Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well, at these Calgary restaurants, it’s all about shining when you rise–even if you’re up early and need someone else to do the cooking. Check out these nine great weekday breakfast spots (some with two locations) that are all open at 7:30 am or earlier.
Open since 1950, this West Hillhurst restaurant tags themselves as being “homegrown and homemade.” Sourcing from local farmers and suppliers, Dairy Lane focuses on sustainability and community. Order a Benny or one of their playful breakfast tostadas.
Address: 319 19 Street NW
Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am to 9 pm, Weekends 8 am to 9 pm
It’s all-day breakfast at the Galaxie Diner, but they also happen to open up at 7 am every day, in case you are an early bird. Also, “bottomless hashbrowns” may just be enough to tempt you to head there first thing in the morning.
Address: 1413 11th Street SW
Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 7 am to 4 pm
At Bumpy’s they say their “oven is full from morning ’til night, just like Grandma’s,” and if you happen to need to eat at 6:30 a.m. during the week, they’re open to serve. From “soul-warming” oatmeal to a Breakfast Panini or Wrap, Quiche, smoothies, or muffins and scones, Bumpy’s is a great early option.
Address: 1040 8th Street SW
Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday 7:30 am to 4 pm, Sunday 8 am to 3:30 pm
With two locations ready to serve you up some of the signature breakfast eats, Holy Grill (open weekdays at 7:30 a.m.) is a great choice for an early brekkie out. Go big with their Brunch Burger, or keep it light with their South Beach Benedict.
Address: 444 5th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-454-HOLY (4659)
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm (Closed weekends)
Address: 827 10th Avenue SW
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
The Edmonton Trail location of Diner Deluxe is open at 7:30 am daily (their Aspen Landing location opens at 8 am) and offers a tempting menu of made-from-scratch comfort eats. Go on a sweet adventure with their Maple Fried Oatmeal, or keep it Canadian with their Breakfast Poutine. They also have hearty skillets, veggie options, omelettes, and Huevos Rancheros.
Address: 804 Edmonton Trail NE
Hours: Daily 7:30 am to 3 pm
With a running tally of “eggs cracked” on their site, you gotta know that OEB, aka “Overeasy Breakfast” takes the morning meal seriously. In fact, they’re so serious about it, they have two large barns dedicated to the production of OEB’s own free run, Omega 3 eggs. Get them in an impressive assortment of Bennies, in three-egg “Scram-Blettes,” or their calling card “Soul in a Bowl” selections.
Address: 824 Edmonton Trail NE
Phone: 403-278-EGGS (3447)
Hours: Daily 7 am to 3 pm
New kid The Beltliner has really taken classic diner style to a whole new level of chic. They open up at 7 am weekdays to cook up their beloved Benedicts, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Merguez N Eggs, and Stuffed French Toast using seasonal, local ingredients.
Address: 243 12th Avenue SW
Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am to 10 pm, Saturday 8 am to 10 pm, and Sunday 8 am to 4 pm
Run by a duo of Alberta-born brothers, The Bro’kin Yolk (get it?) started sizzling up daytime eats in 2014. They’re open every day from 7 am to 3 pm serving eclectic fare with farm-to-table ingredients, like frittatas, breakfast poutine, four tantalizing Eggs Benny options, and sweet delights like Baked Apple Pie Waffle or French Toast Fondue.
Address: #130, 12580 Symon Valley Road NW.
Hours: 7 am to 3 pm daily
It’s breakfast all day, every day at Red’s Diner’s two locations, Red’s on 4th and Red’s in Ramsay. How does Pulled Pork Stuffed French sound? They’ve got Hash plates, pancakes and crepes, Bennies, and a ton of “classics” to enjoy–and both locations open at 7 am every day.
Address: 1415 4th Street SW
Address: 1101 8th Street SE
Hours: Daily 7 am to 4 pm