Top Kelowna Breakfast and Lunch Places to Delight
Food and wine go hand in hand, and almost every wine tour includes a discussion about food. We are passionate about living in the Okanagan, and are always looking for new places to visit! Here are some of our favourite breakfast and brunch spots in Kelowna. Many travelers to Kelowna on wine tours are pleasantly surprised by how many good dining options there are in town. If you’re craving pancakes or waffles, bacon or eggs, you can find lots of great spots for breakfast or lunch. Here are five of our favourites.
Especially following a wine tour, the best place to dine is still in downtown Kelowna. Along Lakeshore Drive or highway 97 there are more business options. This neighborhood is known for its eclectic selection of bars, ethnic restaurants, and finer restaurants. Your driver can drop you off at a restaurant, then take a taxi cab back to the hotel. Should you need, the guide can drop off your wine purchases at the hotel for you. Red Dog Wine Tour drivers know which restaurants are the most popular among guests or those with positive reviews. Have your driver show you around downtown to get an idea of what to do that night.
This restaurant is passionate about the use of fresh, local foods and providing excellent service. Try their award-winning burgers, delectable salads, pastas, and more! Breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper, and takeout are available every day.
At White Spot, great taste begins early, and we proudly serve breakfast till 10 a.m. every day. If you want to brunch, you may do so until 3 p.m. Enjoy our traditional Eggs Benedict or our Sunny Start breakfast sandwich!
Takeout is available, as is free off-street parking. Alcohol is served, seating is available, television is available, highchairs are available, and wheelchair access is available. Table Service, Full Bar, and Free WiFi. Located in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Kelowna Airport.
Soul de Cuba Cafe
Soul de Cuba Café, located downtown Kelowna cultural area, serves authentic Cuban food for lunch and supper. From sandwiches and light fare, midday meals to exquisite three-course dinners, not to mention the greatest Mojitos this far north! To get your day started, we offer a variety of breakfast options as well as complete barista-style coffee to go.
Reservations, Takeout. Seating, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Alcohol is served. They accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover. Wifi is free, and there is table service and live music.
As the “world’s first and only jammery,” the term comes from their resemblance to nearby vineyards. Instead of grapes, The Jammery makes fantastic jams and jellies using fresh local BC fruit. See its manufacture from their superb gift store, which sells about every type of jam, jelly, tea, and syrup imaginable. The Jammery
Their neighbouring restaurant exhibits these handcrafted goods through their epic all-day breakfast and lunch, until 3 p.m. The Jammery is well-known for its appearance on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! Standout dishes include all-you-can-eat waffles topped in handmade strawberry sauce and whipped cream, as well as their notorious Breakfast Paella.
The Jammery is on Highway 97, about five minutes north of the airport, almost in Lake Country. It would entail a somewhat expensive round-trip cab or ride-share for those staying downtown. People returning to Kamloops or Alberta through Highway 97, The Jammery should be their final image of the Okanagan.
New location now open also on 8038 HWY 97 (close to intersection of HWY33). Open 7 days a week 8 am to 3 pm. Ph: 250 766-1139
The Bohemian Café
The Bohemian Cafe, primarily a catering business, was founded in 1991 by a brother-sister team. For decades, the family’s commitment on excellent, homestyle cooking and warm, friendly service. Making it a local and guest favourite.
‘The Boh,’ located in the heart of downtown on Bernard Avenue. They have wonderful breakfast and lunch exclusively, Wednesday through Sunday, in a spacious and diverse setting. We frequently choose their Huevos Rancheros; it is very well-suited to post-wine-tour recovery! Known for their Bennies and the a-BOH-cado, their Huevos Rancheros; are popular before a wine tour! The Bohemian Cafe, like many Kelowna eateries, is vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Diner Deluxe, on the Kelowna breakfast scene, is the third of four locations, with the other three in Calgary. The original restaurant in Calgary’s Bridgeland district provides the classic, blue plate ambiance. Its quaint setting is accented by mismatched crockery and insanely wonderful breakfast and lunch selections, seven days a week. This writer’s appreciation originates from a warm but hazy memory of dining there more than a decade ago.
It has a minimalist, retro-modern chic style, with the same amazingly flavorful. and distinctive breakfast and lunch. Guests rave about their brunch drinks, which include classic mimosas, Caesars, and our personal favourite, the Elderflower Spritz. Breakfast with St. Germaine liqueur.
The real draw is the food, which includes burgers (Morning Burger), additional Bennies, and excellent bowls. Diner Deluxe also caters to vegans and gluten-free diets. A view of the beach and Lake Okanagan across the street it’s all served by nice people pouring local coffee.
Okanagan Street Food
Okanagan Street Food, nestled away in the industrial region north of downtown, is a hidden delight for many folks. It’s a long walk from most hotels and condominiums, so stop for a coffee at Bliss Bakery on the way.
Okanagan Street Food, like many of the greatest breakfast spots, is a catering company, with only approximately 25 chairs. Tuesday through Saturday, they only serve a modest yet really wonderful breakfast and lunch menu. Nothing fancy: order from the kitchen, pay, and watch them prepare it. Because Okanagan Street Food is so off the beaten path, they don’t receive the regular tourist traffic.
Okanagan Street Food’s menu is short and sweet, the burgers, handmade mac & cheese, and daily specials. You may have a local beer or glass of BC wine with your pulled pork sandwich.
Central Kitchen + Bar
Jared and Devon, enthusiastic restaurateurs with an Earl’s heritage, co-own Central. Their commitment to detail is evident in every area of their establishment. Since its inception, Central has been a neighbourhood favourite, recognized for its friendly service and delicious meals. Central Kelowna – Voted Best Burger
It is near the north end of Ellis Street downtown, in a leisure complex they also own, Central Sports Club. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort is about three blocks away. The décor is sleek and minimalist, and they recently finished a major extension and remodeling during the pandemic. The service is excellent: kind, familiar, resulting in a first-rate experience.
Head Chef Sina Matoor creates a delectable dish from start to finish. There isn’t a bad dish on the menu, and they cater to all diets and tastes. They’re well-known for their robust vegetarian and vegan offerings, but they’re also well-known for their pizzas and burgers. In line with the theme of this piece, their weekend brunch buffet is excellent. Great Bennies, morning pizza and burger, and Huevos Rancheros. They also provide room for a DJ to bring in a new feel and wake you up.
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