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Brioche

#173 of 2,894 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
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401 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-682-4037
Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hunting for a downtown breakfast place on our first morning in downtown Vancouver, we were about to give up and buy a coffee and pastry at Starbucks. Then we chanced upon Brioche. A very small and informal dining space, but what a chef. Breakfast was a fresh veggie and prosciutto omelet with freshly baked toast, a sparklingly fresh cup of... More 

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Thank Rebecca G
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Brioche a few days ago for breakfast/brunch. The place is nice and cozy, and very clean. The french toast was extremely good (way above average), the omelette was good too, while the clam chowder was just average. Everything was huge, two people can definitely eat from one only portion. I would give a 4.5... More 

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Thank Marco M
San Diego, California
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smell of garlic wafting on the damp air led us to this little restaurant. We were famished, and a little unsure of where to go for a good meal, when we noticed the scent of roasted garlic. We took a back way into the restaurant, but ended up in a small, casual shop. The girl working the counter was... More 

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New Jersey
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason we found this was for a vacant parking spot near the front door. What a pleasant surprise. My husband has been craving some good Italian food and strangely enough, to his little place serves a mean bowl of pasta in a Bolognese sauce that was to die for. We all found out way into his dish with... More 

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Thank nfenne
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My son recommended that we have lunch at Brioche, a small cheerful bistro. It was a good idea. I had a fresh and delicious ham sandwich with Brie, a unique combination, served promptly by a pleasant staff member. The sandwich was huge and I could only eat half of it. The remainder was quickly wrapped up for me to take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Delightful looking local eatery featured in our Eyewitness guide. The food was good but hygiene very poor. Hair found in green salad and waste bin by milk station with flies buzzing around. Would not recommend unless the hygiene improves dramatically.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here three times during our visit to Vancouver as we were staying nearby - two breakfasts and one evening meal. All were delicious and large portions e.g fruit with yoghurt and granola was a large soup plate of fresh and interesting fruit, with yoghurt and home made granola, lovely. Also had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on a... More 

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Thank JulieK58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We have tried a few places in Vancouver but this place is the best for breakfast. Situated just on the edge of Gastown. Assortment of freshly cooked omelettes, traditional dishes served with fruit. Also a variety of excellent pastries and muffins.

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Thank Kauffer
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had sandwiches and paninis. I went for the veal parmigiana on foccacia bread. This was a veal escalope with mozzarella and a tomato based sauce with mushrooms all served hot and very tasty. We also had ham, brie and mushroom on foccacia and a tuna salad sandwich. Good service and reasonable prices for the area (Gastown).

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Instead of returning to the USA from Southeast Asia I returned yet again to Vancouver for the pleasure of dining at brioche. Smiling faces, more than reasonable prices and an wonderful menu to choose from. Bakery is fantastic. Have eaten here so many times. A real joy. Eduardo, the owner certainly has his act together. Can not say enough positive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-4037

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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