It’s the early bird that gets the best seat in the house at this piece of local history smack dab in the heart of Eau Claire. Homestyle breakfasts are fresh and filling – 1886 Buffalo wasn’t voted best NHL city breakfast by the players for nothing – with plenty of egg dishes and side orders to customize your start to the day.
187 Barclay Parade S.W., 403-269-9255, 1886buffalocafe.ca
Mornings that require a gentle transition into the day ought to begin at this soul-warming spot just south of downtown. Reach for soothing oatmeal or fresh-out-of-the-oven muffins and scones. Fuelling up with one of the breakfast paninis isn’t a bad idea either, especially when paired with one of the city’s best chai lattes.
Well-suited downtown types are known to frequent this Stephen Avenue spot, which serves delectable breakfast entres like wild B.C. mushrooms and poached eggs on toast, along with Phil & Sebastian coffee. Cucina also has tables spacious enough for laying out meeting notes.
Surrounded by hipsters who don’t give a fig about your business, it’s unlikely you’ll run into your competitor at the next table. Impress out-of-town guests at this authentic, old-school diner, where cooks grill and plate in an open kitchen and patrons chow down at vintage padded wooden booths.