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Best Brunch Spots in Edmonton

by Nykala Shone

There’s a reason breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day - because it’s everything you could ever want and need all wrapped up in some delicious eats! It doesn’t matter whether you crave something sweet or savory, brunch is here to save your grumbling stomach and fill that breakfast-less void in your day.

Old Country Inn (Formerly Barb and Ernies)

This place is down-right classic Edmonton. Any local can tell you this gem has stuck around through Edmonton’s good times and bad times, and there’s definitely a reason for it. If you’re an eggs benedict connoisseur, the next place you need to mosey your way down to is this one. Must-haves include any type of eggs benny you can get your hands on. Literally, any kind.

Hathaway’s Diner

Get ready to venture over to Edmonton’s favorite North Side diner. Hathaway’s is teeming with endless character, fresh made pies and perfectly cooked eggs. You’ll be greeted at your table by the friendliest staff you can imagine, which will make your brunch taste that much better.

Side note
: if you’re into hot sauce, make sure to ask for a bottle out of their stash. And some milk for afterwards when your mouth is on fire. I speak from experience.

Café Mosaics

cafe mosaics vegetarian restaurant edmonton

It only seems fitting to include an iconic Whyte Ave location on this list, and Café Mosaics fits the bill. You know the brunch is good when you don’t even notice the sausage they just served you was actually made completely out of vegetables. You read that correctly. This vegetarian and vegan friendly breakfast place has fooled even the pickiest of meatatarians. Café Mosaics is so popular, it doesn’t even have a sign with its name outside the restaurant…and you’ll still find it packed to the brim.

New York Bagel Café

What can one say about New York Bagel Cafe, except that until you’ve experienced it, you’ll never know its goodness. Picture your choice of homemade bagel (I highly recommend cheese) topped with a perfectly poached egg, buttery hollandaise, and some crazy cool ingredients. My favorite choices include the Secondo, a classic topped with prosciutto and apples, and Bobby’s benedict, a full beef patty dressed up with pickles. As an added bonus (as if the cheese bagel wasn’t enough already!), each benedict comes plated with a bunch of neat little fancy fruits.

Urban Diner

You need only say four simple words when you sit down to order at Urban Diner...Apple Pie French Toast. Om nom. In the mood for more of a hearty breakfast? The breakfast burger features every indulge-worthy breakfast meat known to brunch, and a tangy mystery Russian sauce that it just wouldn’t be the same without. If you can't get enough of this place, don't fret! They have two locations to fill you up.