The ultimate brunches in Edmonton

The best way to celebrate the arrival of the weekend is a long, well-deserved brunch. Whether you prefer classic breakfast items or unique twists on familiar brunch foods, there’s a brunch spot for you in Edmonton. These are the top places in the city to gorge on eggs Benedict and waffles while sipping a mimosa.

Cafe Bicyclette

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4-8627 91 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3N1

If your idea of the perfect weekend brunch consists of a lot of freshly made French pastries and baked goods, such as pies, croissants, macarons, cookies, muffins and madeleines, then you’re in for a treat at Café Bicyclette. This French café has a wonderful atmosphere, especially on their cute patio, and they serve up delightful brunch items, such as granola, pancakes, omelettes and toast with chocolate. Or, try the breakfast croissant with egg and cheese – it’s guaranteed to make your day.

Mercer Tavern

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100-10363 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9

Located in an historic warehouse building in downtown Edmonton, the Mercer Tavern serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. The carefully curated a la carte menu consists of only a few items, including eggs Benedict with a choice of Canadian bacon and house-made hollandaise sauce or tomato, bacon and cheddar with a side of hash browns. They also serve three-egg omelettes, bacon and eggs done any way you like and a hangover stack sandwich, which is made of an omelette with sausage or bacon, tomato, mayonnaise and cheddar on toasted brioche.

Cafe Mosaics

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10844 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3

This laid-back vegetarian and vegan spot is the ideal place to have a lazy, casual weekend brunch. The breakfast menu starts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and features all sorts of delightful goodies. They serve organic, free-range eggs with hash browns, vegan sausage, fruit and avocados on toast. Fresh fruit and granola is another healthy option. Or, you can go for The Pancake Experiment, which consists of three home-style vegan pancakes with a mix of savoury and sweet sides, including peanut butter, vegan cream, maple syrup, vegan bacon and fruit. They also pride themselves on their tofu scramble.

Hathaway's Diner & Best Choice Catering Ltd

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13225 132 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 1R9

Their eggs Benedict are so special, they serve them just on Saturdays. They also have all-day breakfast every day of the week, with classic morning items such as omelettes, steak and eggs, French toast and pancakes. This casual diner also does breakfast sandwiches, such as a Denver or bacon and cheese scramble and serves them up on your choice of bagel, toast or in a wrap. There are plenty of traditional brunch items to choose from, but be sure to save some room for those one-day-only bennies.

Artisan Resto

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10732 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4

Originally a bakery and café, Artisan Resto-Café has grown into a place to enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch. The menu features items made with freshly baked artisanal breads and local farm-fresh eggs. They offer a fairly traditional brunch/breakfast menu, which includes a variety of classic egg dishes, a number of different eggs Benedict, omelettes, waffles, buttermilk pancakes and French toast. You can also opt for a breakfast croissant, wrap or pecan cinnamon bun. Gluten-free bread is available for an extra charge.

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

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10740 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2S3

This vegan brunch happens every Saturday and Sunday, and goes from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. The a la carte menu features items such as hot rice cereal, home-made granola, banana coconut French toast, omelettes, home-made pancakes and a variety of tofu eggs Benedict. Side dishes include deep fried corn cakes, bacon, sausage, ham, root vegetable hash browns, bean curd drumsticks and deep fried tofu. Several of their items, such as the curried tofu scramble and tom yum tofu scramble are wheat-free.

Wildflower Grill

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10009 107 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J1

This award-winning restaurant serves up a gourmet brunch Sundays from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. They serve a variety of egg dishes, including the stunningly decadent eggs Benedict two ways, which consists of a red wine poached egg with maple glazed back bacon and béarnaise and a saffron poached egg with hickory pear glazed chicken and choron sauce. They also serve traditional eggs benny, as well as a salmon version. Or, you can go for the brioche bread pudding French toast, a chicken omelette, quiche Lorraine and more. They also serve a variety of sandwiches and handcrafted French pastries.

