photograph by Julya Hajnoczky
Pork belly eggs Benny and pancakes at Anju.
Anju’s patio, right at the corner of 17th Avenue and 4th Street S.W., is a key place to see and be seen during the weekend brunch hours, especially since it means you also get to nosh on chef Roy Oh’s creative Korean-style twists on classic brunch favourites. If it’s later in the day (or you need some hair of the dog), sip on one of Anju’s signature cocktails or something off the extensive beer and soju list.
344 17 Ave. S.W., 403-460-3341, anju.ca
photograph courtesy of the nash
The Nash’s sidewalk patio is located on the quieter side street that runs along the restaurant side of the historic National Hotel (as opposed to the busier street out front of the Off Cut Bar) and also faces south, making it the perfect place for brunch on a sunny day. With a menu featuring the indulgent creations from chef Matthew Batey like duck confit perogies and a Hangover Breakfast Pizza, it’s a lovely spot to fill yourself up and kick back.
925 11 St. S.E., 403-984-3365, thenashyyc.com
The new deck off the Grandview Dining Room at Priddis Greens golf club southwest of Calgary offers a pristine view of the mountains, as well as the peacefulness of the golf course and its surrounding greenery. If you’re lucky, you might even see the odd deer, elk or moose wandering by. The weekend brunch buffet (complete with a cheese selection, waffles, Bennies and a carving table) can be enjoyed out on the 2,300-square-foot patio and is open to non-members of the club.
1 Priddis Greens Dr., Priddis, 403-931-3171, priddisgreens.com