Bend's Best Breakfast Restaurant!
Celebrating 25 years of Breakfasts worth waiting for!
For those of you have not had the "Vic Experience", come see what all the excitement is about! The Victorian Cafe has reinvented the idea of breakfast, putting a modern spin on traditional food fare and embracing the idea that morning dining should be an "experience". Our menus fuse classic breakfast items with creative food combinations that will twist your tastebuds into an unforgetable experience with each bite of our mouth-watering omelets and eggs benedicts.
The result is delicious array of brunch offerings that break-free of the breakfast stereotype! The Victorian Cafe experience doesn't just include food: our full bar has been serving up award-winning Bloody Marys and the legendary "ManMosa" (crafted with Victorian Cafe private label champagne) for years. This unrivaled breakfast and lunch experience has made "The Vic" a local Bend favorite and "best" of Bend 15 times.
"Ask anybody who has been around Bend for a while what their favorite place to eat breakfast is, and chances are their response will be, The Vic. Just in case you haven’t heard, the Vic is the affectionate nickname given to Bend breakfast legend the Victorian Café. A consistent winner in best of lists and competitions all around town for at least a decade, the Vic consistently keeps it fresh and fabulous, and keeps people coming back in droves for traditional favorites, innovative and creative dishes, fantastic beverages and an overall memorable experience.
Who says you have to wait till nighttime to party? Breakfast at the Vic always feels like a celebration, but maybe that’s because I can’t dine there without ordering some sort of amazing cocktail (or two, or three, hey, that stuff I was gonna do can be done tomorrow, right?). My favorites are their ManMosas (for those, like myself, who prefer a pint glass over a champagne flute) and bloody Mary’s (which can be ordered with spicy pepper-infused vodka for an extra kick). One of each makes for a well-rounded Victorian Cafe? Experience. But don’t forget to order some food, too, or you might get yourself into trouble.
It’s hard for me to eat at the Vic without ordering some sort of breakfast dish, as their breakfast entrees never disappoint, but I do want to make it clear that they have fantastic lunch options, as well. Unfortunately for me I haven’t tried many of their lunch dishes as I get ensnared by The Vic’s diverse and highly creative benedict menu, which offers something special for every lover of hollandaise. I wrote previously about my love of the British Benedict, which is a vegetarian delight with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and sautéed garlic, but if I’m in the mood for something more carnivorous I will order the simple yet delicious Blackstone Benedict, which has slices of bacon and roma tomato, or the California Benedict, which boasts hormone-free turkey breast, fresh spinach, bacon and avocado. In addition to these tasty versions, the Vic almost always has an even more adventurous benedict on their ever-changing menu of specials. Right now it’s the Rogue Almandine Eggs Benedict, which features fresh pan-seared steelhead with toasted almonds, asparagus and lemon caper hollandaise sauce.
Okay, so I think I know where I’m going to breakfast tomorrow? This leads me to something I really love about the Victorian Cafe?: it’s got a variety of fabulous options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. The last time I ate there, I was definitely feeling like something veggie, so I ordered the very fresh-sounding Sandra Marie Omelet. This unique treat contains a garden’s worth of vegetables including portabella mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, spinach, roma tomatoes and garlic, all topped with homemade pesto. My carnivore friend, however, was blissed out with his pulled-pork sandwich, which was on special at the time. We were both happy and satisfied, but then again, I don’t think there’s been a time that I’ve eaten at the Vic and haven’t felt exactly that."
read the full review from Foodie Bend