Cafe Tiramisu

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10750 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1

The breakfast menu here is awesome during the week, but on Saturdays and Sundays the chefs kick it up a notch and add eggs Benedict to the list of available items. Their eggs benny comes on a croissant, with prosciutto, spicy Havarti, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. The regular menu includes cinnamon bun French toast, waffles, breakfast wraps and a variety of sweet and savoury crepes, including Napoli, Calabrese and Milano. For something unique, try their breakfast pizza, which consists of a red sauce, Italian sausage, bacon, eggs and mozzarella.

DeDutch Pannekoek House

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10030 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1R2

You don’t have to be Dutch to enjoy pannekoeken for brunch. These simple pancake-like creations are flat like crepes and come with savoury or sweet toppings, such as chocolate, strawberries and whip cream, or eggs, bacon, maple syrup and tomato. They also serve more traditional brunch items, including French toast, omelettes, bacon and eggs, fruit, granola and yogurt. Or, you can try another popular Dutch delight, called The Bouncer. It’s simply ham, cheese and eggs on bread, served with salad or hash browns.

Blue Chair Cafe

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9624 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0K3

If you like a little background music to set the mood for your Sunday brunch, look no further than this live jazz brunch, which features Edmonton musicians playing a variety of styles. The menu consists of a variety of eggs Benedict, including an inventive crab cake benny, frittatas, huevos rancheros, banana bread French toast, a bison burger and pad Thai (including a vegan version). The restaurant also offers brunch on Saturdays, but without the live jazz music. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. on Sundays, and goes until 2:30 p.m. on both days.

La Boheme Restaurant-Bed & Breakfast

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6427 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0N9

The Sunday brunch buffet at this bed and breakfast includes a wonderful selection of sweet and savoury treats, such as French toast, crepes with artichokes, wild mushrooms, leeks and sun-dried tomatoes, omelettes and eggs Benedict. The menu rotates and can include the warm Brie, which comes with a pecan and apple salad, striploin with peppercorn sauce and eggs or a homemade puff pastry wrapped around salmon, asparagus and mushrooms, covered in béchamel sauce. Mimosas, Bellinis and fresh orange juice are also available a la carte.

Urban Diner

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12427 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M2

The breakfast menu at this cute, relaxed diner is good enough to qualify as brunch. They serve up Dutch poffertjes, which are miniature pancakes with icing sugar and chocolate and maple syrup for dipping. Lighter items include spiced banana bread, homemade granola with fruit and steamed milk and wild berry yogurt with fresh fruit. For a real treat, try the breakfast wraps, which hold scrambled eggs and everything from the diner’s legendary vegetarian chili to a mix of peppers, mushrooms, ham and cheddar. The apple pie French toast is also delightfully enticing.

Canteen

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10522 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R9

A casual restaurant with enough seats for 50 guests, Canteen knows how to do brunch right. They offer a variety of delectable small items, including brown sugar bacon, a salt cod skillet cake and their famous corn fritters with smoky maple syrup. But they also serve up some enticing main dishes, such as Dutch baby pancakes with rhubarb compote, back bacon and farm eggs, buttermilk fried chicken on a Belgian waffle with smoked syrup or poached eggs on a cheddar chive biscuit with sausage gravy, Irvings pork and leek sausage and hash browns.

Cafe Haven

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9 Sioux Rd, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4C7

This is the cutest brunch spot in Sherwood Park. The room is airy, the tables are mismatched and the décor is artsy and chic. The menu features local gems, such as Transcend coffee, Irving’s Farm Fresh ham and nine-grain toast from Mill Creek Café. The brunch menu changes, but always has delightful treats, such as lemon waffles with lemon cream glaze, eggs Benedict with ham or lox, quiche, and huevos rancheros. If you can’t choose, go with the breakfast bowl, which has chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, sautéed onions and peppers, cheese, potatoes and hollandaise sauce.

