Brunch, glorious brunch!
We absolutely adore getting together with friends for brunch. And now, one of our absolute fave spots for this decadent weekend meal is L’Abattoir.
Situated mere steps from the iconic “Gassy Jack” Deighton statue in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district (Gastown gets its name from Deighton), the award-winning eatery specializes in French-inspired West Coast fare, housed in the refined and comfortable setting of a refurbished 19th century brick-and-
Open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., weekend warriors can feast on a menu mixing comforting staples with hearty, unique entrees—like wild mushroom quiche, the breakfast burger, and L’Abattoir’s take on Eggs Benny.
We are suckers for freshly baked pastries, and L’Abattoir sure knows how to make a mean selection of them. When the lovely Alex came to our table with the insane basket-o-treats, we wanted to devour them all! We did inhale the ooey-gooey cinnamon bun, tangy lemon Danish, and sensational pain au chocolate in minutes. Our only regret…we didn’t choose the jam-filled donut too.
Following that carb feast, we chowed down on the porridge (not always on the menu) and the Full Breakfast (eggs, duck sausage, pork and beans, boudin noir, rösti, and toast), and washed it all down with fresh-pressed juices and espresso beverages.
For those meal mavens who enjoy a little cocktail with their midday repast, L’Abattoir offer several sip-licious creations to complement brunch dining, including the refreshing Broken Sbagliato (sparkling wine, Aperol, Cocchi Rosa, grapefruit); the creamy Bourbon Milk Punch (Bourbon, cream, vanilla); and our spirit-free pick, the Passionfruit Smash (passionfruit, fresh lime, agave nectar, ginger beer).
We can’t wait to return for our next L’Abattoir brunch installment. Have we piqued your interest?
L’Abattoir is located at 217 Carrall Street in Vancouver, B.C. Reservations are recommended.
Header image sourced from L’Abattoir’s Instagram account. Other images by Lesley Mirza