This unassuming hotel on Macleod Trail serves breakfast that’s anything but average, thanks to the excellent in-house kosher bakery. The cinnamon challah French toast with a vanilla-scented apple and raisin compote is a standout, and on the savoury side, there’s bacon or grilled Italian sausage with peppers, onions and scrambled eggs.
If you haven’t been to Hotel Arts for breakfast yet, you are missing out. The morning buffet is just as lavish and fulfilling on a Monday as it is on a bustling Saturday. You’ll find items like mushroom grits and poached eggs, feature pancakes or house-made granola yogurt parfaits with compressed fruit served in brightly coloured Le Creuset cassolettes.
Although this restaurant has won numerous accolades since it opened seven years ago, its chef-driven breakfast (and weekend brunch) remains a well-kept secret in Calgary. You’ll find elevated takes on regular morning suspects, like house-cured B.C. salmon, both smoked and candied, on a bagel with shaved red onion, capers and wasabi cream cheese.
When the downtown Marriott received a hefty facelift last year, the changes brought with it a new contemporary restaurant that impresses from breakfast all the way through to evening. The daily breakfast buffet is full of fresh goodness like house-cured meats, pastries, made-to-order omelettes and lots more.