8 Brunch Spots with Great Patios

Make the most of the Calgary summer by dining al fresco from late morning to mid afternoon

The newly renovated Earls Tin Palace in Mission offers a great patio to enjoy your brunch on.

Broken City

The upstairs at this popular pub in the Beltline is a great spot to enjoy some morning eats outside. Broken City breaks the standard pub-brunch mold serving up dishes like coconut and Cornflake-crusted French toast.

(613 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-9976, brokencity.ca, @thebrokencity)

Container Bar

Though the brunch menu here is essentially the same as in its cojoined restaurant, Brasserie Kensington, Container Bar is all about the fun, outside experience. Besides, food is a little more exciting when it’s served on a table that’s been constructed out of pallets, right?

(1131 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-457-4148, @container_bar)

Earls Tin Palace

After massive renovations, this Earls in Mission is looking slicker than ever and the big, two-part patio is no exception. Families, couples or a big group of friends … whoever you’re dining with, this eatery will have a seat for you.

(2401 4 St. S.W., 403-228-4141, earls.ca, @earlstincalgary)

Los Chilitos

Get a plate of the huevos rancheros and a slushy margarita while the sun beams down on what is one of 17th Avenue’s most overlooked patios. There’s hardly ever a wait here either, which is nice.

(1309 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-5528, loschilitos.ca)

National Westhills

It’s outside of the downtown core, but this National location is great for people that want a comfortable gastropub experience in a space that is still kid-friendly. Kids or no kids, you can never go wrong with sunshine and microbrew beers.

(180 Stewart Green S.W., 403-685-6801, ntnl.ca, @ntnlwesthills)

River Caf

Dining outside doesn’t get much nicer than a table on the patio here in the heart of Prince’s Island Park. Since it’s adjacent to one of the main paths in the park, it’s a great spot for people watching too.

(25 Prince’s Island Park S.W., 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com, @rivercafeyyc)

Vendome Cafe

People often forget that this little cafe (owned by the Teatro Group) in Sunnyside offers up a quality brunch. Whether you choose a breakfast panini, Benny or the signature salted caramel French toast, make sure to enjoy your meal on the quaint patio.

(940 2 Ave. N.W., 403-453-1140, vendomecafe.com, @vendomecafe)


Friday nights might be perfect for having a few drinks on the restaurant’s lower level, but weekend morning brunch should be all about the sun on the south-facing patio. Order the wild mushroom Benny – it’s always a winner.

(2437 4 St. S.W., 403-245-2345, wurst.ca, @wurstcalgary)

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