Photo credits: tastylife7

10 Best Whistler Brunch Spots For A Hearty Start Of The Day In 2023 (+ What To Order)

Last updated:

Whistler is famous for its breathtaking ski resorts and panoramic views of mountainous scenery. With over three million tourists visiting the village every year, it has been voted as one of North America’s top ski destinations. Of course, its popularity during the spring & summer months is nothing to sneeze about!

With so many activities to take part in at Whistler, you’ll want to kickstart your day with a hearty and filling meal! That way you have the energy for all your adventures!

We’ve compiled 10 best Whistler brunch spots for a hearty meal so you can go ahead and create a memorable trip!

10. 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

best restaurants and food in whistler 21 step kitchen and bar salmon rice
Photo Credit: 21 Steps Kitchen

A place always bustling with both tourists and patrons alike, 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar earned a reputation for being one of the best restaurants in Whistler, thanks to its finesse compilation of a menu, great service, cozy atmosphere, and scenic views.

This Whistler classic goes beyond the regular restaurant setup. With interior design and decorations made to highlight the beautiful town, 21 Steps offers one of the most magnificent panoramas of Canada’s ski capital.

Never miss 21 Steps Kitchen’s fan-favorite shellfish pasta–various seafood mingling together in rich and flavorful tomato sauce. If you’re in the mood for red meat, a shot of superbness comes in the form of their bison steak, perfectly cut tenderness bathed in peppercorn sauce.

We also recommend their fried goat cheese. Oh, and if you’re in a dietary regimen, they’re happy to cater to your needs. 

What to order: Fried Goat Cheese, Shellfish Pasta, Bison Steak

Address: 4433 Sundial Pl, Whistler, BC V8E 1G7, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

9. Peaked Pies Whistler

Photo credits: my.lindaventures

Peaked Pies is the brainchild of Canadian Alex and Aussie Kerri, whose great enthusiasm for food and mountain life led them to establish one of Whistler’s top brunch hubs to date. In wanting to infuse local cuisine with foreign bliss, the couple carefully planned and strategized to arrive at the best menu, giving birth to Peaked Pies.

Start your Aussie experience in Whistler with Ned Kelly pie, named after an Australian hooligan. Don’t let its name prevent you from tasting scrumptious ground beef oozing with aromatic perfection of ground bacon, egg, and cheddar cheese. Have a full plate of delectable seventh heaven with Peaked Pies’ chunky steak and mushroom.

For the sweet tooth, try their Lamington, a traditional, melt-in-the-mouth Australian dessert. 

What to order: Ned Kelly, Chunky Steak and Mushroom, Traditional Aussie, Lamington

Address: 105-4369 Main St, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

8. Portobello

Photo credits: eatwithrobin

Inside Chateau Richmond is a top-tier restaurant that captivates customers with their mouth-watering gourmet treats accompanied by fragrant coffee. Portobello boasts a “family style” seating set in a rustic, modern interior that accentuates the stunning architecture designed by critically-acclaimed Calgary-based FRANK Architecture.

The restaurant itself is already a feast to the eyes, what more of their visually pleasing dishes, carefully plated in ways that are meant to attract all gazes. That being said, this brunch spot is an ideal place for a leisurely meal with generous proportions, excellent coffee choices, and a warm ambiance.

Satisfy yourself with an order of their pulled pork, a savory, cooked to crème de la crème goodness that has caught the hearts of most first-time diners. You can also try their harvest bowl for a lighter dish.

Complete your Whistler vacay with Portobello’s combo of homemade pastries and coffee–we love their signature donuts and flat white.

What to order: Carolina Honey Mustard Pulled Pork, Harvest Bowl, Housemade Pastries, Flat White

Address: 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Website | Instagram

Looking for a place to stay in Whistler?

7. The Wildflower

Photo credits: tastylife7

The Wildflower is an exquisite restaurant for those who are staying at Fairmont Whistler. They offer an upscale dining experience that will leave visitors in awe of their outstanding menu, great service, and wondrous view of the outside landscape.

The a la carte brunch menu is a treasure cache of the finest dishes, ranging from salads to omelets, to seafood recipes, skillfully crafted to appease all taste buds.

Go for their eggs benedict! If you want something heavier, give in to their rotisserie chicken or carved beef–both are absolutely delicious and piquant.

What to order: Eggs Benedict, Rotisserie Chicken, Carved Striploin of Beef

Address: 4599 Chateau Blvd Unit 210, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook 

6. Hunter Gather

Photo credits: mollywandersandeats

Nothing beats the greatest Whistler dishes made and prepared by locals who know exactly what their town prides the most. Hunter Gather is the ideal food hub for all kinds of groups–friends and strangers, locals and travelers, lovers and rivals, dreamers and doers.

Established in 2017, Hunter Gather has amassed a loyal fanbase of patrons who have recommended their awesome Whistler find of a taphouse to their peers. Customers especially love the gimmick where they are already presented with the menu upon entering the restaurant.

Lose yourself to the luscious treat of their pulled pork sandwich, tender meat in a brioche bun glazed with spicy slaw. If you’d like something vegan, you may also go for their unique falafel.

But wait, there’s more; their specialty burger is a must-have!

What to order: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Thoughtful Falafel, The Hunter Burger

Address: 101-4368 Main St, Whistler, British Columbia V8E 1B6 Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

5. Cranked Espresso Bar

Photo credits: cgshreds

Next on the list is a haven for coffee lovers who want to relish exceptional coffee, freshly baked pastries, craft beer, and healthy meal options while gazing in wonderment at the panoramic sceneries Whistler town has to offer. Located just about north of Whistler, Cranked Espresso Bar is a regular hangout place for both tourists and locals alike.

