Best brunch in Victoria 2023

Readers voted in the Tasting Victoria Awards, and these are the restaurants with the best brunch in Victoria

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Almost every weekend morning in downtown Victoria, lineups form outside more than a dozen brunch restaurants across the city. Brunch is such a huge part of Victoria’s culture. I’d argue Victoria is the brunch capital of Canada (and maybe the world?).

When I first visited Victoria the thing I remember most is getting brunch (and standing in line for brunch). Clearly, Victoria residents are serious about their brunch.

So, you know this list of the best brunch spots in the city for the Tasting Victoria Awards is just as serious. Check them out.

Jam Café

It’s a rare weekend when Jam Café isn’t packed with a queue down Herald Street. So, it’s no surprise it takes the top brunch spot in the city. With its rustic interior and renowned brunch menu, Jam has been a favourite among Victorians for a decade. With recipes inspired by the American South, this place does comfort food like no other.

542 Herald St.

The Village

Jason Chan and his uncle, Barry Chan, purchased the original Village location in Oak Bay in 2011. What began as a popular neighbourhood brunch spot has transformed into what the owners call a “local movement,” putting its people, community, and producers before the bottom line.

2518 Estevan Ave.; 4517 W Saanich Rd. #1; 4087 Shelbourne St.,

Bear and Joey Café

Peter and Stephanie Wood’s interpretation of Sydney’s café culture, has delivered casual class and style with tasty food and beverages. With its bright décor, welcoming atmosphere, and decadent dishes, Bear and Joey aims to be a space for anyone to come in, sit down, and enjoy brunch daily.

1025 Cook St.

We encourage you to support your favourite restaurants by dining in or ordering takeout—and, of course, try new ones! Let us know what you think by emailing [email protected], or reach out on social media at @tastingvictoria.