Harts Table & Bar Ltd

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14229 23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 3E7

While you may not be used to going to this restaurant before noon, they do serve up a stellar Saturday and Sunday morning brunch. They offer a variety of eggs Benedict, including traditional, vegetarian and west coast, which come with butter-poached lobster and arugula. The carrot cake pancakes are sinfully decadent, with cinnamon cream cheese and maple syrup. Brunch classic, including steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, corned beef hash, omelettes and cinnamon raisin French toast round out the menu. Don’t forget to ask for a berry mimosa or brunch punch.

New York Bagel Cafe

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8430 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B4

This cute little brunch spot always has a line out the door, thanks to its massive menu, which is chock-full of fantastic bagel creations. Combine two of the best brunch items on the planet by getting eggs Benedict on one of their soft, chewy bagels. Add an assortment of condiments from around the world – each table has its own unique selection of jellies, jams and sauces. Plus, their coffee is top-notch, especially the lattes. Trust me, it’s always worth the wait.

The Creperie

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111-10220 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

The Creperie offers a three-course brunch for under $30 for adults. Guests can choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Appetizer options include Caesar salad, Mediterranean salad or fruit salad and a croissant. The entrée list is extensive, and includes some gluten-free options. Choose from eggs Benedict to waffles with ham and eggs, steak and egg chasseur, omelettes, crepe a la Reine and crepe cordon bleu. Dessert is a fruit waffle with whipped cream cheese, strawberries and either chocolate or raspberry sauce. Add a mimosa, and you’re set!

Blue Plate Diner

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10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9

This child-friendly brunch spot is also vegetarian and celiac-friendly. The blueberry and lemon curd pancakes are vegetarian, as is the breakfast enchilada and the Caprese benny, which has two poached eggs, fresh tomato and bocconcini cheese on a toasted English muffin drizzled with basil pesto hollandaise. The Eggs Beneduckt is also very popular, with house-made duck confit and barbecue sauce matched with poached eggs and jalapeno hollandaise. Go traditional with the Blue Plate breakfast, which consists of two eggs, multigrain toast, potatoes and a choice of bacon, sausage or veggie sausage.

Culina Café at the Muttart Conservatory

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9626 96A St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8

There are tons of lovely little local touches at Culina Muttart’s brunch, including jam from The Jam Lady, baguettes baked by Bonjour Bakery, Iconoclast coffee and tarts from FanFan Pastries. The fantastic menu also includes their famous eggs Benedict, grilled cornbread with berry spiked butter and baguettes with roast beef, smoked turkey or roasted red peppers. The dessert list is also a sweet spot, with chocolate caramel or raspberry lime tarts and Mason jar toffee pudding. Plus, you can’t beat the scenery inside the Muttart Conservatory.

Mill Creek

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2-9562 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z8

The homemade nine-grain bread is made from scratch here, and the eggs on your plate come from the Hutterite colony in Morinville. They have several gluten-free options, including gluten-free toast and latkes. There is a massive omelette menu, including Mexican, Cajun shrimp, gravlax and mushroom and Brie. Plus, every three-egg omelette comes with home-fried potatoes and toast. Specials include a vegan tofu scramble, corned beef hash, stuffed French toast, crepes, fried egg sandwiches and various kinds of latkes.

Manor Casual Bistro

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10109 125 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1S7

Each brunch at this historic mansion-turned restaurant starts with complimentary fresh fruit. Then, guests can dive into the extensive brunch menu, which includes everything from decadent banana bread with pecan maple butter and fresh crepes to a hearty spinach salad with pancetta, leeks, mushrooms, goat cheese, hard-boiled egg and warm honey mustard dressing. If you’re feeling particularly hungry, try the Heart Stop. It’s a striploin burger with maple bacon, a fried egg, roasted garlic aioli, lettuce and tomato.

