5 Best Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants in Kelowna | Wicked Tours

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Close-up of eggs benedict.
Courtesy of dinerdeluxe.com – Eggs Benedict at Diner Deluxe

Top 5 Kelowna Breakfast and Brunch Spots to Delight

Guests of Wicked Tours expect us to be experts on the local scene, particularly regarding food. Food and wine go hand in hand, and virtually every wine tour involves a conversation that steers to good restaurants for guests to enjoy while visiting.

Our Tour Guides are passionate about living in the Okanagan, and we are just as passionate about food as we are about delicious British Columbia wine! Any good vacation starts with finding the best local breakfast and brunch to start your day. With that in mind, we compiled this list of our favourite breakfast and brunch restaurants, in no particular order, that we frequently recommend to Kelowna visitors.


Close-up of eggs benedict and hash browns.

Courtesy of kelownanow.com – Eggs Benedict at The Bohemian Cafe

The Bohemian Cafe

Primarily a catering company, The Bohemian Cafe was started in 1991 by a brother-sister duo. The family focus on quality, homestyle food, and warm, friendly service has remained consistent for decades, making it a local and guest favourite alike.

Located centrally downtown on Bernard Avenue, ‘The Boh’ serves up delicious breakfast and lunch only, Wednesday through Sunday, in a spacious and eclectic atmosphere. Known for their Bennies and the a-BOH-cado (you have to visit to find out!), we often opt for their Huevos Rancheros, and it is exceptionally well-suited to post-wine tour recovery! Like many Kelowna restaurants, The Bohemian Cafe is vegetarian and vegan-friendly.


Close-up of French toast.

Courtesy of dinerdeluxe.com – French Toast at Diner Deluxe

Diner Deluxe

A new kid on the Kelowna breakfast scene, Diner Deluxe is the third of four locations, with the other three in Calgary, their home base. Calgary’s Bridgeland community’s original location brings the retro, blue plate vibe with a cozy atmosphere punctuated by mismatched crockery and crazy delicious breakfast and lunch offerings seven days a week. Said praise stems from this writer’s fond but foggy memory, having dined there well over a decade ago.

So we were delighted by the installation of pre-construction signage showcasing Diner Deluxe as an incoming tenant at a new complex, The Shore Kelowna, located on Lakeshore Road across from Boyce-Gyro park. Diner Deluxe couldn’t deliver an authentic retro experience as a new build. Still, their minimalist, retro-modern chic aesthetic and the same incredibly flavourful and unique breaky and lunch offerings make it just as inviting and memorable as the original.

The Wicked Tours team is particularly fond of their brunch cocktails, including classic mimosas, Caesars, and our fave, the Elderflower Spritz. St. Germain liqueur for breakfast? Sign us up.

The real star is the chow, highlighted by their burgers (Morning Burger), more Bennies, and tasty bowls. Diner Deluxe is also very accommodating to vegetarians and has gluten-free diets. All with a view of the beach and a shimmering Lake Okanagan across the street, served up by friendly folks pouring local coffee. Suppose you are staying in Lower Mission along Pandosy or Upper Mission, target Diner Deluxe for breaky one day.


Close-up up Breakfast Paella.
Courtesy of jammery.com – Breakfast Paella at The Jammery

The Jammery

According to founder Bill Morrison, and billing themselves as the ‘world’s first and only jammery,’ the name stems from their similarity to local wineries. Instead of grapes, The Jammery produces terrific jams and jellies from delicious local BC produce. Guests can view its production from their excellent gift shop, where almost every possible flavour of jam, jelly, tea, and syrup is available.

Their adjacent restaurant showcases these homemade goodies by way of their epic, all-day breakfast and lunch, served until 3 PM daily. The Jammery is notable for being featured on You Gotta Eat Here! on Food Network. The show featured some of their shining stars, including all-you-can-eat waffles smothered in homemade strawberry sauce and whipped cream and their infamous Breakfast Paella.


Close-up of pulled pork sandwich and fries.

Courtesy of okanaganstreetfood.com – Pulled Pork Sandwich at Okanagan Street Food

Okanagan Street Food

Off the radar for many residents, Okanagan Street Food is a gem tucked away in the industrial area north of downtown. It’s walking distance from most hotels and condos, albeit extended, so grab a coffee at Bliss Bakery en route.

Like so many of the best breakfast joints, Okanagan Street Food is a catering company first, and it’s tiny, with only about 25 seats. They only serve up a simple yet incredibly delicious breakfast and lunch menu, Tuesday through Saturday. Nothing fancy: order directly from the cook, pay and watch them whip it up.  Because Okanagan Street Food is so off the beaten track, they don’t get the typical tourist traffic other faves do, so there’s less of a wait, if any.

Short and sweet, Okanagan Street Food’s menu shines across the board: mainly the burgers, homemade mac and cheese, and daily specials. Also licensed, you can grab a local beer or glass of BC wine with your pulled pork sandwich while marvelling at ‘I ♥ Duck Fat’ in neon.


Overhead shot of burgers and pizza.

Courtesy of centralkelowna.com – Burgers and Pizza at Central Kitchen + Bar

Central Kitchen + Bar

We are big Central Kitchen + Bar fans and have been for years. Central is co-owned by Jared and Devon, passionate restauranteurs from Earl’s background. Their attention to detail in every aspect of their restaurant is apparent. Central has been a local favourite since it opened, known for warm service and fabulous food. On the north end of Ellis Street downtown, the location is less evident in a white, tented recreational complex they also run, Central Sports Club. They are three blocks from the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort.