In their quest to develop the finest espresso blend, bar owners are in a relentless pursuit of researching and experimenting with coffee that is up to date and in line with the trends. Brunch here is never dull; their masterfully planned menu and coffee selection are at the top of both worlds, making Cranked Espresso Bar arguably the best espresso bistro in Whistler.

All coffee in their list is high quality but their Allonge is fantastic. This double-shot espresso is the perfect complement to sweet potato quesadilla, another crowd favorite, as you gaze outside and bask in the majestic views of snow-coated mountains. 

If you’re not a fan of yam, ordering their all-day breakfast sandwich will definitely leave you wanting more.

What to order: Sweet Potato Quesadilla, All Day Breakfast Sandwich, Allonge

Address: 111-8200 Bear Paw Trail #111, Whistler, BC V8E 1M2, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

4. Elements Urban Tapas Parlour

𝘾𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙤 & 𝙋𝙚𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙅𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙖 | Photo credits: foodiiventure

Kept secret at Whistler Village North, Elements Urban Tapas Parlour is another jewel in town that has been showcasing their plenitude of delicious food, distinguished service, and excellent interior. The restaurant’s small and intimate dining rooms and open kitchen are match-made in heaven that highlights the intimate ambiance and bare visuals of the Chefs in real-time action.

Since 2005, this award-winning foodie mecca has been consistently serving signature brunch dishes alongside an extensive list of innovative wines and craft cocktails. If you have been wanting to get a hold of a superb menu that can satisfy your palate, then you should be on your way to Elements.

Most patrons recommend their flavorsome french toast, enhanced to perfection with real Canadian maple syrup. We also love their version of stacked benny and portobello mushrooms, two of the many reasons why people have been flocking to Elements Urban Tapas Parlour for brunch.

What to order: Traditional French Toast, Benny Stack, Portobello Mushrooms

Address: 4359 Main St #102B, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

3. The Green Moustache Organic Café

Photo credits: flowella_eats_plants_

If you’re looking for something green and out of the ordinary, Green Moustache Organic Café is the prime choice for you. From their name, you would think you instantly get what they offer: organic and natural.

However, this popular brunch spot is more than just an organic cafe. They advocate for health and vitality without sacrificing flavor, making them one of the few restaurants out there that are committed to striking a balance between healthy and yummy.

Led by Nicolette Richer, a wellness warrior and influential speaker, Green Moustache Organic Café is known for serving only the freshest, healthiest, and most nutrient-friendly dishes that can help boost the body’s healing abilities, and enhance vigor and improve overall health.

Plunge into a revitalizing brunch by having their buddha bowl, a union of healthy ingredients such as brown rice, carrots, quinoa, cucumber, and avocado. You’re in for a hearty indulgence with their Buckwheat pancakes and Rise’N’Shine wraps, two of the cafe’s bestsellers.

Legend has it that their beverages are as superbly astounding as their food; so, order that turmeric latte for its novelty. Or, if you’re into cold drinks, go for their cold-pressed juices.

What to order: Buddha Bowl, Buckwheat Pancakes, Rise’N’Shine Wrap, Turmeric Latte, Cold Pressed Juices

Address: 4340 Lorimer Rd #122, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. Crêpe Montagne

Photo credits: abceaters

Established in 1993, Crêpe Montagne has been consistently making the go-to list for amazing food and impeccable service while adoring the beautiful village of Whistler. The small and cozy restaurant started with the Gagnon couple, who committed themselves to bring the famous French cuisine into this humble town and infusing it with local taste.

Since then, Crepe Montagne has become a paradise for food lovers who are craving Crepes, meat fondue, raclettes, and more. Plus, the ambiance is more than enough to momentarily transform your Whistler trip into le français, adding another entry to your list of unforgettable Whistler memories.

Holding true to their name, their breakfast crepes are simply among the best. Don’t miss their Bobsleigh, a savory combo of ham or Canadian bacon, cheese, and tomatoes embraced in wheat flour crepe. Level up your creme game by opting for a Flambéed Normandie, apple cinnamon drenched in calvados.

Also, give their patron-recommended Onion Soup a try for a true bon appetit experience.

What to order: Breakfast Crepes, Classic Eggs Benedict, Flambée Normandie Crêpe, French Onion Soup

Address: 4368 Main St #116, Whistler, BC V8E1B6, Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

1. Stonesedge Kitchen

Traditional Breakfast | Photo credits: onogrindzzzz

Completing the list is a Whistler royal that embodies rustic elegance and graceful charm. Located outside the village’s restaurant strip is Stonesedge Kitchen, a perfect venue for catching up with friends, having an intimate time with a loved one, or experiencing a heartful meal with family. 

This restaurant sits on the pantheon of Whistler’s best restaurants as it offers a wide array of modern Canadian cuisine meant to be leisurely enjoyed with the awe-inspiring backdrop of surrounding mountains. Headlined by Chef Robert Henderson and his team of artisans, Stonesedge’s stellar menu is the perfect combination of a delectable twist to the local cuisine, indulgent desserts, and an exciting list of creative cocktails.

We highly recommend their Breakfast Poutine, a fresh and unique take on the French dish. For a bolder order, go for their expertly prepared specialty Benny, which highlights the unusual synergy of chorizo, poached eggs, citrus hollandaise, and paprika.

Lastly, have a Mimosa Flight in hand while appreciating the scenic views of Whistler.

What to order: Farmers  Breakfast Poutine, Stonsedge Benny. Mimosa Flight

Address: 4122 Village Green #13, Whistler, BC V8E 1G9, Canada

Website | Instagram | Facebook

That ends our recommended Whistler brunch spots. We hope this list adds value to your trip while having a blast in this wonderful town. While you’re at it, you may want to check out our compilation of things to do in Whistler.