Sometimes you want to sleep in on weekends or on your day off on a weekday but don’t want to miss the chance to relax at your favourite restaurant and savour a big delicious breakfast. Thankfully, someone thought up the ingenious idea to combine breakfast and lunch into brunch and there are no shortage of options for enjoying brunch in Prince George.
To help you find your next brunch spot, we’ve put together a list of 20 restaurants and cafes that are ready to serve you creative brunch options every weekend, and in some cases, even on weekdays.
Betulla Burning |Saturdays and Sundays | 10 am – 2 pm
Betulla Burning is best known for serving up Neapolitan-style pizza cooked to perfection in its massive wood-fired oven. But what you might not know is that they also serve a small rotating brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. Choose from classics like french toast or an omelette to not-so-typical steak and crab benedicts. Feeling more in the mood for pizza? They have you covered as their lunch pizzas are served during brunch.
Browns Social House | Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays | 10 am – 2 pm
If you enjoy lunch and dinner at Browns Social House, you’ll want to check out their weekend brunch offerings. Try the blueberry compote waffles, prosciutto eggs benedict, southwest brunch bowl, corned beef hash, or one of their other mouth-watering options. They use free run eggs for all of their brunch dishes and make their hollandaise sauce in house.
Buskers | Saturdays and Sundays | 9 am – 1 pm
If you prefer a diner-style atmosphere that offers multiple classic breakfast options, head to Buskers. You can enjoy a large breakfast platter, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, or an omelette with toast or hash in a vintage rock-themed dining area. Buskers offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options for most of its dishes and the staff serve up cup-after-cup of coffee with a smile!
Carmel Inn | Sundays | 9 am – 2 pm
Anyone who grew up in Prince Geroge is no stranger to the massive brunch buffet served up by at the Carmel Inn every Sunday. The Carmel offers an assortment of homestyle cooked breakfast and lunch foods including eggs bennys, waffles, and steak and eggs. Bring your appetite because you’ll want to try a little bit of everything. And if you’re craving breakfast during the week, the Carmel serves it up all day, every day.
The Coffee Garden Café | Daily | 6:30 am – 2 pm
Located in the Winston’s Resto-Bar at the Coast Inn of the North, The Coffee Garden Café offers delicious hot breakfasts daily. Grab a coffee and muffin to go or a hot breakfast in a hurry or sit down for some fluffy pancakes with whip cream or other breakfast options.
CrossRoads Brewing & Distilling | Saturdays and Sundays | 11 am – 3 pm
Do you like to occassionally bite into a cold slice of leftover pizza for breakfast? Then you need to try the breakfast and florentine pizzas from CrossRoads Brewing & Distilling. If pizza for brunch isn’t your thing, you can choose from a host of other delectable dishes including applewood smoked cheddar pancakes, avocado toast, a weekly feature omelette, breakfast sandwich, and more. CrossRoads also serves up several lunch items and brunch drinks including a besar, beer-mosa, and caesars. Gluten-free bread is available.
Denny’s | Daily | 7 am – 12 am
No matter what time of day or night you’re craving breakfast, you can get it at Denny’s. They serve up all of the classics and are well-known for their signature slams.
D’Lanos Family Restaurant | Monday to Sunday | 8 am – 2 pm
For those who work weekends but want to enjoy brunch on one of their weekdays off, D’Lanos Family Restaurant is a great option. They are open every day from 8 am – 2 pm and serve a long list of breakfast options with eggs as their central ingredient in an old-school diner atmosphere. From eggs blackstone, to egg and english muffin, to a vegetarian omelette, or a lighter breakfast consisting of a bagel and cream cheese or a homemade muffin, there’s something for everyone.
Earls | Sundays |10 am – 2 pm
If you’re looking for a familiar location to enjoy brunch, head to Earls on a Sunday. They offer several eggs benny and omelette options, a breakfast sandwich, and chorizo hash. Feeling lunch options instead? Pick from their extensive menu, which includes a number of delicious plant-based dishes for those who can’t enjoy traditional breakfast foods.
Grama’s Kitchen | Daily| 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
Grama’s Kitchen is located off Highway 97, so it’s a perfect brunch stop for travellers. The choice of classic breakfasts, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, and smaller breakfast items is extensive. There’s no need to restrict yourself to brunch on a weekend as Grama’s Kitchen serves up breakfast items all day, every day.
