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10 breakfast sandwiches in Calgary to get your hands on

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Lindsay William-Ross Nov 13, 2016 11:30 pm 607

Who says sandwiches are just for lunch? When it’s time for the most important meal of the day, one surefire way to fill your belly is with a breakfast sandwich. Whether it’s piled on a biscuit or brioche, topped with veggies or meat, these egg-cellent dishes will definitely make you think twice about skipping breakfast.

Here are 10 breakfast sandwiches in Calgary to get your hands on.

Breakfast Sandwich at Alforno Bakery & Cafe

The morning menu at Alforno Bakery & Cafe has a trio of breakfast sandwiches for whatever suits your fancy, from the traditional sausage or bacon options, to a meat-free veggie version.

Address: 222 7th Street SW
Instagram: @alfornobakery

Breakfast Sandwich at Diner Deluxe

Don’t expect a breakfast sandwich at Diner Deluxe to be anything but epic. They team up over easy eggs with cheddar cheese, “the groceries” (their name for lettuce and tomato), with your choice of Canadian bacon or zingy jalapeño chorizo on a ciabatta bun.

Address: 2 locations in Calgary
Instagram: @diner_deluxe

Hot Chick Panini at Holy Grill

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Spice up your morning ‘wich at Holy Grill’s 10 Avenue location. Their Hot Chick Panini is made with provolone, banana peppers, cappicola ham, two fried eggs, and tomato.

Address: 827 10 Avenue SW
Instagram: @holygrill

Breakfast Club at Cadence Coffee

This modern diner in Bowness rocks three solid breakfast sandwiches (The Mini is a fried egg and cheese on an English Muffin, while you can also load your breakfast up on a bagel) but the one that draws the raves is their Breakfast Club. This impressive stacked sandwich includes fried egg, bacon, ham, lettuce, tomato, and cheese on toast. Make sure you order latte, and check out their Instagram-worthy latte art.

Address: 6407 Bowness Road NW
Instagram: @cadence_coffee

Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich at Pie Cloud

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While it’s always best to save room for dessert at Pie Cloud, if it happens to be where you’re kicking your day off, you can get your hands on their Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich. It’s got a pair of fresh scrambled eggs covered with melted cheese, topped with bacon, and tucked into their buttermilk biscuit. Go over the top and add a side of sausage gravy for a hearty breakfast savoury treat.

Address: 314 D 10th Street NW
Instagram@pie_cloud

January 13, 2017 – Editor’s note: Pie Cloud announced on January 10 that they have permanently closed. More details here.

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BELT Sandwich from MARKET

Because MARKET uses locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, its menu is constantly changing, but the brunch is consistently delicious and memorable. This BELT made with thick bacon, eggs, and crisp lettuce between two thick slices of house-made potato bread is no exception.

Address: 718 17th Avenue SW
Instagram: @marketcalgary

Breakfast sandwiches at Sidewalk Citizen East Village

The menu is always changing at Sidewalk Citizen, and their Simmons Building location serves up drool-worthy breakfast sammies, always using fresh seasonal ingredients with eggs on their beautiful buttery brioche buns.

Address: Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE
Instagram: @sidewalkcitizen

Hillhurst Breakfast Sammy at Dairy Lane Cafe

Make a meal of it at Dairy Lane Cafe and their Hillhurst Breakfast Sammy. This big guy is made with a couple of farm fresh eggs, naturally cured bacon, and Sylvan Star aged cheddar on Engel’s sourdough bread, with lettuce, tomato, and mayo and sweet pepper hash.

Address: 319 – 19 Street NW
Instagram: @Dairylane_yyc

Breakfast sandwich at Rosso Coffee Roasters


Beautiful coffee is a given at Rosso’s chic but cozy Calgary cafes, but if you’re looking for something to sink your teeth into in the morning, their breakfast sandwich, served on a cheddar biscuit, is an absolute must-order. (PS, if it’s Stampede time, you’ll want to get their pulled pork breakfast sandwich.)

Address: Multiple locations; check website for details
Instagram: @rossocoffeeroasters

Open-faced Avocado Sandwich from The Bro’Kin Yolk

This sandwich is vegetarian, gluten free, and amazing. It consists of avocado, tomato, a sunnyside up egg, and a balsamic reduction drizzle on 9 grain toast with basil arugula puree.

Address: #130, 12580 Symon Valley Road NW
Instagram: @brokinyolk

With files from Hanna McLean


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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA.

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