Friday August 4th 2017

6 Places for Brunch in Abbotsford You Should Definitely Check Out

6 Places for Brunch in Abbotsford You Should Definitely Check Out

Are you feeling hungry? Have you skimped out on breakfast, but you don’t feel up to eating lunch yet? If this is you and you’re in Abbotsford, you’re in luck. Not only is it well-known as being the “City in the Country” but also there are many, many options where you can pull up a chair and tuck into brunch.

These places we’ve listed are always well worth checking out. If you’re stumped on ideas or haven’t eaten yet, then this post is for you. Here are six places to have brunch in Abbotsford that should definitely check out!

1: The Polly Fox

The Polly Fox

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If you adore breakfast but have a sensitivity or allergy to gluten, then you’re in luck because the Polly Fox is a gluten-free and allergen-free restaurant! Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley on Mayfair Avenue, the Polly Fox sells some incredible goodies such as banana bread, cinnamon buns, breakfast sandwiches, and even waffles and waffle sandwiches made from scratch. Best of all, everything in their bakery and bistro contains vegan and natural ingredients for those who want to eat healthier or want to indulge without fear of their allergens getting in the way!

Try their savoury waffle sandwich for brunch (available on weekends only), which can come as a BLT, a breakfast sandwich, a veggie sandwich, or just straight-up. Pair it with a cup of their locally-sourced coffee and you’ve got a brunch worth drooling over!

Address: 33477 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford BC, V2S 1P6
Hours: 6:30am to 5pm
Phone number: 604-744-1881
Tips: The Polly Fox also accepts wholesale and customized orders from customers. You will need to allow a 24-to-48 hour window, however.

More info: http://www.thepollyfox.com/

2: Ann Marie’s Café

Ann Marie's Cafe

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to eat in a 50s style diner? Try going to Ann Marie’s Café and you’ll really find out what it’s like! Ann Marie’s is well-known for having memorabilia and vintage period photos of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley decorating every wall.

Not content with only serving burgers and chili fries, expect to find some delicious brunch items such as their omelets and eggs Benedict selection, skillets, and classics such as pancakes and French toast straight from the griddle. Those with a sweet tooth can divulge in their specially made milkshakes and ice cream floats, or try one of their banana splits or sundaes.

Whatever you decide on for brunch, there’s something on their menu for everyone!

Address: 33771 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford BC, V2S 6H1
Hours: 6:30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. 7am to 3pm Saturday.
Phone number: 604-852-2610
Tips: Ann Marie’s serves breakfast and lunch only. The good news is they also offer takeout and reservations for those who have a giant group joining them!

More info: https://www.annmariescafe.ca/

3: Common Place Café

Common Place Cafe

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The Common Place Café is located in the MCC Centre in the heart of Abbotsford’s downtown core. Their menu is specialized in the way of serving and preparing traditional European Mennonite foods as well as some favourite international specials. The café was built for the purpose of building upon and strengthening the Abbotsford community; that same sense of devotion is given to their meals as well. Try their Westcoast eggs Benedict, their Pacific breakfast skillet, or even a bowl of their Borscht when you want to stop in for brunch!

Address: 33933 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford BC, V2S 2E8
Hours: 7am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
Phone number: 604-851-7737
Tips: Event space can be booked in advance at the café for at least from 12 to 50 people. Any bookings must be done in advance (at least 1 day for up to 20 guests and 2-4 days for 20+ attendees).

More info: http://mcccentre.ca/common-place-cafe/

4: Duft & Co. Bakehouse

Duft and Co.

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One of Abbotsford’s most prominent bakeries! Duft & Co., located on Montrose Avenue in historic downtown Abbotsford, specializes mainly in freshly baked goodies with a European style and flair. Expect to arrive and smell delicious foods such as croissants, cinnamon buns, sticky buns, scones, and more. If you have a gluten allergy they serve gluten-free cinnamon buns, muffins, and coffee cakes too!

For those who want something savoury for brunch, we recommend trying out their hummus sandwich if you’re a veggie fan or their sandwich with smoked turkey, bacon, and cheddar cheese in between croissant slices. Whatever you decide to sample here, it’s guaranteed to be nothing short of fresh, natural, and of high quality.

Address: 103-2636 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford BC, V2S 3T6
Hours: 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Phone number: 604-744-2443
Tips: This is a very popular place to visit, so be sure not to sleep in for too long if you want to visit them, otherwise what you want may be sold out! You can place an order in advance but you will have to contact them by phone; they do not accept orders by e-mail. It’s also a fabulous place to just try one of their cups of coffee in general.

More info: http://duftandco.com/bakehouse.html

5: O’Neills Home Cooking

O'Neills Home Cooking

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What makes O’Neills worth mentioning in this list? How about their classic breakfast sandwich made with—get this—sweet potato bread? That’s right, this is the only place in Abbotsford where you can have Vern’s classic breakfast sandwich complete with ham, egg, mustard, mayonnaise, and cheese layered in between a home-baked sweet potato bun instead of the usual slices of bread! Add a cup of coffee and you’ve got a satisfactory and very filling brunch!

They also serve lunch sandwiches with your choice of toppings as well as soups, all hand-prepared and made with fresh ingredients. If you can’t make it in person to the restaurant or your favourite sandwich ends up sold out, don’t worry—catering is offered as well!

Address: 33771 Gosling Way, Abbotsford BC, V2S 3V2
Hours: 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. 10am to 2pm Sunday.
Phone number: 604-746-4048
Tips: The best way to get your brunch from O’Neills is to order in advance, as their restaurant is almost always very busy. There is an open mic music night on the first Monday of every month.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/Oneillstakeout/

6: The Farmer’s Table

Farmer's Table

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Located right in Lepp Market, the Farmer’s Table is a great place to take a break from the shopping you may be likely to do here! Their weekend brunch menu includes many a delectable meal made with locally farmed and fresh ingredients. Try one of their baked muffins, sip on a cup of coffee or tea, or bring your family and friends to try their Lepp’s market breakfast during the weekend.

Address: 33955 Clayburn Road, Abbotsford BC, V2S 7Z1
Hours: 9am to 7pm
Phone number: 604-851-5377
Tips: Weekend brunches include a featured Crepe Creation, devised and prepared by Chef Nick. Ask them what the Crepe feature is at it changes often!

More info: http://www.leppfarmmarket.com/farmers-table/

Bon appétit!

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