Start your day with the best brunch and breakfast in Calgary serving up everything from classic eggs and bacon to Vietnamese crepes, reverse French toast, and Japanese milk bread doughnut bites with matcha icing sugar. Pair it all with a locally roasted cup of coffee or a breakfast mimosa and you’ve got some of the best brunch and breakfast spots in Calgary.
Best Brunch & Breakfast Spots in Calgary
Best Brunch & Breakfast Spots in Calgary
Brunch & Breakfast Downtown Calgary
Named after a Calgary streetcar that ran down 12th Avenue SW in the early part of the last century, The Beltliner is a modern take on a classic diner. Slide into a cozy booth with friends and family and try the Beltliner benedict, diner classics like brown butter waffles and tater tot poutine or keep it healthy with house-made granola and yogurt. You can even grab a coffee to-go from the Coffeeland counter, serving the signature Route #5 Beltliner blend from Fratello coffee.
Location: 243 12 Ave SW
Tucked inside the boutique ALT Hotel Calgary East Village, CHIX Eggshop hatched from the culinary minds of John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, restauranteurs behind the celebrated Charcut Roast House and Charbar. Fried chicken makes this classic diner menu pop along with signature breakfast sandwiches and an all-day drinking menu. Try the CLASSIC CHIX breakfast plate, country style benedict, or the chicken and waffles, drizzled with maple syrup and hot butter sauce.
Location: 624 6 Ave SE
Whiskey bar One18 Empire transforms into the ultimate weekend brunch locale inside the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes, espresso rubbed Alberta brisket bennies, or Chef Sean's perfect sandwich, a roasted ham and cheese croissant sandwich with maple Dijon syrup, gruyere cheese, and a fried egg. Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Location: 820 Centre St S
Native Tongues Taqueria
Start breakfast or brunch at Native Tongues Taqueria with house made chips and guacamole, try the brunch tostadas, breakfast tacos, and Mexican omelette, or be adventurous and go for the chicken and donuts, with buttermilk fried chicken, gravy, avocado, and glazed donuts. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Native Tongues Taqueria does not take reservations but you can join the online waitlist or even order some Mexican dishes for take-out or delivery.
Location: 235 12 Ave SW
Locals love Donna Mac for its comfort food, sharing plates, and delicious cocktails. It’s also known as the perfect spot for a weekend brunch with friends. Make a reservation and try the Vietnamese crepes, gouda and porcini crullers, and sesame milk iced coffee. Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Location: 1002 9 St SW
Galaxie Diner has become a neighbourhood staple since serving its first eggs and bacon back in 1996. Be prepared for lineups out the front door and enjoy a coffee with other breakfast fans while you wait. It’s worth the wait! Cooks grill your breakfast from the open kitchen, serving up the legendary breakfast burrito, Cody scramble, and Galaxie French toast, made with sourdough bread, grilled banana, and toasted coconut. Every dish is made with real butter, pure maple syrup, and served with bottomless hashbrowns and endless toast.
Location: 1413 11 St SW
Pat & Betty
Owners Mike Pigot and James Martin affectionately named their Victoria Park dinette and bar after their mom’s, Pat & Betty. The space is intimate, European, and rich in family legacy. While the restaurant serves dinner throughout the week, their brunch is reserved for Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Brunch staples are given a refined touch resulting in indulgent dishes like Foie Gras French Toast and Caviar “Soft Scramble” Eggs.
Location: 1217 1 St SW
Yellow Door Bistro
Yellow Door Bistro is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or a long weekend with family and friends. Order from the a la carte brunch menu for a traditional breakfast plate, seasonally inspired pancakes, Japanese fried rice bowl, or the giant stuffed cinnamon raisin French toast. You can even choose your mimosa flavour, spike your coffee, or mix up a beermosa for a morning treat. Brunch is served each Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holiday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with their legendary weekend brunch buffet served each Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: 119 12 Ave SW
OEB Breakfast Co.
Brunch goes from farm to table with OEB Breakfast Co., a classic diner focused on free-run eggs and responsibly sourced Canadian meats. Order farm fresh classic breakfasts plates, unique breakfast poutines, or mouthwatering eggs benedict combinations, like the Holy Crab! or Truffled Squash, served on a butter croissant, with brown butter hollandaise, and duck fat fried herb potatoes on the side. OEB Breakfast Co. also has locations in Bridgeland, Mission, and the University District.
