If you’re thinking of soaking up the sun this summer in beautiful Kelowna, you’re going to need a place to start your day. Make the most of your visit by heading to one of these restaurants noted for serving up a superior late-morning dining experience.
The Bohemian Café and Catering Company
At the top of most brunch experience lists, the Bohemian has a bit of an unfair advantage on the competition since breakfast and light lunches is about all it does. You’ll find traditional brunch fare here – eggs, sausage, bacon and hash browns – but we recommend you go for the corned beef hash and add a little grilled salsa. Treat yourself with their Mimosa, which features Summerhill Pyramid Brut mixed with fresh orange juice. And at the “Boh” you’ll find many homemade goodies, including the bread, the sausage and the jam.
The Grateful Fed
Owned and managed by self-proclaimed Dead Heads, the Grateful Fed makes the most of Sunday morning – even if the party on Saturday night continues well into the wee hours. Brunch is served until noon and includes Steak and Eggs, Fed Bennys, waffles and three-egg omelettes. Of course, you can opt for bacon and eggs, but relax and live a little.
The Marmalade Cat Café
The Marmalade Cat likes to think it’s Kelowna’s best-kept secret, but the cat’s out of the bag. Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A list of top brunch spots in Kelowna wouldn’t be complete without one of the Okanagan Valley’s favourites, The Jammery. Featured this spring on the Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here,” this restaurant is nestled in seven acres of farmland and inspired by local wineries. The Jammery serves breakfasts that complement the local fruit jams and jellies they produce on site. Their all-you-can-eat waffles are a crowd pleaser, and their unique approach to both sweet and savoury breakfasts means everyone goes home happy.
Okanagan Street Food
Sure, it’s a bit different buying brunch from a truck, but that’s how this little favourite started. Now a brick and mortar location, you can sit back and enjoy a relaxed meal. Get there early, the Classic Eggs Benny are only around until they’re sold out. Don’t worry if you want to grab something on the go, their food truck favourites are available to-go so you can enjoy brunch at nearby Knox Mountain Park or one of the beaches downtown.
Article previously appeared on: VanCityBuzz, updated for accuracy.