Fantastic French toast dishes in Calgary

Calgary loves breakfast, so it’s no surprise the diners around town move a lot of French toast. These breakfast joints are well known for their stellar approach to this morning meal standard.

Vendome Cafe

1
940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6

A hit with café regulars, this Sunnyside coffee-and-cuisine spot serves salted caramel French toast that’s dressed with caramelized bananas, caramel sauce, cream cheese, a dollop of whipped cream and black lava salt.

Diner Deluxe

2
802 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J6

French toast is given the deluxe treatment at both this busy diner’s two locations. But don’t think for a moment that the fancy ingredients take away from the traditional comfort of this dish. Apple-flax sourdough bread is generously stuffed with brie, back bacon and rosemary syrup – to delicious effect.

Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro

3
1301 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J4

Monki’s French toast is a breakfast dish of pure velvety bliss. Bread stuffed with banana and Frangelico cream cheese is slathered with Nutella and condensed milk. Pair with a side of Spolumbo breakfast sausage and you’re on your way to breakfast heaven.

Overeasy Breakfast

4
825 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2

OEB has built a well-deserved reputation as a decadent breakfast hut. This foodie street cred is built on sumptuous dishes such as the Gone Bananas, lovingly constructed of banana bread French toast heaped with berries, chocolate ganache and Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream.

Red's Diner Ltd

5
1415 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y2

An inner-city diner with two cozy locations, Red’s serves both a classic French toast and a hot rod version. The blueberry, basil and goat cheese stuffed French toast features a side of balsamic drizzle and blueberry coulis.

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