10 great brunches to savour this Easter weekend in Edmonton

However you choose to celebrate the Easter holiday, chances are it will involve food in some way. Treat yourself (and your family) to a decadent brunch on Sunday, April 16. These restaurants offer amazing a la carte or buffet brunches – all of the deliciousness, with none of the work. Some places even hold Easter egg hunts afterwards!

Fort Edmonton Park

7000 143rd Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

On Saturday, April 15, this historic park will host a Sweet Treat event, which includes a pancake breakfast, a scavenger hunt, activities and meeting the Easter Bunny. Breakfast, which starts at 10:30 a.m., will consist of pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea, milk and juice. The program begins at noon. Or, on Sunday, April 16, you can indulge in brunch from 10:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. Brunch seatings book up fast, so snap them up while you can!

Culina Café at the Muttart Conservatory

9626 96A St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8

What better setting for a beautiful Easter brunch than the Muttart Conservatory? Add in some of Culina’s award-wining breakfast items, like their eggs Benedict, and you have yourself a pretty sweet way to start your day. Or, go for their sweet potato waffle or chicken and black bean tortillas. Be sure to snag some preserves from the local Jam Lady to go with your toast or grilled cornbread. Sip DaCapo coffee with your meal.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

10065 100th Street, EDMONTON, AB T5J 0N6

The hotel’s tradition of hosting epic Sunday brunches continues this Easter. The brunch buffet, which takes place in the Empire Ballroom, has carving stations, pastries, entrees and lunch options, and includes sparkling wine. Brunch goes from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Try to get a spot on the patio overlooking the River Valley, if the weather is good.

Sugar Bowl Coffee & Juice Bar

10922 88 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

This Garneau neighbourhood mainstay offers their brunch menu on weekends from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. – but they don’t take reservations, so plan to go early. Whether you’re just slightly peckish or ravenous, they have a tasty brunch dish for you. Try the cinnamon buns or super popular chicken and waffles with maple butter for a real treat. The SugarBowl benny, which consists of grilled corn bread topped with back bacon and béchamel sauce, is also a winner. Treat yo’self to a mimosa, while you’re at it.

La Boheme Restaurant-Bed & Breakfast

6427 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0N9

This brunch is a mix of a la carte and buffet, with your choice of an entrée, plus an assortment of fresh fruit, croissants and desserts. Choose between a crêpe with artichokes and mushrooms, French toast, warm brie melted onto an apple and pecan salad, a custom omelette, crab and fish cakes with lemon butter sauce and more. Bellinis and fresh orange juice are also available a la carte.

The Almanac

10351 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9

This French gastropub serves a lovely Sunday brunch. Classic options such as steak and eggs or smoked salmon bennys are on the menu, or switch it up by trying the duck confit hash. For dessert, try the maple créme brulee. The Almanac opens at 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

Under The High Wheel

8135 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4

This cute spot, in the Roots on Whyte building, is known for their brunch menu, which caters to a wide audience. Crêpes are a mainstay, with organic white flour, buckwheat, vegan, sweet and savoury options. Or, go for sweet Belgian waffles, bangers and mash or a traditional breakfast consisting of two fried free-range eggs, cranberry maple sausage or bacon, herb roasted potatoes and toast. They also serve sandwiches and burgers during brunch, if you’re one of those people who prefer lunch-like dishes at any time of day.

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