We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Brioche

#164 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
401 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-682-4037
Website
Today
07:00 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 157: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Susan F
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Trevor Y
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank JulieK58
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Kauffer
Level Contributor
56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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).

Helpful?
Thank Peter H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank rich g
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I enjoy a good cup of tea and it is a basic milk and sugar robust tea. Brioche knows how to make a good cup of tea. They do have other special blends but if you are looking for a good steeped tea, this is a good spot. I also enjoyed their white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. Not huge but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cocoachini
nyc
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Who cuts up meatballs? We ordered two spaghettis with meatballs with different sauces. The marinara order had virtually no sauce. The carbonara sauce was enough. BUT they cut the meatballs into super small chunks which disappeared into the spaghetti. I think this is a way to provide less meat and save money for the restaurant. Isn't a whole meatball the... More 

Helpful?
Thank malice1984
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wait on line at the register to place you order, then an employee brings it to your table. This restaurant is known for it's sourdough French toast, which did not disappoint. Each serving consists of two thick slices, choice of toppings, and fresh fruit. The omelettes were also generous portions, available with assorted fillings. I enjoyed the food. Unfortunately, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank E G
Vancouver, BC
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The vegetable quiche at Brioche is quite possibly the best quiche I've eaten to date. On top of that they have delicious coffee and baked goods. It's the perfect place for brunch or lunch if you find yourself wandering though Gastown.

Helpful?
Thank MikeDVancouver_BC

Travellers who viewed Brioche also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Brioche? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Brioche staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood