10 Great Local Breakfast Spots in Victoria, BC

After a busy week, the weekend has finally arrived and cooking breakfast may feel like a chore! So why not take the family or a good friend out for a great meal and skip the dishes!

We have done the research (so you don’t have too!) and below are 10 great breakfast spots located in Victoria, BC. Enjoy!

(To view the restaurant’s website, click on their business name. To see what they have for breakfast, click on their menu option. Below each picture is a brief description of what the local business is all about.)


1. Nourish Kitchen & Cafe


We know how important it is to be able to eat wholesome food and make healthy choices no matter how hectic the schedule gets. That is exactly why we created the Cafe.  Whether you are on the run and need to grab & go, or are looking for a cozy & casual space to get away – you will have delicious & conscious options to keep you fuelled.  You will find the Cafe down the front hallway, tucked to the right {under the grand staircase} and seating for this casual counter ordering is on the second floor. 

The breakfast & lunch menu is available along with quick & healthy options
including nourishing gluten free snacks & baking, and a bone broth bar.

Freelancers and students are huge fans of the second floor and we love seeing the space used as a communal hub. 

2. The Dutch Bakery & Diner


Featured in The City Top 10 Bakeries category! 

For more than half a century, three generations of the Schaddelee Family have been baking up mouth-watering treats. Coming from the Netherlands in 1955 with 4 sons, Kees Schaddelee Sr. his wife Mable and two oldest sons Arie T. and Jack began the delectable dynasty when they rented a coffee shop on Fort St. With a very loyal staff, some who have been with the establishment for close to 30 years, the bakery still employs 10 family members.

3. Jam Cafe


We are an all-day breakfast and lunch restaurant located in Old Town Victoria. Created by Union Pacific Coffee owners Jim and Candy Walmsley, Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. The unique menu tempts you to broaden your breakfast horizons with selections including Huevos Rancheros, Green Eggs and Ham, Brioche French Toast and Red Velvet Pancakes. Adding to the ‘comfort food’ theme are favorites such as house made cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, and creamy sausage gravy. Needless to say, there are options to satisfy any craving.

To top off your meal, try one of our innovative drinks such as old-fashioned milkshakes or bacon-garnished Caesars. For those of you whose appetites come alive a bit later in the day check out our lunch menu. The classic Reuben Sandwich with matchstick French fries or the B.E.L.T.C.H. (bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and ham) sandwich are both hot tickets. Daily features for both food and drinks keep even the most regular of regulars coming back for more.

The friendly, enthusiastic staff adds the finishing touch to the welcoming atmosphere in this family-owned eatery.

We sincerely hope you love the food, the service, and the atmosphere as much as we loved putting it all together. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Jim and Candy Walmsley

4. Blue Fox Cafe


Victoria’s first and foremost all day breakfast since 1991. We started this Shizzle!!

5. The Ruby

Johnson Menu Douglas Menu

Fun and Fresh! Full breakfast menu and Rotisserie Chicken. Come listen to some vinyl and “GET YOUR EAT ON”

6. Shine Cafe


We are a family owned All day breakfast & lunch restaurant located in Victoria BC. Barry and Lauren Thomson opened the first location in March 2004, at Oak Bay junction. After many years building a dedicated following, we’ve recently expanded to a second downtown location.

We are famous for our gourmet versions of breakfast classics- especially our Eggs Benedict. However, it’s our incredible variety of options that keep our guests coming back for more. Also, our local roots and growing family mean we’re dedicated to supporting local suppliers as much as we can.

7. Mo:Le Restaurant


Made with Love…

Born of a longtime friendship, and a desire to serve excellent food to friends, foodies, hipsters, families, retirees and everyone in between, Mo:Lé Restaurant has grown from a simple eatery into a Victoria institution in just a few years. We make delicious all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch with our secret ingredient: love.

When seasonally possible we source from local and organic farms, Mo:Lé serves creative and lovingly prepared food, made for all tastes and eating philosophies (vegans and raw foodies included).

8. John’s Place


For over thirty years we have been making everything from scratch including our herb bread, corn bread, banana bread, homemade pies, cheesecakes and all our salad dressings. When Food Network Canada was filming in November for our fall shoot we made our Southwestern Meatloaf, Mile High Apple Pie (which we are famous for), Belgian Waffles with our own cream cheese syrup and our best seller, Eggs Benedict with an authentic real butter hollandaise sauce and we had a blast doing it.

Find out why our restaurant lineups keep growing after 32 years! Welcome to our home away from home!

9. The Village Restaurant


The Village is Victoria’s premier all-day breakfast restaurant.
To read reviews from The Food Network, Two Hunrgy Blokes, Monday Magazine, Eat Magazine and more: Click here!

10. Bubby’s Kitchen


We designed Bubby’s Kitchen from an environmentally conscious perspective. As best as we could, we focused on creating a new space for people to gather that was without toxic finishes and that respected ours and the wider community’s concerns for the environment. This philosophy continues with the foods we source and serve at the Kitchen. All of the beef, pork and chicken we use is hormone and antibiotic free, naturally raised, even the bacon and hot dogs (which are made just for us). We serve Discovery Coffee which we think is one of the best in the city, and they share our sustainability practices. All of our water is filtered, all of our bread, hamburger and hot dog buns use only organic flour.


Have you been to any of these restaurants? How was your experience? We would love to hear from you! What is your favourite breakfast spot in the city? Drop us a comment and let us know!


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