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Everyone loves a good brunch. If you’ve been hankering for a tasty dining experience that’s not quite breakfast and not quite lunch, here are our top recommendations:
Branches Fresh Food Experience
Indulge your taste buds (and your green thumb) at Branches Fresh Food Experience. Located in Sherwood Park’s beloved Greenland Garden Centre, patrons of this ultra-green café can enjoy a variety of artfully crafted (locally sourced) dishes in a beautiful greenhouse setting.
Where: 23108 Highway 16, Sherwood Park
When: Weekends, 9am – 2pm
OEB Breakfast Co.
Featuring two fantastic Edmonton locations, this Canadian chain is a brunch lover’s dream. Stick with OEB Breakfast staples such as the Classic Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, etc.) or more adventurous by selecting one of their Canadian-inspired signature items, including Canadian Lobster and Shrimp Crepes or Confit de Canard Poutine.
Downtown Location: 10174 100A Street, Edmonton
When: 7 days a week, 8am – 2:45 pm
Westmount Location: #56 10240 124 Street, Edmonton
When: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm, Weekends and Holidays, 8:00 am – 2:45 pm
Rebel Food and Drink
The staff at Rebel Food and Drink believe the best meals begin with the finest of fresh ingredients and, of course, their brunch menu is no exception. Weekends and holidays, you’ll have your pick of savoury eggs benedict (five different kinds!), hot-off-the-iron waffles, smoothies, scramblers, freshly squeezed orange juice (or mimosa if you prefer) and a whole lot more.
Where: 9112 142 Street, Edmonton
When: Weekends and Holidays, 10am – 2pm
Authentic southern BBQ in Old Strathcona. MEAT is a locally owned and operated smokehouse known for its brisket, beer, bourbon and, of course, brunch. From their savoury Beef Brisket Eggs Benedict to their spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich, visitors can enjoy all things meaty and delicious. Herbivore? No problem! MEAT’S Pumpkin Spice Waffles or Veggie Hash are sure to hit the spot.
Where: 8216 104 Street, Edmonton
When: Weekends, 11am – 2pm
Under the High Wheel
Serving old-world comfort food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Under the High Wheel uses sustainable ingredients from local farms, producers and businesses. For this reason, there’s always something new and exciting on the menu, which changes according to seasonal availability.
Note: Don’t forget to stop in in time for Brunch Happy Hour, 11am – 12pm!
Where: 8135 102 Street, Edmonton
When: 7 days a week, 9am – 3pm
New York Bagel Café
One of Edmonton’s ultimate hidden gems. The New York Bagel Café is located just north of Whyte Ave in Old Strathcona. Specializing in breakfast and lunch only, the café is known for its array of mouthwatering Bagel Platters – with topping choices including everything from beluga caviar and goose breast to standard cream cheese and grilled apples.
Where: 8430 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
When: 7 days a week, 9am – 4pm
Short for “Drunken Ox, Sober Cat,” the DOSC is renowned for its succulent steak dinner menu and indulgent brunch items. In addition to a broad selection of artisanally crafted coffees, menu items include Salmon Benny, Truffle Soft Scrammy and Chicken and Cruffles. For those searching for something a little more basic, we recommend DOSC’s Oatmeal Bowl or classic French Toast, served with cinnamon toast gelato and raspberry coulis.
Where: 10190 104 Street, Edmonton
When: 7 days a week, 11am – 3pm
The Tiramisu Bistro puts a modern spin on traditional Italian fare, focusing on fresh ingredients and sustainable wines from small vineyards. Winner of the 2019 Open Table Diner’s Choice Award and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, it’s no wonder the bistro’s unique menu continues to impress brunch seekers again and again.
Where: 10750-124 Street, Edmonton
When: Weekdays, 9am – 1pm, Weekends, 9am – 4pm
Nothing says “breakfast” like a good ‘ol slice of toast. But not just any toast. Toast Culture offers a delectable deluge of “toast bar” treats such as Pink Pepper and Goat Cheese, Ahi Tuna Poke and Espresso and Chocolate Cream Cheese. Other menu favourites include the Kitchen Breakfast Bowl, Buttermilk Waffles and the ever-tasty Free Run Egg Sandwich.
