10 Eggs Benedicts to Start Your Day

Weekend mornings are meant for brunching and it’s hard to not go for a delicious benedict when you spot one on the menu. Here are 10 great variations of the classic brunch dish you can find around town. 80th & Ivy Eggs Benny Seventeenth Avenue’s newest restaurant serves up its…

Weekend mornings are meant for brunching and it’s hard to not go for a delicious benedict when you spot one on the menu. Here are 10 great variations of the classic brunch dish you can find around town.

80th & Ivy Eggs Benny

Seventeenth Avenue’s newest restaurant serves up its version of the breakfast favourite with Broek Pork Acres ham and herbed hollandaise on a toasted croissant. Served with potato hash. Also available in a vegetarian version using thick slices of Hotchkiss heirloom tomatoes. (1127 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-6907)

AKA Winebar Pork Belly Eggs Benedict

AKA swaps the standard English muffins for warm brioche bread and, really now, anything involving a thick slice of pork belly is always delicious. (709 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-984-7534)

Beer Revolution Short Rib Eggs Benny

This Beltline beer hall proves it’s more than just great pizza and craft beer by serving up a great version of eggs benny. A generous portion of sweet, slow-cooked short ribs and two eggs are covered in home-made hollandaise and served with roast potatoes. (1080 8 St. S.W., 403-264-2739, beerrevolution.ca, @RevolutionYYC)

Bistro 2210 Pulled Pork Benedict

Here, the pulled pork is a nice twist on the classic brunch dish, but the real standout on the plate is the rich hoisin barbecue sauce drizzled over the warm hollandaise. (2210 4 St. S.W., 403-228-4528)

Belmont Diner Eggs Benedict

There’s always beauty in simplicity. Cure your brunch cravings in Marda Loop with Belmont’s benny. Served with grilled ham on a flaky croissant. (2008 33 Ave. S.W., 403-242-6782, belmontdiner.ca)

Dairy Lane Caf Eggs Benedict

The caf offers a few options when it comes to an eggs benedict, but go for the smoked salmon and pickled asparagus variation. Served with red potato hashbrowns, you’ll leave happily full. The dish can be made with gluten-free buns for an extra $2. (319 19 St. N.W., 403-283-2497, dairylanecafe.ca)

OEB Breakfast Co. Arty-choked Preserva

Italian-inspired benedict anyone? Grilled artichokes, eggplant, roasted peppers and eggs are served on toasted rye and topped with fresh dill and pine nuts. (824 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-278-3447, eatoeb.com, @OEB_breakfast)

River Cafe Eggs Benedict

Soak up the sun on one of the city’s most romantic patios while enjoying this dish. Poached eggs sit atop your choice of elk bacon or Hotchkiss heirloom tomatoes, topped with brown butter hollandaise. (25 Prince’s Island Park S.W., 403-261-7670)

Wildernest Dream Caf Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

This little breakfast hotspot in Inglewood serves up its bennys on latkes (potato pancakes) with buttery hollandaise, a colourful root vegetable hash and an array of fresh fruit on the side. (1309 9 Ave. S.W., 403-265-3663)

Wurst Brown Butter Wild Mushroom Benedict

Wurst’s elegant vegetarian variation takes cheese and herb biscuits, tops them with leeks, sauted spinach, mushrooms and poached eggs. Finished with hollandaise sauce and served with a fresh mixed greens salad. (2437 4 St. S.W., 403-245-2345, wurst.ca, @WURSTcalgary)

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