OEB Breakfast Co. is finally coming to Vancouver in the Yaletown neighbourhood. Originally from Calgary, Alberta and established in 2009, this little brunch spot is really expanding quickly across Canada with another location in Brentwood (Burnaby) coming soon.
OEB works closely with farmers in local areas to create high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients that go into their dishes. For example, they source their bread from A Bread Affair located right on Granville Island.
OEB stands for Over Easy Breakfast and it is totally reflected on their menu. We were invited for a sneak peek of their Yaletown location to try a few of their brunch items.
The space is nice and bright with a lot of seating. On weekends it will definitely be busy, but you can use the Yelp Waitlist to reserve your spot and check wait times without waiting outside the restaurant.
There are tables for small to large groups and patio dining as well. Family friendly, which is great.
What breakfast with their ladies isn’t complete without mimosas? Obligatory pictures with them are a must, perhaps even a boomerang.
Coffee is a must and comes with refills. They use Caffè Umbria, which is from Seattle Washington, but has family roots in Umbria, Italy since 1940.
Premium Fruit Juices
There are premium fruit juices on the menu – grapefruit, apple, mango, cranberry or pineapple. All pretty good and decent sizes for the price. Tastes really good.
Confit Duck & Egg
This has hand pinched pierogies, hardwood smoked bacon, duck confit, green onions, vinaigrette, and a free run organic egg. The perogies are sourced from A Taste of Ukraine from Port Moody and made just for OEB. This was our favourite dish and very surprising to have pierogies topped with confit duck and eggs. Usually they have a duck egg but they can’t source it locally just yet, so they used a chicken egg for the time being. All the ingredients work together and not too salty at all.
Farmer John’s Delight Omelette
This is their omelette with hardwood smoked bacon, rosemary ham, green onions, and field mushrooms. This omelette is huge as it covers more than half the plate. It is served with fresh fruit and a slice of bread, which we chose brioche. Very hearty meal. Surprised that they would have dragonfruit as one of their fruits but I guess its in season.
The Soul in a Bowl Breakfast Poutine
This has poached eggs, herb potatoes, Saint Cyrille curds, slow cooked bacon lardons, and brown butter hollandaise. We got these egg soft poached, and with a base of wedge fries. A twist on a Canadian classic. The curds were nicely melted and stringy. We tried the soft poached eggs and we were warned that it’s so soft that some part of the white are runny too. A nice option but after tying medium and soft, we prefer medium poached eggs from here.
Meat-Less to Say Breakfast Poutine
This is their vegetarian version (if you eat eggs) of the breakfast poutines and it has poached eggs, herb potatoes, Hass avocado, ripe tomatoes, Saint Cyrille curds, and hollandaise sauce. We got the eggs medium poached, which were done perfectly. We got the bowl with half arugula and half criss cross fries. Depending on what you decided to have on the base of your breakfast poutine, it can be light or quite heavy.
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of THIS!
This lovely dessert is made of New York style cheesecake stuffed French toast, and a Bailey’s crème Anglaise. It’s a very decadent dessert and best shared with those around the table. At first I thought it was a strange thing to have a cheesecake sandwiched between French Toast but man, it was good.
Overall, great spot of breakfast and brunch in Yaletown right by the seawall. Whether it is savoury or sweet, they’ve got something for you. If you’re a fan of this Calgary favourite, definitely check them out. Highly recommended if you want a solid brunch.
1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC