For those of us that brunch often, it’s easy to get into a pattern of heading to the same places, and ordering the same dishes.
If this describes your brunching habits, then we have a solution to your problem – a list of fresh spots and drool-worthy items to try this season in YYC.
Here are nine brunches to try this fall in Calgary.
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1. S’mores and Nutella French toast from Cleaver
Cleaver offers weekend brunch from 10 am to 1:45 pm. This spot makes a sinfully sweet spin on French toast, made with thick cut, rich challah bread dripping in Nutella and maple syrup, and finally topped with a torched marshmallow. Served with fresh strawberries and stacked sky high – starting your day with this is a no-brainer.
Address: 524 17 Avenue SW
2. Unlimited pastries from The Deane House
No, you’re not dreaming. On weekends from 10 am to 3 pm you can eat all the freshly baked pastries from Captain Deane’s pantry that your heart desires for $10.
Address: 806 9 Avenue SE
3. Croque Madame from Elbow Room
This toasted focaccia fantasy-wich is filled with roasted pork loin and fior di latte then smothered in creamy fontina mornay sauce. This dish is finished with a drizzle of white truffle honey and then topped with a sunny side up egg.
Address: 802 49 Avenue SW
4. Mushroom eggs benny from Vendome Café
It’s a classic and it’s damn delicious. The medley of mixed forest mushrooms is coated in a green peppercorn cream sauce and hollandaise, on a crusty bread that holds it all up, along with the perfectly poached egg on top. Served with your choice of hash or salad, this benny has our hearts for sure.
Address: 920 2 Avenue NW
5. The magic mushroom burger from Bridges on First
It starts with a seven ounce succulent wagyu beef patty stacked with portobellinis, lettuce, crisp bacon, Boursin cheese, and a drizzle of truffle aioli on a white bun. Served with a side of hash, wash this bad boy down with one of 12 craft beers on tap.
Address: 825 1 Avenue NE
6. The St. Jacque galette from Suzette Bistro
You’ve got double the chance to eat with the second Suzette Bistro location that opened this summer in Britannia. Suzette’s savoury buckwheat galette has sautéed leeks and mushrooms, glazed with a velouté sauce, and is topped with dreamy seared scallops.
Address: Mission, 2210 4 Street SW
Address: Britannia, 829 49 Avenue SW
7. The brunch buffet at Yellow Door Bistro
This weekend brunch buffet is perfect for the person who doesn’t know whether they want something sweet or savoury. Here you can have it all and eat all you want from an assortment of delicious pastries, sausages, potato hash, and eggs.
Address: 119 12 Avenue SW
8. Brioche French toast from River Café
River Café has a brunch menu that’ll have you wanting to come back every weekend. A must-have is their French toast made with pan-fried fluffy brioche bread. This dish rests on a bed of Vancouver Island Sea Salt caramel and is finished with Okanagan cherries and chewy oats.
Address: 25 Prince’s Island Park
9. Breakfast pizza from Block Kitchen and Bar
Serving brunch from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily, Block Kitchen and Bar makes getting your hands on their breakfast pizza easy. Made with crispy potato, bacon, Sriracha, green onion, and topped with a sunny side up egg.
Address: 2411 4 Street NW