You can easily fill up on dim sum at the Silver Dragon for $10 or less.
Avenue Deli Montreal breakfast, $8
Avenue’s signature Montreal smoked meat is piled high on this breakfast sandwich topped with red onion, tomato, cream cheese and egg on a grilled bagel croissant.
(2008 33 Ave. S.W., 403-242-6783, avenuedeli.ca)
Big D’s Smokehouse Breakfast Brisket Muffin, $4.99
Juicy beef brisket served on an English muffin with a poached egg and Monterey Jack cheese. Top with spicy coleslaw or banana peppers to add a kick at this Calgary Farmers’ Market joint.
(Calgary Farmers’ Market, 403-667-0625, bigdsmokehouse.com)
Carino Bistro Okonomi Waffle, $10
Traditional waffle topped with pork belly, cabbage, dashi and bonito flakes (made from Japanese soup stock), seaweed flakes, mayonnaise and a poached egg.
(709 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-984-7534, carinobistro.ca)
Grumans Deli Breakfast Special, $9
Two eggs, cooked any style, with your choice of double smoked bacon or Spolumbo’s maple sausage, plus hash browns and toast. Gruman’s Caesar is a brunch must.
(230 11 Ave. S.E., 403-261-9003, grumans.ca)
Higher Ground Caf Breakfast Burrito, $6.99
Hearty helping of scrambled eggs, ham, bell peppers, red onion and cheddar cheese wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla served with salsa and sour cream.
(1126 Kensington Rd., 403-270-3780, highergroundcafe.ca)
Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus Kaneel Rol (cinnamon roll), $8.45
Pannenkoeks are Dutch “crepe” pancakes with brown sugar, cinnamon and cream cheese, served flat that you can roll. Choose from sweet or savoury pannenkoeks – or build your own.
(2439 54 Ave. S.W., 403-243-7757, dutchpancakes.ca)
Rosso Coffee Roasters Breakfast Sandwich, $6.99
A poached egg and crispy bacon served on a savoury cheese scone with a generous helping of grainy mustard gives this sandwich a kick.
(803 24 Ave. S.E., 403-971-1800; 425 11 Ave. S.E., 587-352-5080; 140 8 Ave. S.E., 403-264-7900; rossocoffeeroasters.com)
Silver Dragon Dim Sum, $10
Dim sum tapas-sized dishes served from carts start at $3 up to $15 for shared plates. Try hot and sour soup, shrimp toast, congee, tripe, pork dumplings and hot tea. There’s always a lineup!
(106 3 Ave. S.E., 403-264-5326)
The Spicy Jamakin Sammy C’s French Toast Banana Bread, $8
Four thick slices of homemade banana bread toasted to perfection with a light coating of maple syrup, served with fresh strawberries and tangy pineapple at this Symons Valley Ranch Market shop.
(14555 Symons Valley Rd., 403-714-0305, thespicyjamakin.weebly.com)
Vendome Caf Bacon Breakfast Panini, $8
Scrambled eggs and smoked bacon grilled just until the cheddar melts. Half-order ($5) with a coffee is the perfect combination.
(940 2 Ave. N.W., 403-453-1140, vendomecafe.com)