Highlevel Diner

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10912 88th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

Early risers will appreciate the 8:30 a.m. start time for the Highlevel Diner’s brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. It goes till noon on Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, so there’s plenty of time to grab a table and fill up on yummy items, such as their massive, famous cinnamon buns, wild blueberry buttermilk pancakes, an omelette or daily quiche. They also serve up classic and Florentine eggs Benedict, not to mention bran muffins, fresh fruit, hot multigrain cereal and house-roasted granola.

Under The High Wheel

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8135 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4

The brunch menu changes regularly, due to the kitchen’s dedication to using seasonal, sustainable ingredients from local producers. A sample brunch could include organic, vegan white or buckwheat crepes topped with spinach and feta, vegetables or hazelnut and chocolate. They also serve up bangers and mash, which includes cranberry maple sausage, mashed potatoes and two fried eggs. The sweet Belgian waffles are also a big hit, but they do offer a wide range of sandwiches, too, including burgers, Panini, quesadilla, BLTs and a Croque Monsieur.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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10065 100th Street, EDMONTON, AB T5J 0N6

Sunday brunch is served in the Empire Ballroom at this prestigious hotel. The room is a designated municipal heritage site – it’s been around since 1915, and the ballroom walls boast the original exterior stones. Brunch in this gorgeous, historic room is a buffet consisting of more than 50 items, including specialty crepes, omelettes and freshly carved meat. They also serve sparkling wine, orange juice, breakfast pastries and other traditional breakfast entrees. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m., and the dress code is smart casual.

Ampersand 27

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10612 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A7

Whether you crave warm blueberry scones made in-house and served with Chantilly cream, preserves and whipped butter, or lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon gel, preserves and a dusting of sugar, you’re sure to find something to amaze your taste buds here. Their eggs Benedict menu is delightful, with a land, sea and earth option, which equals pulled pork, sweet house-smoked salmon, or white bean and roast garlic spread. The artisan quinoa porridge is also intriguing, with oats, red and black quinoa, maple candied nuts, apple, citrus and almond milk. And, of course, there are hangover cocktails at the ready.

Noorish Cafe

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8440 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E2

Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. at this organic, vegetarian and vegan eatery. That means you have plenty of time to attend a yoga class in their studio, located in the basement underneath the restaurant. Then you know you’ve truly earned your raw banana flax crepes with strawberries, bananas and maple coconut cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce. Or, try a hearty Texas scramble with chickpea batter sautéed with potato, peppers, kale, onions, mushrooms and black beans, finished with bacon, avocado and house-made hot sauce.

Sugar Bowl Coffee & Juice Bar

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10922 88 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

Both savoury and sweet brunch options are available at this awesome spot. Under the sugary category, there are cinnamon buns, seasonal fruit salad, French toast made with brioche, berry compote and whipped cream and Belgian waffles with seasonal fruit, whipped cream and maple and fruit syrups. Fans of savoury brunch items can opt for a spinach feta omelette, a bacon three-cheese mushroom omelette or a Sugarbowl Benny, which consists of grilled corn bread, back bacon and béchamel sauce. For a mix of both flavours, try the chicken and waffles, topped with buttermilk spice marinated chicken breast and maple butter.

Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House

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2-4810 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5H5

This brunch is a carnivore’s dream. They offer a high-quality Sunday brunch, with carving stations, a variety of eggs and an assortment of baked goods. This classic steak house is known for their amazing meat, so don’t skip the carving station. They also serve salads, so you’ll get your fill of veggies, too. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and reservations are recommended.

State & Main

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5015 111 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6

Located inside Southgate Mall, this is the ideal spot for a pre or post-shopping brunch. They offer tons of protein-rich brunch options, including eggs benny – either traditional or vegetarian – steak and eggs, or a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, peppered bacon, cheddar cheese and green onion in a sundried tomato tortilla. If you have a sweet tooth, go for the banana bread French toast, which comes dipped in a Bailey’s Irish Cream egg wash. It’s dusted with icing sugar and served with brown sugar butter and Canadian maple syrup.

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