Location: 222 5 Ave SW #110
Brunch & Breakfast in Bridgeland & Kensington
Located in the historic Vendome Block at the crossroads of the neighbourhoods of Kensington and Sunnyside, Vendome is more than just a coffee shop. Whether you’re a fresh brewed coffee kind of person or an americano with coconut milk, hazelnut syrup, and an extra shot of espresso person, the Vendome baristas are always ready with the hot drinks. Treat yourself to avocado toast and breakfast hash bowls on the sunny patio or mushroom bechamel toast and double smoked bacon stuffed French toast in the chic interior. (It just might be the best French toast in Calgary).
Location: 940 2 Ave NW
Blue Star Diner
Fresh local ingredients make the breakfast classics and vegan dishes at Blue Star Diner taste that much better. The classic breakfast menu includes everything from huevos rancheros and buttermilk pancakes to a breakfast grilled cheese and the vegetarian jackfruit carnitas hash bowl, with cherry tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, mixed mushrooms, pulled jackfruit, and roasted sweet potatoes, topped with avocado cream. This is the spot if you are looking for a vegan brunch or gluten free breakfast in Calgary.
Location: 809 1 Ave NE
Queens Breakfast Cocktails
Just north of Bridgeland, Queens Breakfast Cocktails is an unassuming restaurant in a strip mall with a distinctly European flair. (Look for the series of royal portraits lining the walls). The menu includes all the traditional classics, with Belgian waffles, double smoked bacon, and French omelettes, but it’s the breakfast cocktails that makes Queens come to life. Level up your breakfast with sangria, Campari or raspberry mimosas, a peach royale, or an earl grey spritzer with Louis crémant and a hint of lemon.
Location: 3927 Edmonton Trail
You’ll feel right at home at Diner Deluxe, a retro-inspired breakfast hotspot in Bridgeland. Order a Bloody Maria or classic Irish coffee, and get started with a big cinnamon bun, baked fresh on weekends and holidays, topped with cream cheese icing, rum caramel sauce, mascarpone mousse, and candied walnuts. Sandwiches, eggs benedict, breakfast skillets, omelettes, and frittatas round out this next level brunch menu. Ask the server to make your side order of hashbrowns a “breakfast poutine” with Quebec cheese curds and basil hollandaise for an extra $3.00.
Location: 804 Edmonton Trail
Breakfast in Inglewood & Ramsay
The Attic Bar & Stage
Get your tickets for the Morning Glory Burlesque Brunch on the first Sunday of every month at The Attic Bar & Stage, a cozy cocktail bar and pizza shop in the heart of Inglewood. Make a toast with $5.00 mimosas, order up from the special brunch menu, and take in a sultry burlesque show for an unforgettable Sunday experience. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with the show starting at 12:30 p.m.
Location: 1413 9 Ave SE
Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro
Classic twists on breakfast favourites make Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro a local gathering spot every day of the week. Start with a Monki Pick Me Up, an iced coffee with a shot of Kahlua and a splash of milk. Move on to the hot skillets of tasty brunch goodness, like the reverse French toast, brisket poutine, and Monki perogies, or dip into the chocolate fondue, with fresh fruit, waffle crisps, with your choice of dark, matcha, earl grey, pink, or white dipping sauce. Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro also has a location in the Beltline.
Location: 4-1420 9 Ave SE
Built in 1906, Deane House is located in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood and serves a legendary breakfast menu. Make a reservation and try the kale and pancetta quiche and braised bison pierogi gratin or make a selection from the standard fare menu, like fresh shucked oysters or salt spring island mussels with spicy garam masala. Be sure to add a side of sourdough toast. Weekend brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Location: 806 9 Ave SE
Red’s Diner Ramsay
Red’s Diner in Ramsay serves everything from buttermilk buckwheat pancakes and Montreal smoked meat hash to a vegan tofu scramble. The hardest part is choosing from the toasted marble rye, Italian white, multigrain, or sourdough cheese served on the side. Each Red’s Diner location is home to its own exclusive neighbourhood take on the benny. Try the Ramsay Benny, topped with artichoke, prosciutto, house-made hollandaise, and balsamic drizzle, served on a toasted English muffin. Red’s Diner also has locations on 58th Street, 4th Street, and in Kensington.
Location: 1101 8 St SE