Best Breakfast Sandwiches

A truly exemplary breakfast sandwich should be loaded with classic flavours of eggs, cheese and bacon condensed into a neat little package. Here are five variations that won’t disappoint.

YYC Ploughman with scrambled egg, American cheddar, pickled red onion and butcher’s aioli ona brioche bun.
YYC Ploughman with scrambled egg, American cheddar, pickled red onion and butcher's aioli ona brioche bun. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Blue Star Diner

Bridgeland Breakfast Sammy

Two local eggs, bacon, basil, Sylvan Star Gruyre, Gull Valley tomatoes and a healthy spread of pesto mayo. It’s a flavour explosion of delicious proportions.

Blue Star Diner, 809 1 Ave. N.E., 403-261-9998,, @bluestar_yyc


Butcher and the Baker

YYC Ploughman

This little brioche bun of goodness filled with scrambled eggs, pickled onions, cheddar and aioli is available all day for anyone out there who’s a breakfast-for-lunch person.

Butcher and the Baker, 181, 250 6 Ave. S.W., 403-265-7765,, @butcherbakeryyc


Galaxie Diner

Calgary Sandwich

Brave the cold weather and lineups outside of this popular Beltline diner for our city’s only namesake sandwich that is filled to the brim with a myriad of ingredients from eggs, sausage and peppers to bacon, green onions, cheese and tomatoes.

Galaxie Diner, 1413 11 St. S.W., 403-228-0001,, @galaxiediner


Holy Grill

Sausage Nicmuffin

You can’t go wrong with an on-the-go friendly breakfast dish from this hopping eatery. A fried egg, Italian sausage, tomato and cheddar cheese come together for a perfect pre-work bite at Holy Grill.

Holy Grill, 827 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-9759,, @holygrill 


Local on 8th

Fried Egg Sandwich

Sometimes all you crave is a calorie-rich breakfast to cure what ails you. This sandwich will do just that, with eggs, cheddar, tomatoes and crispy bacon stacked between sourdough slices and grilled to perfection. Pairs perfectly with a cowboy boot El Caesar.

Local on 8th, 310 8 Ave. S.W., 403-264-7808,, @localon8thave


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