance of consistency, quality of product, loyal customers, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. These traditional values are why the Dutch Bakery and Diner is now in its 65th year of business serving Victoria locals and visitors.