Margo’s Café | Daily | 7:30 – 11 am
Margo’s Café serves up more than just the muffins and cinnamon buns you’d expect to find at a café. They also offer hot breakfasts including eggs bennys, a classic breakfast including eggs, bacon, ham, or sausage with hash browns or fruit salad, breakfast wraps, French toast, pancakes and oatmeal. Stop by any day of the week to satisfy your craving for breakfast, but you’ll have to get there before 11 am.
Nancy O’s | Saturdays and Sundays | 10 am – 2 pm
Nancy O’s is a locally owned restaurant in downtown Prince George that offers imaginative brunch features in an intimate chill setting. Try a pork belly or west coast benny, or opt for a vegan breakfast bowl, apple pie friench toast, or turkish egg skillet. Whatever you choose, you know effort will have been made to source the ingredients locally to offer up mouth-wateringly fresh dishes.
Northern Lights Estate Winery | Temporarily Closed Feb/March 2021
The Bistro at the Northern Lights Estate Winery is currently closed due to COVID-19, but the plan is to re-open it in the spring and brunch will be on the menu. Some of the features will include a smoked breakfast brisket bowl, traditional eggs benny, and a denver naanwich. Watch the winery’s Facebook page and website for details on the re-opening date for the Bistro.
Original Joe’s | Saturdays and Sundays | 11 am – 3 pm
Brunch poutine?! Who knew that was even an option! You can find it at Original Joe’s. Head there on the weekend to try a bowl of hashbrowns smothered in cheese, bacon, eggs, and tomatoes, or enjoy the cheddar BLT or eggs benny.
Ricky’s All Day Grill | Daily | 8 am – 4 pm
If you’re looking for a big range of brunch options, head to Ricky’s All Day Grill. Breakfast is served every day from opening until 4 pm, meaning you have extra time to sleep in if this is your restaurant of choice for brunch. From big breakfasts for those with larger than average appetites, to eggs bennys, egg specials, pancakes, and brekkie-bowls, there’s something for every breakfast lover.
Ritual Coffeeworks | Monday – Friday | 8 am – 2 pm | Sunday | 9 am – 2 pm
Ritual Coffeeworks is another café that serves up delicious baked goods and more. They offer freshly cooked brunch options daily, including an eggwich, several bennies, and a BLT. They even have a vegan BLAT so those who don’t eat meat or dairy can enjoy brunch too. Pair it with a delicious third-way coffee for the perfect start to your day, whether it’s the morning or afternoon.
The Oakroom Grill | Daily | 11 am – 3 pm
The Oakroom Grill is known for its inventive menu items, and this creativity extends to their daily brunch menu. You can opt for eggs benedicts, omelettes, or a classic breakfast. Or you can try a breakfast tagine, which is a chickpea stew with eggs and toast, or an oak bahn mi, which includes pulled pork, boiled egg, and pickled vegetables on a French baguette.
The Snooze Bar | Monday – Friday | 7 am – 11 am
Located in the lobby area of the Prestige Treasure Cove, The Snooze Bar is more of a breakfast than a brunch spot, but you’ll want to get up a little earlier so you can enjoy the Belgian berry waffles made fresh to order with Grand Marnier berry sauce, their eggls blackstone with fresh hollandaise sauce and double-smoked bacon, or their yummy pancakes. You can also order your breakfast to go!
The White Goose | Saturdays | 11 am – 2 pm
The White Goose Bistro serves up delicious French cuisine on the regular and recently started offering a different brunch item every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Make sure to ask about their brunch feature the next time you’re there on a Saturday.
Trench Brewing | Sundays | 10 am – 1 pm
Trench Brewing offers brunch every Sunday. Choose from waffles, an eggs benedict made with bannock or an English muffin, or a hiker’s breakfast. Enjoy your brunch with a beermosa, a $5 caesar, coffee, baileys and coffee, tea, or juice. An added bonus: it’s Happy Hour all day on Sundays!
Yolks All Day | Daily |7 am – 2:30 pm
Yolks All Day serves breakfast all day, every day until 2:30 pm. Choose from classics like the salisbury steak and eggs, breakfast poutine, or papa breakfast, enjoy one of their eggs bennies, or munch on a crepe, pancakes, French toast, or yolks turnovers. They have plenty of lunch options too!
Article contributed by Christina Doll, City of Prince George