We Victorians love our breakfast (almost as much as we love our craft beer). We’ve heard time and time again of the “Top 10 Best Breakfasts in Victoria”, listing popular and tasty spots such as Floyd’s and John’s Place. These spots have garnered the attention of locals and tourists alike, and for good reason – they’re delicious! The only true downfall is that thanks to their amazing reputations, the wait to be seated is loooong. It’s time for some fresh selections; some understated spots that have amazing menus and even better service, without the lines. Thus we bring you “The Locals’ Guide to the Top Understated Breakfast Joints in Victoria”.

Picnic Too

If you have yet to try Picnic Too, you need to seriously make space in your schedule. This sneaky breakfast joint is hard to spot, advertised only by a small sandwich board placed outside of the storefront on Fort Street. Picnic Too does delicious breakfast sandwiches with espresso bacon, caters in Empire Donuts and has kombucha on tap! Ooh la la!

6 Mile Pub

This restaurant may come as a surprise to you on the breakfasting list, but do not be mistaken, the 6 Mile Pub offers the ultimate feast in the form of Sunday Breakfast Buffet! With 3 types of eggs Benedict and its very own omelette bar, you are advised to wear your stretchy pants.

Northern Quarter

Three words: Miso Maple Doughnuts. The menu at Northern Quarter is fresh and inventive, and the clean 80’s decor and tunes are a breath of fresh air a the sea of 50’s diners. This spot has a laid back atmosphere and phenomenal coffee.

The Village

Located in the heart of Oak Bay, The Village is a delicious alternative to the carb-packed sunday breakfast tradition. With all-day everyday breakfast you have a chance at healthy and delicious breaky all day long! Try their latke potato pancakes or one of their delicious bennys.



Speaking of healthy, Nourish has an incredible and health-conscious menu that caters to the diet restrictions of nearly everyone! Gluten-free and dairy-free items are abundant and listed clearly on the menu. The heritage home that Nourish has set up camp in is charming and homey.

Do you have a favourite understated breakfast spot that we have missed? Let us know at @VictoriaHype on Facebook.