13 Best Classic Breakfasts

Eggs, toast, sausage or bacon … you know the drill.

1886 Buffalo Caf

Order this: Eggs any style for $9.75. Add bacon, ham or sausage $5.25.

The definition of a classic, this breakfast comes with homestyle hash browns grilled in plenty of butter.

187 Barclay Parade S.W., 403-269-9255, 1886buffalocafe.ca


The Beltliner

Order this: Classic 2x2x2 for $9.30. Add hash browns $4.

The cured pork belly bacon is sliced thick for this classic breakfast, pairing perfectly with a hot cup of Fratello coffee. The side of hash browns is well worth the added cost.

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


Blackfoot Truckstop Diner

Order this: Two eggs, toast and hashbrowns for $6.20. Add bacon $4.10.

This is the epitome of the classic breakfast, and, best of all, it’s available 24 hours. Nestle into the eclectic room and order up a breakfast that is guaranteed to hit the spot.

1840 9 Ave. S.E., 403-265-5964, blackfootdiner.ca 


Blue Star Diner

Order this: Two eggs any style for $10. Add bacon or sausage $4.50.

With free-range chicken eggs and naturally cured, thick-cut bacon from an Alberta Hutterite colony, this breakfast is both local and delicious.

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


Diner Deluxe

Photograph by jared Sych

Order this: Classic breakfast for $10. Add bacon or sausage $3.

This distinctive breakfast offers up rosemary-infused hash browns, free-run eggs with deep, orange yolks and toast made with bread from a house recipe.

804 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-276-5499; 104, 350 Aspen Glen Landing S.W., 403-457-3000, dinerdeluxe.com


Eggs & More Family Restaurant

Order this: Eggs plus for $9.95.

This family-run restaurant serves the perfect homemade breakfast. With fresh potatoes for the homestyle hash browns and a choice of pancakes, perogies, toast or hand-cut fruit, it’s the perfect choice for the family.

5441 Falsbridge Dr. N.E., 403-280-9488, eggsandmore.ca


Galaxie Diner

Order this: Traditional breakfast for $9. Add bacon, sausage or ham $3.75.

It’s hard to leave hungry after a breakfast at Galaxie. With a choice of adding a third egg with no added price, bottomless hash browns and bottomless toast, it’s well worth waiting in line.

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


Grumans Catering and Delicatessen

Order this: Breakfast special for $10.

Grumans will substitute latkes with sour cream and chives in place of hash browns, for a Jewish twist on a Canadian classic.

230 11 Ave. S.E., 403-261-9003, grumans.ca, @grumansdeli


Holy Grill

Order this: Wakey Wakey for $12.50.

With fresh potatoes and bacon or Italian sausage grilled before your eyes, this downtown destination is perfect for a hearty start to the day.

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


John’s Breakfast & Lunch

Order this: Two eggs for $8.

Coming in with the best price-point, John’s classic brekkie will not leave you disappointed. The famous, cubed hash browns are made with a secret recipe that will keep you guessing.

2614 4 St. N.W., 403-277-0255


Newcastle Pub

Order this: English breakfast for $9.

For the late-risers (with a bit of a headache) this is just what the doctor ordered. The hash browns, served with sour cream and scallions, come with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms for vitamin-parched bodies.

2703 17 Ave. S.W., 403-240-2111, newcastlepub.ca


OEB Breakfast Co.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Order this: Two farm fresh hen egg breakfast for $9.80.

Bringing in eggs from its own Manitoba egg farm and bacon sourced from Paolini’s Sausage & Meats, the emphasis on quality ingredients shines through.

824 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-278-3447, eatoeb.com@oeb_breakfast


Red’s Diner and Red’s in Ramsay

Order this: Red’s original for $12.50.

The buttery crisp hash browns are sure to keep you coming back. Same goes for the thick-sliced bacon, farm-fresh eggs and toasted fresh bread.

Red’s Diner, 1415 4 St. S.W., 403-266-3448; Red’s In Ramsay, 1101 8 St. S.E., 587-353-1188, redsdiner.com@redsdiner


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