Victoria’s Best Restaurant Award Winner 2023: Best Brunch – Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2023 celebrates Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene and are judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts. 

BY CINDA CHAVICH | PHOTOS BY JEFFREY BOSDET

YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2023 celebrates Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene and are judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts.
The Golden Benny, topped with dukka sprinkles, is a classic for brunch at Nourish Kitchen & Cafe.

Best Brunch – Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

225 Quebec Street | nourishkitchen.ca

Nourish Kitchen is a culinary landmark in James Bay — the sunny heritage house and kitchen garden a popular place to gather for a healthy and innovative vegetarian bite.

This year, it’s once again the judge’s choice for Best Brunch, thanks to a daytime menu of favourites including their oatmeal Sleeping Beauty Pancakes and Golden Benny with mushrooms, kale and turmeric cashew hollandaise. There’s plenty of vegan fare at Nourish, but you can also add Haus Sausage or Berryman Brothers bacon to the congee, grain bowls and greens, all topped with poached eggs from Lockwood Farm.

A natural and holistic concept, the cafe offers wholesome fare to go, too, whether fresh baked goods, bone broth or pantry staples.

Runners-up

Other morning fare favourites include Heron Rock Bistro, serving bennies and breakfast dishes until 3 p.m. daily; Superflux {Cabana}, for weekend brunch on the stylish rooftop patio, with its own beer selection on tap.