Count on quality at these Calgary weekend brunch spots

Calgarians are quite serious about their brunch. On any weekend morning, you’ll find popular brunch restaurants lined up out the door. Here are some Calgary brunch spots that are well worth the wait.

Red's Diner Ltd

1
1415 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y2

Red’s features locations on Fourth Street Southwest and in the neighbourhood of Ramsay. Often lined up on the weekends, Red’s menu features Benedicts, stuffed French toast and classic combo plates. You must try the breakfast sandwich on sourdough cheddar.

Yellow Door Bistro

2
119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

A Hotel Arts eatery, Yellow Door Bistro rolls out the red carpet for brunch. Its extensive brunch buffet options change daily and include hot items for the protein and carb lover alike. Also choose original items such as strawberry-mint pancakes from the a la carte menu.

Diner Deluxe

3
802 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J6

Diner Deluxe on Edmonton Trail is very popular with good reason. The 1950s decor and great menu make you want to stay and while away the morning over generous, contemporary diner dishes. Try the maple-fried oatmeal, breakfast poutine or the pulled pork skillet.

Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus

4
2439 54 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 1M4

In a small strip mall off Crowchild Trail Southwest, Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus serves traditional Dutch pancakes. It’s a perennial favourite brunch destination. Try the bacon, cheese, potato and onion pannenkoek with stroop (syrup) and sour cream on the side.

Blue Star Diner

5
809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2

In the heart of Bridgeland, Blue Star serves beautiful brunch dishes made using locally grown ingredients. Settle into this small and intimate space and savour brunch entrees such as huevos rancheros and pulled pork hash.

Overeasy Breakfast

6
825 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2

With a menu that could take months to work though, OEB takes breakfast and brunch seriously. Try the French toast trifle with Meyer lemon curd, fresh berries, pistachios and torched meringue.

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