Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and these restaurants are sure to give you the start you need. We break down the best breakfast spots in Calgary and if you think we missed one of your favourites, let us know and we’ll be sure to check it out.
Best breakfast spots in Calgary
One of Calgary’s favourite local restaurants is OEB Breakfast Co. Be ready for long lineups, but trust us – it’s worth the wait. Chef Mauro Martina had a dream of creating the ultimate breakfast experience and he does this by cooking with natural and local ingredients. They have raised their own flock of chickens since the fall of 2010 and they produce free run, dark yolk, Omega 3 eggs. Their breads are made every morning by their European chef and are all-natural with no added preservatives. Explore OBE Breakfast CO for yourself.
Where: 824 Edmonton Tr. NE, Calgary
Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is a cozy restaurant to create memories with friends and family. At Corbeaux Bakehouse, their aim is to serve simple, fresh and high quality foods. It’s inspired by communal eateries in Europe and other cosmopolitan locales. Their bread is baked fresh everyday and they pride themselves on small production ancient grains and local ingredients.
Where: 730 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Hours: Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Weekends from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This little diner will throw you back in time. Its atmosphere and food (like their Eggs Benedict, Montreal Smoked Meat Omelet and pancakes) are reasons why people keep coming back for more.
Where: 2008 33rd Ave. S.W. (Marda Loop) Calgary, AB
Hours: Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This cozy little café takes time and care in preparing their food. They believe in serving fresh local ingredients, and also love to share their food with the community. They are supporters of the non-profit organization Mealshare, a group that makes it easier to share with those in need. So you can feel great enjoying your meal by also knowing that someone in need will be enjoying theirs too.
Where: 319 19th Street NW, Calgary
Hours: Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Weekends from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus, on the North of Glenmore, is locally owned and features authentic Holland cooking. They are known worldwide for their Dutch Pancake “Pannenkoek.” Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus is unique because it is the only one that is trained to use a particular method to create their pancakes.
Where: 2439 54th Ave. SW, Calgary
What: Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Closed Monday and Tuesday
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This retro diner is designed to look like it’s from the ’50s where the weekends are busy and there’s always fun to be had. The food is unique with items like the Johnnycake with berry compote, Eggs and Urban Baker’s chocolate sourdough French toast with grilled bananas. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family.
Where: 804 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary
When: Daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New to the Calgary food scene, Buttermilk is a welcome addition since the city does not have a restaurant where the main focus is waffles. Calgarians will have to come eat breakfast and enjoy the simplicity of a beautiful waffle. Their waffles are large and light, with a crispy interior and their toppings vary according to the season.
Where: 330 17 Ave SW, Calgary
When: Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.