The decor is modern and minimal, and they just completed an extensive expansion and renovation during the pandemic. The team at Central had planned it before lockdowns and restrictions and decided to power through it regardless: kudos to them! The service is top-notch: friendly, familiar, and genuine, and there is an evident focus on screening, training, and support for their team, which means a top-rate experience.

Head Chef Sina Matoor rocks a menu that is delightful through and through. There isn’t an item that isn’t delicious, and they cater to all diets and tastes. Known for their strong vegetarian and vegan line-up, they’re equally known for pizzas and burgers. In keeping with this article, their weekend brunch menu is fantastic. Their Bennies are to die for, the breakfast pizza and burger rock, and we do love our Huevos Rancheros, and theirs may be the best this writer has ever experienced! They also allow a DJ to inject a fresh vibe and wake your ass up. Brunch is a weekend-only affair at Central Kitchen + Bar, and they are wildly popular with locals, so book your table in advance.


Close-up of mac and cheese and sausages.
Courtesy of provisionskitchen.ca – Camp-inspired Cuisine at Provisions Kitchen + Catering

Bonus: Provisions Catering + Kitchen

Look for Provisions Kitchen + Catering inside Kettle River Brewing Co, one of Kelowna’s original and best craft breweries, situated in the brewery district north of downtown, close to Sandhill Wines. Brock Bowes, star of Top Chef Canada on Food Network and former Executive Chef at RauDZ, further bolstered by Courtney and Meiko, the talented sisters who founded CrAsian Food Truck, head up Provisions Kitchen + Catering. Together, they make for a potent culinary trio.

We had to include this atypical stop by honourable mention, and they don’t qualify because they don’t have breakfast or brunch. On Sundays, you can request a ‘Big Board,’ starring “camp-inspired” rotating features for two. Think house-made sausages and beer-braised cabbage. Seasonal vegetables roasted to perfection. Homemade fries served with “highly addictive dips.” Hand-crafted pasta. Et cetera. Et cetera. There’s more than enough for two, and the team serves it up with flair yet zero pretension. If you have a craft beer fan in the group and are staying a few extra nights, visit Provisions on Sunday, request your Big Board in advance through their website or socials, and wait for the fun to begin.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
At least 2

Kelowna Wine Tour

Venture off the beaten path and experience the chic bohemian vibe of South East Kelowna's boutique wineries. Unique, family run and limited production combine to create Instagram-worthy posts and the opportunity to sample some of the local's best-kept secrets.

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139 CAD
Frind Estate Winery
Duration
6 hours
Group Size
At least 2

Westside Wine Trail Wine Tour

As you wander the Westside Wine Trail, enjoy rolling vistas of orchards, vineyards, and stunning lake views. An eclectic mix of sophisticated elegance and farm-style friendliness blended with fabulous culinary experiences will appeal to even the most discriminating guest.

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149 CAD
Quails Gate Estate Winery
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
At least 2

West Kelowna Wine Tour

As you wander the Westside Wine Trail, enjoy rolling vistas of orchards, vineyards, and stunning lake views. An eclectic mix of sophisticated elegance and farm-style friendliness blended with fabulous culinary experiences will appeal to even the most discriminating guest.

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129 CAD
Garnett Valley Ranch
Duration
6 hours
Group Size
At least 2

Summerland Wine Tour

Nestled in the small community of Summerland, this microclimate region will have you tasting your way through diverse, award-winning wineries. The Bottleneck Drive is a warm community environment amongst remarkable vineyard settings. You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur; we want you to have fun.

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179 CAD
Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
At least 2

Scenic Sip Wine Tour

Lovers of crisp superb Rieslings and Pinot Gris' as well as the delicate earthy fragrance of spectacular Pinot Noirs, can imbibe to their heart's content as we tour the rustic countryside of the Okanagan Lake Country wine region. Savoir delectable artisanal foods and world-class wines in a relaxed, unpretentious setting.

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149 CAD
Duration
6 hours
Group Size
At least 2

Penticton Wine Tour

The Naramata bench in Penticton will take you on a winding scenic road showcasing perfectly landscaped vineyards overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake. Known for big reds and full-bodied patio whites, this area will deliver fabulous culinary opportunities in its varied restaurants and viewpoints.

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179 CAD
Duration
8 hours
Group Size
At least 2

Oliver Wine Tour

Desert landscapes blend with sun-drenched reds and full-bodied whites as we tour the iconic South Okanagan wine region. Explore the Golden Mile and Black Sage terroirs, revel in stunning architectural and artistic designs and relish the culinary delights that highlight this world-renowned wine region. A must for any discerning wine lover.

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229 CAD
Duration
5 hours
Group Size
Up to 14

District Wine Village

As we make our way to the District Wine Village, we will first stop at Tickleberrys. This local treasure, founded in 1987, will have you wanting more than one scoop of ice cream, with over 50 flavours. Not to mention the variety of handmade Fudge that would pair amazingly with some of the wines you’ll be tasting on your self-curated tour at the District Wine Village. This has become a must-do and the only one in Canada; this four-season opportunity has wineries, breweries, and distilleries and will indeed have your palette working overtime.

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99 CAD