All-day breakfast spots in Calgary

It’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not enjoy it all day? Many of Calgary’s independent eateries offer all-day breakfast menus, allowing you to indulge in a wide variety of morning chow choices from sunrise to sunset.

Overeasy Breakfast

1
825 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2

If breakfast is your passion, a visit to Renfrew’s OEB Breakfast Co. is a must. Dig into a decadent, rib-sticking morning meal or let chef Mauro Martina prepare something lighter from the many deliciously healthy breakfast and lunch menu choices. Farm-fresh eggs from OEB’s own flock of hens figure into an impressive array of Western breakfasts, Bennies, scrambles and richly rewarding breakfast boxes. All ingredients are locally produced. Bread is baked in-house, and the meat is gluten-free. Expect lineups, especially on weekends. Seating for 38.

Dairy Lane Cafe

2
319 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2J2

A West Hillhurst breakfast fixture since 1950, the Dairy Lane Café offers wholesome, high-quality breakfasts using locally sourced, sustainably farmed organic ingredients as much as possible. The menu runs the gamut of egg dishes from eggs any style with choice of locally produced sausages or bacon to vegan breakfast scramble. There are also unique hot cereals, omelettes, eggs Benedict and stuffed French toast to begin the morning. It’s small, seating around 20.

The Lazy Loaf & Kettle

3
8 Parkdale Cres NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3T8

A favourite of Montgomery residents, the Lazy Loaf and Kettle offers up a traditional Western-style breakfast menu. Home-baked toast and eggs with the usual, omelettes, eggs Benedict, French toast, granola and pancakes all are served in generous portions. The side-street restaurant is on the small side, seating less than 50 patrons, but turnover is quick.

Belmont Diner

4
19-2008 33 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Z4

The Belmont Diner in Marda Loop is popular for its large portions, and the Montreal smoked meat omelette and eggs Benedict are just two of its tasty, bestselling morning meals. Try the pancakes served with sweet toppings or as part of a Western-style breakfast plate. Expect a lineup on weekends as the in-demand place seats just 31.

Cadence Coffee

5
6407 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0E6

When in Bowness and hankering for an all-day breakfast spot, try the intimate (seats 40) Cadence Superfine Coffee. As the name suggests, the coffee is superb, and the place has a great breakfast menu featuring steak and eggs, granola, oatmeal, traditional Western plates and their famous Huevos Rancheros. Eggs Benedict is served on weekends only. Expect a lineup on the weekend

Eggs & More

6
5441 Falsbridge Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3E8

For a quick, delicious and inexpensive breakfast in Falconridge, Eggs and More is a wonderful choice. Also of note, the restaurant features large, comfy booths and prompt coffee refills. Try the vegetarian omelette and the home-fried potatoes. And, of course, as the name suggests, there are many egg-based breakfast selections including omelettes, steak and eggs, scrambled eggs with minced ham and a selection of Benedicts. Also, try the hotcakes. The place seats 60, and the service is prompt.

Angel's Drive In

7
8603 47 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2A1

A morning stroll in Edworthy Park in Bowness can create an appetite, and Angel’s Drive-In is there to fill that craving. Nothing fancy here, just great, consistent servings of traditional Western-breakfast meals including omelettes, French toast, pancake platters and breakfast sandwiches. It seats about 30 inside, with picnic tables available outside in warm weather.

La Boulangerie

8
2435 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X5

A little taste of Paris is nestled in Mission, at La Boulangerie. The bakery, coffee and pastry shop serves up croissants, baguettes, crepes and other wonderful baked goods in addition to serving lattes, cappuccinos et al. It’s small and often crowded, seating less than 50, but does feature ample seasonal patio seating outside.

Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus

9
2439 54 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 1M4

A unique breakfast experience awaits visitors to Altadore’s Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus. The restaurant serves 40 varieties of the thin, 12-inch, crepe-like hotcakes. You can custom order one with your choice of the multitude of toppings, prepared lovingly by the establishment’s Dutch-trained pannenkoek chef. For those preferring something other than pancakes, soups, salads and open-faced sandwiches are served. The eatery seats 72, and does get busy, so expect a lineup during peak hours.

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