Best Brunch in Edmonton

Sep 10, 2020

If you're looking for the best brunch in the city, look no further. We've put together a list of places with the most delicious breakfast Edmonton has to offer. It doesn’t matter whether you're craving something sweet or savoury; brunch is here to save your grumbling stomach and fill that breakfast-less void in your day.


As Edmonton's restaurants reopen for in-person dining, be sure to continue practicing safe spatial distancing, frequent hand washing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe. Check out each restaurant's website or social channels for updates to their dining services, curb-side pick-up & delivery options.

Old Strathcona & Garneau

Café Mosaics

You know the brunch is good when you don’t even notice the sausage you just ate 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.

PIP

Award-winning, and rightfully so, PIP changed the brunch scene when it made its appearance in Edmonton. Serving up a bangin’ brunch every single day of the week, we wouldn’t judge you if you showed up for each one. We’d highly recommend the short rib eggs benedict, or of course a millennial staple, avocado on toast. And wash it all down with one of their scrumptious brunch cocktails. Mimosas, anyone?

MEAT

Sister restaurant to PIP and the Next Act Pub, MEAT is in a class of its own. They smoke up the most tender and flavourful meats you’ve ever tasted and then incorporate them into their brunch menu to make for a morning meal you won’t soon forget. And while this is definitely a meat-lovers paradise, they haven’t forgotten about including vegetarian options too!

Sugarbowl

An absolute staple in Edmonton, you cannot leave Sugarbowl without trying one of their massive homemade cinnamon buns. And we really do mean massive, these things were made for sharing (unless you want to eat it all yourself, we wouldn’t judge). Of course they have other amazing things on the menu, but really, try the cinnamon bun.

New York Bagel Café

Picture your choice of homemade bagel (we highly recommend cheese) topped with a perfectly poached egg and buttery hollandaise. Top it off with a few special ingredients like prosciutto and apples on the Secondo, or a full beef patty dressed up with pickles on Bobby’s Benedict. As an added bonus, each benedict comes plated with a bunch of neat little fancy fruits.

124th Street

Canteen

Canteen is a place where breakfast dreams really do come true. Waffles? Check. Huevos Canteenos? Check. Full belly? Check. They’ve got everything from your classics, like pancakes with bacon and eggs, to dishes for those with heftier appetites. It’s no secret that this place is awesome, which is why you’ll need to make a reso before you get there. Yes, even for breakfast!

Tiramisu Bistro

Right in the heart of 124th street, Tiramisu Bistro has an extensive & extremely delicious brunch menu. Cinnamon bun French toast, spaghetti benny, calamari hash, and the list goes on! After you’re done filling up on brunch, head around the corner to Hideout Distro to shop for amazing locally made gifts, art, clothing and more.

OEB

This breakfast haven may not be exclusive to Edmonton, but it’s worthy of this list all the same. From oodles of different french toast varieties, to a full list of breakfast poutines (we highly recommend Soul in a Bowl. It’s so good it’s been registered and trademarked), you won’t go wrong with whatever you pick. They’ve even got light fixtures shaped like eggs. Check out their second location downtown, in the Kelly Ramsey Building.

Downtown

District

Using a variety of simple ingredients, District always finds a way to elevate each dish to make it unique. You can’t leave without saving room for a perfectly flaky hand pie (or two), spilling over with sweet, jammy centres.

Central Social Hall

Central Social Hall has your brunch cravings covered every day of the week. Offering a small but mighty menu of all-day brunch items Monday through Friday, you can find an even more extensive menu available from 10:00am-3:00pm on weekends & holidays. It's the perfect place to enjoy a delicious brunch, and then hop over to the river valley trails nearby for a nice leisurely stroll.

DOSC

Renowned for its incredible cuts of steak during their dinner service, DOSC does not disappoint in the brunch department either. Their small but mighty breakfast menu has a little something for everyone.

Around Town

Café Bicyclette

If omelettes with a little je-ne-sais-quoi are your jam, then checking out Café Bicyclette for your morning meal is a must. The omelettes are light, fluffy and packed with tasty ingredients like Edam cheese, ham and mushrooms. Their quiche is a delight as well, made with rotating ingredients that won’t disappoint. Pair the meal with a creamy cappuccino and a raspberry danish to-go.

Old Country Inn

The Old Country Inn is down-right classic Edmonton. Any local can tell you that this gem has stuck around through Edmonton’s good times and bad times. If you’re an eggs benedict connoisseur, then listen-up. Old Country Inn's menu includes any type of eggs benny you can think of. Literally, any kind.

Juniper Café & Bistro

A perfectly simple and succinct brunch menu makes this weekend go-to the perfect place for those who find themselves overwhelmed by a large list of options. In addition to the scrumptious menu items, you’ll find a mouth-watering variety of freshly baked cakes and buns at the front of the café. Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast?

Little Brick

Beautiful inside and out, Little Brick will transport you back in time (to 1903 to be exact!), with a charming red brick house located in the heart of the river valley. Known for good coffee, simple living, and high quality wares, you'll find the brunch menu is no different. Classic menu items with an upscale flair will have you coming back time and time again.