Where: 11965 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
When: Toast Bar, Saturday to Wednesday, 9am – 3pm, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 7pm (Brunch menu items served daily until 4pm)
Central Social Hall
Central Social Hall has two convenient locations: downtown Edmonton and St. Albert. And, best of all, brunch is available all day, every day through either the regular menu (Monday – Friday) or the specialty weekend brunch menu, exclusively reserved for Saturdays and Sundays (oh, and did we mention the selection of expertly crafted brunch cocktails?).
Downtown Location: 10909 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
When: Weekdays, 11:30am – 12am, Saturday, 10am – 1am, Sundays, 10am – 12am
St. Albert Location: #280, 525 St Albert Trail, St. Albert
When: Weekdays, 11:30am – 12am, Weekends, 10am – 2am
* All- Day brunch (select menu items) , Weekends and Holidays (specialty brunch menu), 10am – 3pm
The self-proclaimed “vegan and vegetarian watering hole,” Café Mosaic is known for its rock music, local art and plant-based fare. Extremely unique in its approach to vegetarian cuisine, menu items include an infusion of both Vietnamese and American dishes, as well as plant-based beer, wine and spirits. The Against All Grain Benny and Cinnamon Apple Pancakes are just a “taste” of their all-day, everyday breakfast menu items.
Where: 10844 82 Avenue, Edmonton
When: Monday to Thursday, 12pm – 9pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm
The Sugar Bowl
An Edmonton staple, The Sugar Bowl has been serving up flavoursome food in a unique atmosphere since 1943 – where it has evolved from a burger joint (1940s and 50s) to coffee house (60s and 70s) and, finally, into the beloved full-service bistro we know today. Popular dine-in selections include chicken and waffles, fresh cinnamon buns and much more – not to mention a vast range of craft beers and ciders.
Where: 10922 – 88th Avenue, Edmonton
When: 7 days a week, 9am – 3pm
Juniper Café and Bistro
A simple menu for those who like to keep things simple. The Juniper Café prepares fresh, seasonal and homemade breakfast items ranging from organic coffee and signature Handheld Bennies to bakery-fresh scones with Lavender Honey Butter. The café also offers an array of additional bakery treats such as Fresh Sour Dough Loaf, Juniper Cookies and cupcakes.
Where: 9514 87 Street, Edmonton
When: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am – 4pm, Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Situated in the heart of Edmonton’s French Quarter, Café Bicyclette offers hungry brunch-goers a taste of authentically French cuisine. Favoured menu items include Œuf Bénédicte sur Croissant (eggs benedict served on a croissant), quiche, crêpes, omelettes and (Voila!) Brunch Poutine. Bon Appétit!
Where: 8627 91 Street, Edmonton
When: Saturday, 10am – 3pm, Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Old Country Inn (aka Barb and Ernie’s)
Old Country Inn (still affectionately referred to by its former name, Barb and Ernie’s) is nothing short of an Edmonton classic. Voted one of the city’s best brunch spots by Explore Edmonton, the Inn has been made famous by its eggs benedict (featuring real white wine hollandaise sauce), German bratwurst, pork schnitzel and oversized hotcakes.
Where: 9906 72 Ave, Edmonton
When: Tuesday to Friday, 7am – 2pm, Weekends, 8am – 2pm
Fresh. Local. Real. The Urban Diner prides itself on serving the very best in fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Menu favourites include staple breakfast comforts such as fried egg sandwiches and French toast to Urban-only exclusives like Dutch Poffertjes and Veggie Frittata.
Where: 12427 102 Avenue, Edmonton
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Little Brick Café
The Little Brick Café is a quaint café located in Edmonton’s historic Riverdale neighbourhood. This one-of-a-kind café and general store was once the home of J.B. Little, owner and operator of Edmonton’s first brickyard. Built in 1903, the structure now serves as one of the city’s trendiest breakfast and brunch destinations.
Where: 10004 90th Street, Edmonton
When: 7 days a week, 8am – 4pm
Yet another must-try on the Edmonton brunch scene, the Highlevel Diner’s breakfast menu consists of a scrumptious Breakfast Sammie, Classic Benedict, a choice of omelettes and freshly baked breakfast breads (to name a few). And don’t forget to take home a slice of handmade tourtière or bottle of River Valley Monster Hot Sauce!
Where: 10912 88 Ave, Edmonton
When: Tuesdays – Sundays, 8am – 1pm
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