10 Best Richmond Breakfast Spots To Start Off Your Day In 2024 (+ What To Order)

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If you’re in Richmond and looking for a great spot to grab some breakfast, we’ve got you covered.

Breakfast in Richmond is popular among locals and visitors, but finding just the right Richmond breakfast spot can get challenging if you’re visiting for the first time.

Quick Recommendations: The Story Cafe & Lido

To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best spots to hit up for your next breakfast in Richmond.

1. The Story Cafe

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The Story Cafe, transformed from an old bar, features an eclectic atmosphere and continental cuisine. Ideal for breakfast or brunch, it’s located in Richmond’s industrial area. Try their Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass or Crispy Chicken Bennies with an English muffin, arugula, and hollandaise. Their BBQ Pulled Pork Pancakes and homemade Cheesecake are also standout choices.

Address:  2800 Sexsmith Road Richmond, BC V6X 1V5

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2. Harold’s Kitchen & Bar

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Harold’s Kitchen & Bar, located in Sheraton Airport Hotel, Richmond, offers a spacious dining area with a tropical feel. Their breakfast highlights include French Toast made from cranberry bread and a classic BLT sandwich with locally sourced bacon and crispy fries. Enjoy with assorted Tazo tea, available hot or chilled.

Address:  7551 Westminster Highway Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

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3. Lido

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Lido, a popular Cantonese tea restaurant in Richmond, is renowned for its authentic pineapple bun. Expect wait times for their delicious breakfast, which includes continental and Cantonese options. Their Pineapple Bun, Egg Tarts, Satay Beef Noodle Soup Combo, and Seafood Congee Combo are highly recommended.

Address:  4231 Hazelbridge Way Suite 150 Richmond, BC V6X 3L7

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4. River Road Cafe

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River Road Cafe, a cozy spot in North Richmond, is run by a Brazilian couple and serves authentic Brazilian dishes alongside western and Asian cuisine. Start with Rice and Beans, offering various meat options, and try their popular Pastel, a pie with various fillings. Finish with brigadeiros, classic Brazilian chocolate truffles.

Address:  11782 River Road Suite 102 Richmond, BC V6X 1Z7

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5. Davood’s Bistro

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Davood’s Bistro, perfect for a leisurely brunch, boasts a modern, comfortable ambiance with friendly staff. Try their Steveston Eggs Benedict with fresh salmon or the Lumberjack Hash, a generous serving of scrambled eggs, potatoes, corned beef, and toast. The Chatam, with eggs, potatoes, bacon, waffles, and maple syrup, offers great value.

Address:  12420 No 1 Rd #120 Richmond, BC, Canada V7E 6N2

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6. CAVU Kitchen Bar

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CAVU Kitchen Bar elegantly combines class with comfort, offering upscale comfort food and a relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for family breakfasts or solitude, their Breakfast Beastie features folded egg, bacon, cheddar, and chipotle aioli on a brioche bun. The Cavu-cado Sourdough Toast with poached eggs and grilled tomatoes is a top vegetarian choice.

Address:  5911 Minoru Boulevard Richmond, BC V6X 4C7

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7. Empire Seafood Restaurant

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Empire Seafood Restaurant, a top Chinese breakfast spot, serves Cantonese fare and live seafood in a spacious, well-decorated setting with professional service. Their menu includes over a hundred delicious dishes. Try the deep-fried Taro Balls with BBQ duck, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Fried Eggplant with Shrimp Puree, and the traditional Salted Pork Congee with Century Egg.

Address:  5951 No 3 Road Unit 200 Richmond, BC V6X 2E3

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8. Cannery Cafe

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Cannery Cafe in Steveston Village, a filming location for ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” offers a picturesque setting for comfort and Asian cuisine. Known for its Chicken & Waffles with perfect batter and secret syrup, it’s a must-visit. Other popular items include the Granny Chowder and Shanghai Dim Sum, creating a magical breakfast experience.

Address: 3711 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A5

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9. Hong Kong Flavour

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Hong Kong Flavour captures traditional Hong Kong-style tea restaurants with its Cantonese cuisine and culturally rich decor. Known for an affordable menu and haute cuisine, it offers a welcoming vibe. Must-try dishes include Baked Pork Chop With Rice, Curry Brisket, and Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple. Their massive Hong Kong Style Breakfast includes an array of meats, eggs, and pastries.

Address:  104-10151 No.3 Road Richmond, BC V7A 4R6

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10. Jimmy’s Tea House

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Jimmy’s Tea House in Admiralty Centre, Richmond, offers tea, coffee, and meals emphasizing quality and freshness. Popular among locals, it’s ideal for a quick bite or hot drink.

Their breakfast deals include Ham and 2 Eggs with toast and a drink. Their homemade noodles, served with steak, pork chops, or chicken steak, are notable. For a unique treat, try their Condensed Milk and Peanut Butter Toast.

Address:  2108-8700 McKim Way Richmond, BC V6X 3Z7

That wraps up our list of the Best Breakfast Spots in Richmond, and we hope you find your next favourite among them. If you’re planning a longer stay, and looking for some great dinner options, check out our list of the Best Japanese Restaurants in Richmond.

How We Create Our “Best” Lists

All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.