6 Brunch Dishes That Are Slightly Different

Foie gras, apple pie waffles and sundaes are on the menu.


Weekends are for brunching! Technically weekdays can be too, so whatever day of the week you find yourself craving some mid-morning fare, try one of these six eateries for some interesting fare.

The Beltliner Chicken-fried Steak and Eggs

The largest of appetites will meet its match with this big plate of food at The Beltliner. A generous cut of Bryant Lake wagyu beef comes golden and crispy (and medium-rare) with fried eggs, sauteed kale, mashed potatoes, white gravy and hot sauce.

243 12 Ave. S.W., 587-955-1555, thebeltliner.com, @thebeltliner

Bow Valley Ranche Toasty Mushrooms with Foie Gras

You know what you don’t see on a brunch menu very often? Foie gras. Head down to Fish Creek Park and into the Bow Valley Ranche on the weekend for a plate of buttery wild mushrooms topped with poached eggs, foie, grana padano cheese with a few spoonfuls of veal jus to bring everything together.

15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310, bvrrestaurant.com, @rancheyyc

Bro’Kin Yolk Baked Apple Pie Waffles

Dessert for breakfast is a nice treat every once and awhile. As such, this waffle-meets-apple pie creation at Bro’Kin Yolk in the Northwest is perfectly appealing to your sweet tooth, especially when it’s topped with pie crumble, candied pecans and chantilly cream.

brokinyolk.ca, @brokinyolk

The Daily Breakfast Tempura

Definitely an interesting take on breakfast, Calgary’s newest brunch spot serves up tempura-battered bacon and avocado slices with warm egg yolk to dip them into. It may not be the healthiest start to your day, but it sure tastes good!

1126 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-283-9400, dailyyyc.com, @dailyyyc

Monki Bistro Morning Sundae

Admittedly, almost everything on the menu here is delicious, but if you are looking for a lighter bite in the morning then this inspired take on a yogurt parfait is meant for you. Honey and lavender-infused yogurt is layered up with coconut granola and big chunks of fresh fruit like summer berries and apple. It’s filling and makes for a pretty nice Instagram shot too!

1301 10 Ave. S.W., 587-352-7131, @monkibistro

Yellow Door Bistro Maple-glazed Pork Belly Hash

The classic breakfast hash gets a little upgrade here at Hotel Arts. Sweet and rich pork belly is paired up with hashbrowns, poached eggs, pickled shallots, cabbage and a smoky, spicy gochujang hollandaise. Though their beautiful breakfast buffet looks tempting any day of the week, you’ll have to stick to the a la carte menu to enjoy this one.

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9585, yellowdooryyc.com, @yellowdooryyc

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