Can’t-Miss Eggs Benedict in Victoria BC
Remarkable architecture, lush gardens, and a plethora of delectable eateries dishing up some of the best eggs Benedict you’ve ever had make Victoria a must-visit destination.
Dubbed the Brunch Capital of Canada, the B.C. capital’s blossoming food scene is home to some of the best egg-wielding chefs in the Pacific Northwest. When it comes to a breakfast-worthy getaway, eggs Benedict takes the plate. And, Victoria has Bennies (Victorian for eggs Benedict) in ready supply.
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12 of the Best Eggs Benedict in Victoria, BC
1. John’s Place
Considered the granddaddy of Victoria brunch spotss, John’s Place was recently featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. Their extensive menu features 11 different eggs Benedict selections including a hollandaise-free, Mexican-inspired plate loaded with chorizo, cornbread, and jalapenos.
2. Fuego Old Town Eatery
This laid-back Mexican diner is a homey destination for all things brunch. Offering an all-day breakfast menu filled with Mexican flavors and an upbeat atmosphere, it’s the kind of destination where you’ll want to linger over runny egg yolks and caesars. For the eggs Benedict offerings, the selection ranges from veggie to meat-loaded. The latter is where we find our favorite.
Their El Porco Benny is a tower of crispy papas patties, caramelized apples, and pulled pork is topped with poached eggs and smokey chipotle hollandaise. It’s indeed, a Benedict that will wow!
3. Floyd’s Diner
Looking to fill your breakfast with a mix of old school and new school flare? The selection of eggs Benedict at Floyd’s Diner ranges from fried chicken with bacon and jalapeno jelly to veggie-loaded goat cheese extravaganza.
Their portion sizes are worthy of a classic backcountry adventure and the chance to flip a coin for a free meal can bring a bit of fun to those who love the thrill of chance. How can you win? Order “The Mahoney”. The chef will surprise you with whatever he feels like making. And, you’ll have the chance flip a coin for your meal. But flip at your own risk. Lose and you pay double.
4. Willie’s Café and Bakery
A Victoria institution since 1887, Willie’s was the city’s first bakery. Expanding their offerings to a selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items – they’ve become a favorite breakfast destination for the Lojo shoppers. (Lojo is the local’s name for Lower Johnson Street where heritage buildings and local boutiques abound.)
Among our favorite breakfast items is the Blackstone, a Benny featuring maple-glazed bacon, tomato, and aged cheddar.
5. Blue Fox Café
Patience is a virtue – especially when it comes to waiting for a table at Blue Fox Café. And the wait is worth the plate. With Benny selections ranging from smoked salmon with chipotle aioli to Moroccan-spiced chicken with palm date chutney, this little Fort Street joint does brunch justice. Their impressive selection of morning-inspired cocktails doesn’t disappoint either. Because who doesn’t love savoring runny-yolk and hollandaise goodness with a glass of fruit-spiked bubbly?
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6. Jam Café
Scratch-made comfort food. That’s the name of the game at Jam Café, where a family-friendly atmosphere is paired with an all-day breakfast and a full bar. In short, this is a must for the brunch lovers in your life.
The café’s sweet selections include decadent brioche French toast and their infamous red velvet pancakes. But let’s not kid ourselves. We’re all about the Benedict. And Jam Café does a Benny right. Their selections range from salmon to pork belly, topped with a classic hollandaise that’s light and tangy. Pair that with their bourbon, pickle juice, and cured bacon cocktail (Bourbonator Ceasar) and you’re in for a treat.
7. Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe
A beloved destination for early-morning fare, Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe specializes in biscuits and gravy. But don’t overlook their biscuit bennies, which offer all that there is to love about poached eggs and hollandaise on top of their signature biscuits.
8. Spoons Diner
On the funky side of awesome, Spoons Diner is dishing up breakfast with a dose of savory and sweet – you just need to pick what’s right for you. Their Big Bad breakfast Bake – a hybrid between huevos rancheros and lasagna is often a favorite. So too is their peanut butter and banana French toast. However, it’s their selection of eggs Benedict that really takes them to the next level.
Pre-designed combinations include peanut butter with curried chicken, BBQ pulled pork with caramelized onions, and a grilled cheese sandwich loaded with red onion and bacon. Though of course, their Build Your Own Benny always offers the perfect opportunity to mix and match your favorite combinations.
9. Ruby on Johnson
A homey and rustic vibe creates a comfy breakfast destination at Ruby on Johnson. Here, the Benny selection includes a delightful bacon and oven-roasted tomato selection that is both heart and bright.
10. Shine Café
Flipping the head on the traditional English muffin, Shine Café turns it up a notch – offering eggs Benedict on top of delectable selections like spanakopita, cornbread, and perogies. And if the thought of a simple perogie eggs Benedict isn’t enough to get you salivating, picture it with bacon, caramelized onions, and roasted garlic hollandaise.
Though the selection of eggs Benedicts is slim at Avalon (they only offer three), this downtown eatery has arguably the best Benny in town. With a no-muss, no-fuss menu, they remain focused on high-quality, fresh ingredients. Plus, these Bennies come served on the café’s house-made oaten toast, a slice of bread that’s earned them a well-deserved reputation for wholesome comfort food.
12. Nourish Kitchen & Cafe
The menu here is not extensive. In fact, there’s just one choice for eggs Benedict at Nourish Kitchen & Cafe. But don’t let the lack of selection fool you. This local joint is the epitome of cozy indulgence. The dishes here are made with thoughtful intention. And the benny?
It’s truly magical. A surprising veggie-loaded twist on the classic pork and English muffin variety — featuring golden sweet potato wedges and roasted summer veggies with a Tumeric cashew hollandaise. (Bacon can be added, for those who really want a sampling of meat.)