Best brunch spots in Edmonton

If you’re looking for a round up of the best places to brunch – this is your list! Whether you’re on a tight budget, or you have some extra change to spare on a mimosa, this list will have you covered for the best places to eat on the weekend.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

1
10065 100th Street, EDMONTON, AB T5J 0N6

The Sunday bunch here has always been a favourite of mine, and has remained at the top of my list for many years. While the price may seem steep to some, you will find that the selection boasts just about anything that you’re in the mood for, whether it be mussels, smoked salmon, salad waffles, French toast, or eggs Benedict. The Sunday brunch also serves various smoothies, prime rib, a vast dessert section, and even has its own little table of finger foods for kids. And, the most important part? They serve unlimited mimosas. Enough said.

Canteen

2
10522 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R9

Located on trendy 124th Street, Canteen is a small, 50-seat restaurant that serves anything but your traditional breakfast. They have a chicken and waffle special that changes weekly (it’s the best I’ve ever had!) and you can always count on the waffle to be light and crisp, and the chicken to be tender and juicy. Among some of the other non-traditional breakfast items are poached eggs on cheddar chive biscuit, house made pastrami, and Dutch baby pancakes. I’d make sure to make a reservation, as this place can get pretty busy on the weekends.

Duchess Bake Shop

3
10720 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1

There are too many good things to say about Duchess in just a few words. Let’s start with the freshly made pastries. My favourites would be the ginger cookies, croissants (any of them!) and the raspberry white chocolate scone. And, don’t forget to try some of the macarons! Duchess has three monthly rotating macaron flavours but my favourite would be the pistachio. I’d also recommend getting a Remedy Chai latte while you’re there, as well. Make sure you go early, as items tend to sell out fast and the line can be quite long.

Wild Earth Bakery & Cafe

4
8902 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 3V4

Located right next door to Culina Mill Creek, Wild Earth Bakery serves delicious breakfast goods and other savoury items. They have a variety of baked goods, wraps and sandwiches, and also serve soup, Panini, salads and sausage rolls. I’d recommend any of the baked goods, the turkey panini, which is like eating a Thanksgiving dinner in a sandwich, or one of their sausage rolls. You can also buy treats for your dogs here too!

Urban Diner

5
12427 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M2

Urban Diner is a great place for a more traditional breakfast. The menu is reasonably priced and there is a vast range of items to choose from. My choice would be the traditional eggs Benedict or the apple pie French toast for breakfast, but I’ve definitely been wanting to try the Diner hash and Dutch poffertjes, which are little pancakes served with maple syrup for dipping – a decadent breakfast indeed! It’s also worth mentioning that there are many gluten-free options, as well.

New York Bagel Cafe

6
8430 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B4

If you have time to spare (it could take a while), I’d go to New York Bagel for THE BEST eggs Benedict that I have ever had. The menu here is quite large and they serve at least 12 different types of eggs benny, all of which are served over a bagel, of course. What makes the eggs benny amazing here, is the hollandaise; it’s like nothing I’ve ever had – not excessively buttery and not overly zesty either. All eggs Benedict entrees are served with crispy breakfast potatoes and a side of fruit. You will definitely be leaving full!

State & Main Restaurant

7
1237 Windermere Way SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 2P3

When I found out that State & Main served brunch, and that it was served until 2 p.m., I was excited! What keeps me coming back is the fact that the brunch menu is traditional and inexpensive. It’s the only place I’ve dined at where you can get eggs Benedict for about 10 dollars, and it comes with breakfast potatoes and fruit, as well. If I’m not in the mood for eggs, I’ll usually go with the banana bread French toast. While the toast is admittedly dense, the brown sugar butter and maple syrup make it an irresistible brunch treat.

Casual meals are great for when you’re short on time, don’t want anything fussy, or you simply just want to leave the house in your pajamas. The following casual eats promise to deliver the flavour that your taste buds crave, wont break the bank and they wont judge your outfit choices either … well, hopefully.
Quality, quality, quality - I can’t say it enough. What makes a restaurant consistently good is the quality of food, attention to detail and the level of service provided. The following restaurants have been serving up delicious eats for years and know what it takes to keep you coming back for more.
Life is short, which probably means that you should eat dessert for dinner at least once in your life. I mean, if you can eat cake for breakfast, who says that you can’t have dessert for dinner? Either way, these places will keep your sweet tooth in check whether you choose to eat them during the day or at night. [Photo: Moxie’s white chocolate brownie]
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