Weekend brunch spots in Edmonton to get you outta bed

Brunch is probably the best meal of the day (or weekend). It has it all - some breakfast, some lunch and a whole lot of awesome. Eggs and steak? No problem. Chicken and waffles. Got ‘em. Crepes, pancakes, French toast, waffles and eggs any style. You know it. Rise and shine and come out to enjoy a little Saturday mid-morning fare.

State & Main

5015 111 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6

) If you’re in the market for a traditional brunch menu with a twist, this is it. The banana bread French toast is pretty spectacular, with the banana bread dipped in Bailey’s Irish Cream egg wash. It gives it that je-ne-sais-quoi and puts a smile on your face. It’s served with brown sugar butter and it’s to die for - seriously.

Manor Casual Bistro

10109 125 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1S7

This restaurant is located in a lovely 1920s-era mansion and has a lot of great charm. They offer complimentary fresh fruit to begin, which is always a nice way to start off your brunch. Continue with their homemade banana bread and pecan maple butter. You’ll want to eat just that, but don’t. Try the steak and eggs if you’re extra hungry or the braised beef short rib Benedict - a nice twist on the old favourite.

Under The High Wheel

8135 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4

They serve up seasonal and sustainable ingredients, all while supporting local businesses and farms. They have a variety of brunch classics, such as salads, waffles and crêpes, eggs and accoutrements, sandwiches and much more.

Culina Café at the Muttart Conservatory

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

Though open daily, brunch is the time to visit. Using fresh greens and herbs grown right in the Muttart Conservatory greenhouse, this little slice of heaven rustles up some of the best brunch in town. To start, try grilled cornbread with berry-spiked butter. The eggs benny (ham or veggie option) is divine. But, if you prefer, try the classic French toast. And, of course, there are a slew of breakfast drinks for the adults.

Ampersand 27

10612 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A7

It opened in November 2014, and has been wowing folks with its brunch ever since. Three words can describe this must-try restaurant: mmm, mmm and mmm. They serve up frittatas, eggs benny, chicken and waffles, sandwiches and more. So much more. The best item on the menu? Bruléed grapefruit and granola.

La Boheme Restaurant-Bed & Breakfast

6427 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0N9

They offer brunch buffet only on Sundays. The brie chaud is lightly melted brie served with a pecan and apple salad. There’s a BYOO (build your own omelette) station with a choice of ingredients, French toast and crêpes and much more for a quite sensible price.

Cafe Bicyclette

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

Located in La Cité Francophone, and near the French Quarter Farmers’ Market, this little gem serves up all-day brunch on the weekends, include croquet monsieur, omelettes, granola and more. Of course, let’s not forget the amazing croissants, brownies and other deliciously delectable treats on hand.

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