Sidney may be a small town, but one thing it does really well is brunch! There are tons of great options for brunch out on the Peninsula but we wanted to highlight a few to inspire your next brunch experience.
The Surly Mermaid Restaurant
9851 Seaport Place
You can’t get much more West Coast than weekend brunch at the Surly Mermaid, especially if you’re craving waffles. Our favourite is the Waffle Lox featuring Saltspring Island smoked salmon, red onion, fried capers, and homemade hollandaise sauce all on top of a Belgian waffle. Don’t forget to order one of their decadent breakfast caesars garnished with Red Barn Bacon!
The Five and Dime Diner
2305 Beacon Avenue
This old school diner takes you back in time with it’s retro, cozy vibe. The menu offers everything from classic breakfast foods to an extensive boozy brunch list to help get your weekend started! Whatever you decide on, pair it with a bottomless cup of coffee or splurge and order a crystal goblet milkshake topped with whipped cream and sprinkles! Arrive early on the weekend as it’s not uncommon to have a line out the door.
2470 Beacon Avenue
Bistro Suisse has been bringing the flavours of Switzerland to Sidney for many years. Every weekend, experience the traditional farmer’s dish of Rösti (potato pancake) oven-baked with cheese, two fried eggs on top, served in 12 different variations. We suggest the Berner Rösti, composed of bacon, ham, and onions, and of course the decadent Swiss cheese. Brunch at Bistro Suisse gives a cozy, content feeling only Swiss comfort food can bring.
The Fickle Fig
1780 Mills Road
The Fickle Fig is a quaint bistro that believes in sustainable farming, sourcing local ingredients and providing delicious seasonal dishes! All of their bread are baked fresh daily ranging from sourdough to focaccia to brioche buns. Our favourite brunch dish from here is definitely the Cannoli French Toast available exclusively on weekends! Fresh, warm bread topped with maple syrup and whipped cream. It’s heaven! Not to mention the adorable welcoming committee of rabbits, piglets and trio of miniature goats! The Fickle Fig is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours sitting in the garden eating food you can feel good about.
9100 East Saanich Road
Anybody who has lived on the Peninsula for a few years has witnessed the expansion of the Roost from a small cafe to a busy farm-to-table vineyard bistro! The assortment of fresh baked goods still attract lines out the door, but now is complemented by brown butter waffles, eggs bennies, and smoked salmon farm egg omelettes, to name a few of their delightful brunch options. Pair any of these items with a housemade Kombucha or a glass (or pitcher) of the Roost’s own white wine Blackberry Sangria, there’s something for everyone.
2550 Beacon Avenue
The Pier Bistro is known for many things; one being their breathtaking views of the Gulf Islands and the other their Crab Cake Bennies! This unique take on eggs benedict brings forward a taste of the coast to compliment your serene ocean view. On a rainy morning cozy up to a hot cup of coffee and satisfy your sweet tooth with the “Wavy Waffles”, complete with strawberries, whipped cream, and warm maple syrup. Tasty seafood and great views, the Pier Bistro is an Instagrammers dream come true.
We hope this list has helped inspire your next brunch date! For a full list of over 50 restaurants and cafes in Sidney click here!