Breakfast bonanza: Excellent eggs Benedict in Calgary

Bringing together toasted English muffins, crisp bacon or ham, eggs poached just right, and of course that rich, creamy Hollandaise sauce, Eggs Benedict is a tricky dish to perfect. But that hasn’t stopped these eateries from doing an exemplary job and getting as close to perfection as you’ll find in Calgary.

Overeasy Breakfast

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825 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2

Everything about the OEB Benedict roster is special. The eggs are produced on the diner’s own farm and the accompaniments include potatoes double fried in duck fat. Not into bacon or sausage? Then try the eco-approved Norwegian smoked salmon Benny with two eggs and spinach.

Big Fish

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1112 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3K4

This seafood stop on Edmonton Trail serves an especially unique and definitely delicious brunch Benny on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Pair two basil Hollandaise eggs with your choice of Dungeness crab, bison short rib, smoked sturgeon or seasonal vegetables.

Cora Breakfast & Lunch

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4600 130th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 0C2

A Canadian breakfast chain serving hearty and wholesome breakfast dishes, there are three Cora locations in Calgary. The restaurant’s Benedict features two Hollandaise-drizzled eggs atop an English muffin dressed with asparagus. A stack of fresh fruit and roasted potatoes accompany.

Diner Deluxe

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802 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J6

Serving top-flight contemporary diner food on Edmonton Trail and in Aspen Landing, Diner Deluxe breakfasts include three beautiful Benedicts. Start with two eggs slathered in basil Hollandaise atop an English muffin with rosemary hash browns and pair with back bacon, smoked salmon or jalapeño chorizo.

Belmont Diner

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

A busy Marda Loop breakfast spot, Belmont serves two Benedict plates. Both feature two eggs atop a croissant decked with either grilled ham or smoked salmon. Both options are presented with grilled hash browns. Arrive early on weekends or you’ll be waiting with a crowd to get your taste of these great Bennies.

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