What We Love This Month: Breakfast Edition

A few of our favourite all-day breakfast spots 

In honour of Shrove Tuesday, the WestJet Magazine team shares its favourite spots for all-day breakfast across Canada.

Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant, Vancouver


Finding eateries that cater to my exclusive appetite—no gluten, dairy or meat—can be tricky. At Vancouver’s South Granville Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant, brunch is a delicious all-day, every day affair. Settle in at the restaurant’s airy, high-ceilinged, whitewashed dining room and tuck into menu items like any-style eggs, Field Roast sausages, hash browns, fully loaded omelettes and eggs Benny. Add a little sparkle with an orchid cocktail made with Juniper Green organic gin, Prosecco, pink grapefruit and honey. —Diane Bolt, assistant editor

OEB Breakfast Co., Calgary 


I did a short stint here in university and I still argue this spot in Renfrew is hands-down the best breakfast in the city. Owner and chef Mauro Martina works hard at keeping everything fresh and oh-so-delicious. My favourites are the savoury crepes and the Bennies with Martina's homemade, tangy hollandaise sauce that I'd drizzle on top of pretty much anything if I could. Tip: Go earlythe lineup can be long, but it's totally worth the wait. —Alyssa Quirico, editorial assistant

Aunties & Uncles, Toronto


There are so many great breakfast spots in Toronto, it’s really hard to choose just one, but a favourite is definitely Aunties & Uncles. It’s everything you’d hope an all-day breakfast place would be—friendly staff, great prices (cash only), diner-chic decor and, for an added bonus, there’s a small patio out front. The banana oatmeal pancakes are as good as they sound, and I’m particularly partial to the breakfast pocket—scrambled eggs, peameal bacon, cheese and caramelized onions on focaccia. —Sara Samsonsenior assistant editor

Flapjack’s Pancake Shack, Ottawa


Flapjack's Pancake Shack is a fun place to go. The owners started out with a food truck in the Glebe, but now they have a brick-and-mortar restaurant on Preston Street and another winter-season location along the Rideau Canal Skateway. The all-day breakfast options are vast, but thick, tasty pancakes—and a variety of unique choices for toppings and fillings—are at the forefront. For the ultimate in breakfast fusion, go for the popular Breakfast Panwich: a fried egg, bacon and cheddar cheese encased within two glorious buttermilk pancakes. —Jill Foran, editor