Located in Kingsland, Egg & Spoon offers something for everyone (including younger guests, thanks to its Little Spoons menu for children). Executive chef Jason Moore and his team will help start your day off right with hearty dishes that include zesty lemon thyme buttermilk waffles, breakfast huevos nachos and the Ultimate Breakfast Club Sandwich. One of the restaurant’s signature items is its gourmet deviled eggs, which come with your choice of toppings like chives, candied jalapeño, house-made chorizo or even caviar. There are also several gluten-free options between the breakfast and lunch menus.
7729 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-300-3347, eggandspoon.ca
Breakfast and brunch fans may recognize this Airdrie diner, which recently opened a second location in the former space of Kane’s Harley Diner in Inglewood. The new location has you covered throughout the day, whether you’re craving pancakes and a Denver sandwich for breakfast or a smoked chicken sando for dinner. Spice up your meal with a cocktail (there are four types of Caesars) or a classic ice cream float. Before you leave, don’t forget to add a jar of the diner’s house made jam to your order to enjoy at home.
1209 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-5174, jamsdiner.ca
The team behind Monogram Coffee has opened a new restaurant and café called Primary Colours, which is located right beside Monogram’s Britannia coffee shop location. Chef Matthias Fong, who you may remember from his time at River Café and Deane House, is behind the menu here. The morning brunch menu provides options like a shrimp tamago omelette or French toast with a mushroom and brie filling. For dinner, you can dine on plates of ginger beets, smoked arctic char or lamb roast. There’s also a small selection of toasts and sandwiches at the counter that you can get to go or enjoy at the café throughout the day.
802 49 Ave. S.W., primarycolours.cafe
There’s a new spot for breakfast and brunch in downtown Calgary. Inside Ranchi Cafe + Bistro’s bright and open dining room, guests can enjoy a wide range of savoury and sweet dishes including a fried chicken apple compote waffle, lobster eggs Benedict, strawberry banana French toast, omelettes, sandwiches and more. If you’re having a busy day and can’t stay, chef Sandy and his team also offer a small grab-and-go menu of sandwiches.
475 8 St. S.W., 403-714-3800, ranchicafe.com
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