Brunch is a basic babe’s best friend. It’s perfect for catching up with your girls on the weekend, or treating your mom just ’cause—plus you can eat whatever you’re craving ATM without judgement, because brunch is basically a catch-all for every delicious meal. But where can you find a resto that serves delicious AND Instagram-able food? We did the research to find you the best brunch in Calgary. And we also dove deep into the brunch scene to find the best brunch spots across Canada, so click here for your next weekend reso.
Monki Breakfast Club & Bistro
Find it: 1301 10th Ave. SW, @monkibistro
Open since: 2012
The rundown: Get here early if you’re hoping to secure a table—the quaint bistro has just enough space for six tables.
What to order: Chorizo, caramelized onion and goat cheese eggs Benedict
Find it: 243 12th Ave. SW, thebeltliner.com
Open since: 2015
The rundown: Named after an old streetcar that traveled 12th Avenue, this modern take on a traditional diner even features a list of brews that will perfectly pair with your main course of choice.
What to order: Mushroom quiche, topped with sundried tomato puree and goat cheese
Dairy Lane Café
Find it: 319-19 St. NW, dairylanecafe.ca
Open since: 1950
The rundown: For 67 years, it’s been Dairy Lane’s mission to provide flavourful food while minimizing its environmental footprint and giving back to the community.
What to order: Stuffed french toast, loaded with blueberries, cream cheese, sour cream, mint and honey-toasted oats
Find it: 618 Confluence Way SE, charbar.ca
Open since: 2015
The rundown: A blend of Spanish and Italian cuisine, this concept restaurant combines the tradition of Argentine wood-fire grilling with West Coast ingredients.
What to order: Their eggs Benedict, served on a savoury scone and with extra fancy charred lemon and brown butter hollandaise