Earlier this year, Australian millionaire Tim Gurner made headlines when he said that $19 avocado toast purchases are the reason that millennials don’t have enough savings to buy a house of their own.
Needless to say, we don’t think this is the reason. We also feel that this puts one of our favourite breakfast and brunch staples in an unflattering and expensive light that simply isn’t fair.
So for those of you who have obviously given up on ever purchasing a house, here are 16 places you can get avocado toast in Calgary. All of them are less than $19.
Ace Coffee + Diner
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Located in West Springs, the avocado toast at Ace Coffee & Diner ($11.75) features toasted sourdough baguette topped with smashed avocado, a poached egg, oven-dried tomatoes, sea salt and balsamic artisan greens.
125, 20 Westpark Link S.W., 403-475-1788, acediner.ca
If you’re tired of the usual avocado toast toppings, Bridgette Bar offers something a bit different. Its toast comes with avocado, zucchini and curried sunflower on top of sourdough bread ($11).
739 10 Ave. S.W., 403-700-0191, bridgettebar.com
The Bro’Kin Yolk
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This popular breakfast and brunch spot, which is opening a second location in Mahogany soon, offers an open face avocado sandwich ($14).
130, 12580 Symons Valley Rd. N.W., 587-317-5743, brokinyolk.ca
Make weekend brunch plans to try the avocado toast ($14) at Charbar in East Village. Diners can add some bacon for an extra $4.
618 Confluence Way S.E., 403-452-3115, charbar.ca
Dairy Lane Cafe
This is not your average avocado toast. Once you’ve ordered your Swiss light rye bread topped with avocado, sauteed kale, caramelized onions and grilled zucchini ($15), you can also add a meaty topping like beef brisket, bacon, chicken sausage, fried porchetta or bacon for an extra $3. That’s not all though — the dish also comes with poached eggs, hollandaise and hash browns.
319 19 St. N.W., 403-283-2497, dairylanecafe.ca
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Earls’ avocado super toast ($11.50) is available at Earls Bankers Hall, Earls Barlow Trail, Earls Tin Palace, Earls Dalhousie, Earls Shepard Flats and Earls Willow Park. It’s technically on the menu as a sharing dish, but let’s be real — we all know you’re not going to share.
Various locations, earls.ca
At Jusu Bar, you can get all-organic avocado toast to go with your cold-pressed juice. The juice bar uses gluten-free toast and adds avocado, vegan almond parmesan cheese and purple cabbage sprouts.
Various locations, jusubar.com
The only thing better than a cup of Monogram coffee is a cup of Monogram coffee with a piece of avocado toast.
420 2 St. S.W., 403-975-2203 and 4814 16 St. S.W., 587-893-0444, monogramcoffee.com
Native Tongues Taqueria
There’s a lot more to Native Tongues Taqueria than just tacos (though we love those too). On the weekend brunch menu, they put avocado, a fried egg, guacamole, radish and cilantro on top of grilled sourdough bread from Sidewalk Citizen Bakery ($14).
235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca
A sister cafe to Our Daily Brett, Altadore’s Neighbour tops its avocado toast with a poached egg, avocado, chili flakes and maldon ($6). Try pairing it with the turmeric coconut latte.
4038 16 St. S.W., nhbrcoffee.com
Our Daily Brett
The avocado toast at Our Daily Brett ($6) is available at breakfast and lunchtime. It already comes with sourdough bread, avocado, feta, pomegranate molasses, radish and sumac, but you can also add a fried duck egg for an extra $2.
2509 14 St. s.W., 403-457-0422, ourdailybrett.com
Phil & Sebastian
You can get your hands on Phil & Sebastian’s Avocado Toast Deluxe at all of its locations except the one in the Simmons Building. Topped with avocado, diced tomatoes, arugula and lemon tahini vinaigrette, this toast is the perfect accompaniment to your coffee.
Various locations, philsebastian.com
Seed N Salt
At Seed N Salt, you can choose from not one, not two, but three different kinds of avocado toast ($6.50 to $7). Go for a more classic option topped with avocado, tomatoes, pea shoots and crushed red pepper, or opt for one that features avocado, strawberries and pomegranate seeds.
2008 4 St. S.W., 403-460-9904, seednsalt.com
Avocado toast doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious. Settle in at this Sunnyside cafe to enjoy some smashed avocado and olive oil on toast ($8).
940 2 Ave. N.W., 403-453-1140, vendomecafe.com
Thanks to Vitality Tap, getting your avocado fix in downtown Calgary is no problem. Along with avocado, black truffle rock salt, lime juice and chilli flakes, the toast features local ingredients like sprouts from Micro YYC and sourdough bread from Alforno Bakery & Cafe.
420 2 St. S.W., 587-475-8775, vitalitytap.com
Wise & Wright
At Wise & Wright, you can choose from four different kinds of “built up toasts.” But let’s not kid ourselves — you’re going for the crushed avocado toast ($6), which features avocado, white bean hummus, cherry and roma tomatoes, arugula and olive oil.
163, 317 7 Ave. S.W., wiseandwright.com