10 Brunch Dishes You Need to Try

Affogato Breakfast Panini

If Diner Deluxe is too busy, try out the breakfast panini at its sister space, Affogato. It's hot and crispy, filled with egg, bacon, tomato, lettuce and cheddar with a mellow chili sauce for dipping. (802 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-276-5499, dinerdeluxe.com@diner_deluxe)

Bar C Crème Brûlée French Toast

The brûléed French toast here should hit the spot on the weekend for anyone with a sweet tooth. It's topped with fluffy whipped cream and a cherry syrup for nice balance to the sugar-glazed toast. (340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-3667, crmr.com@barcfooddrink)

Big D's Smokehouse Beef Brisket and Egg Muffin

If you're popping by the Calgary Farmers' Market to do some grocery shopping, grabbing this breakfast sandwich is a must. The smokey brisket, loaded into an English muffin with an egg and your choice of toppings makes Egg McMuffins look totally inferior. (510 77 Ave. S.E., 403-667-0625, bigdsmokehouse.com)

Blue Star Diner in Bridgeland is a big fan-favourite with brunchers.

Blue Star Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Keep things sweet and simple with this whole wheat buttermilk pancake duo. Topped with a healthy dose of maple syrup, it's perfect for kids or kids at heart. (809 1 Ave. N.E., 403-261-9998, bluestardiner.ca@bluestar_yyc)

Borgo Eggs Purgatorio

Only available on Saturdays and Sundays, this baked eggs dish with sweet tomato sauce, crispy pancetta and fior de latte cheese is as beautiful as it is tasty. (818 16 Ave. S.W., 403-245-2202, borgo.ca@borgotrattoria)

Cassis Bistro Croque Madame

Sometimes there is no need to mess with a good thing. Bechamel, ham and an egg on toast is a combination that never fails the tastebuds and it's done perfectly here. (2505 17 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0036, thecassisbistro.ca@cassisbistro)

The Nutella-stuffed French toast at deVille in Bridgeland is one of many expertly prepared brunch dishes.

deVille Cafe & Wine Bar  Nutella-stuffed French Toast

Decadent and delicious, the French toast stuffed with Nutella and Bernard Callebaut and topped with candied hazlenuts or berries will satisfy anyone's need for a morning sugar rush. (825 1 Ave. N.E., 403-825-0350, devillecoffee.ca, @devillecoffee)

Monki Brisket and Monki Sausage Hash

This skillet comes out piping hot with root vegetable hash, tender brisket and sausages, topped with two fried eggs and a bright hollandaise. Definitely for bigger appetites. (1301 10 Ave. S.W., 587-352-7131, monki.ca@monkibistro)

OEB Breakfast Co. Hog and Scallops

The Box'd (breakfast poutine) offerings here always make for a great meal. This variation with brown butter hollandaise, lardons, seared scallops and cheese curds is indulgent, salty and rich. (824 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-278-3447, eatoeb.com@oeb_breakfast)

Vero Bistro Shitake Mushroom Eggs Benedict

Roasted organic shitake mushrooms sit atop freshly baked muffins with bruschetta and sauteed kale, topped with a poached egg and hand-whipped hollandaise. (209 10 St. N.W., 403-283-8988, verobistro.ca@verobistro)

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