We, as Calgarians, can never seem to satisfy our appetites for brunch. Whether it’s a diner, cafe or a popular 17th Avenue restaurant, there’s always somewhere to get some breakfast satisfaction. Here are seven places dishing out brunch that you may or may not have heard of already.
Cilantro’s sister establishment serves up a solid weekend brunch with offerings like Hangover Pasta or the sweet crme brle French toast drizzled with B.C. cherry syrup and a big dollop of whipped cream. (340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-3667)
This family-friendly diner in Mission has a French-inspired menu that includes confit bacon and egg kale salad and a decadent take on flapjacks served with maple glazed apples and foie gras torchon. (2005 4 St. S.W., 403-474-3867)
Known for its elegant evening dining experiences, this small restaurant in The Kensington Riverside Inn also boasts an affordable and equally delicious brunch. Try the Pain Perdu made with brioche and rhubarb-strawberry compote or the chef’s elevated take on the classic Croque Madame. (1126 Memorial Dr. N.W., 403-228-4442)
deVille Cafe and Wine Bar
Always a go-to for a quality latte, deVille’s location in Bridgeland adds a more refined level of service than its downtown locations with a great brunch menu including a Nutella- and chocolate-stuffed French toast, amoung other delicious things. (825 1 St. N.E., 403-460-0350)
Laurier keeps things simple with a short menu of dishes like eggs Benedicts and croissant breakfast sandwiches. The real winner here, though, is the often forgotten about patio, on which you can usually snag a seat on when other spots in the area are jampacked. (1111 7 St. S.W., 403-228-3771, laurierlounge.com, @LaurierLounge)
The small weekend brunch menu here features dishes like a chorizo and potato hash and olive oil pancakes with dulce de leche, but get the most out of your morning experience by trying The Brunch Table, the chef’s selection of brunch-style tapas at $21 per person. (528 17 Ave. S.W., 403-457-1432, oxandangela.com)