To make the most of your weekend in Alberta’s capital city, brunch in Edmonton has to happen! Whether you’re looking for a swanky downtown breakfast spot, a family-friendly location or a small-plate option, Edmonton has it all.
Brunch in Edmonton
There are so many scrumptious choices for brunch in Edmonton that are (dare we say?) equal to or perhaps a smidge better than brunch options in Calgary. These delicious options are spread out across Edmonton, so no matter where you’re situated, you won’t have to go far to find your new favourite.
Located in atmospheric Old Strathcona, Pip is a brunch staple for many Edmontonians. They offer brunch every day from 9 am to 3pm. Their brunch menu is comprised mainly of eggs, toast, breakfast bowls and sandwiches. They also offer some intriguing breakfast cocktails that aren’t reserved for the weekend.
Dining at Pip is first-come, first-served but they do have a Yelp waitlist. You can dine in or pick up from Pip in Old Strathcona at 10403 83 Ave.
Meat is the sister restaurant to Pip, and they specialize in providing an authentic BBQ experience. And yes, that does include a BBQ brunch! This locally owned and operated smokehouse offers brunch on the weekends from 11 am to 2pm.
The brunch menu features your typical breakfast food with a BBQ twist, like the Beef Brisket Benny, the Southern Benny and a variety of hashes. The restaurant also offers gluten-free options.
Meat doesn’t take reservations, but you can take your chances at 8216 104 Street.
The Sugarbowl is one of the most popular brunch destinations in Edmonton. It’s been around since 1943, first as a burger joint, then a coffee shop and now a neighbourhood pub and bistro. Sugarbowl serves breakfast 7 days a week and offers a large assortment of traditional breakfast foods. Their specialty is a cinnamon bun the size of your head.
Sugarbowl is located in Old Strathcona (10922- 88th Avenue), right beside the University of Alberta. They don’t take reservations, and it can get quite busy, so show up in advance of hangry pains setting in.
Sugarbowl has been featured on the Food Network show: You Gotta Eat Here, so you know it’ll be worth the wait.
Canteen offers their scrumptious brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. They offer a wide breakfast assortment, including a Dutch baby pancake, breakfast sandwich, pork belly, breakfast poutine and more.
Want to start with something small? Check out the sugar bacon, waffle stix or maple sage sausage. Canteen also has a large variety of drinks including cocktails and premium sodas.
Online reservations are available, and they also offer curb side pick-up.
More than a delectable brunch spot, the owners of Tiramisu Bistro are also behind Lift Me Up Market and have catering options. In terms of brunch, you can dine in from 9am to 1pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm on weekends.
Tiramisu offers a large assortment of bowls and sandwiches, bennys, toast, eggs and gluten-free options.
Right now, Tiramisu Bistro also serves up brunch in their charming, Igloo-like outdoor tents. Up to 6 guests can be seated inside the igloos, granting you covered, outdoor dining. Tiramisu is located at 10754- 124 Street.
Central Social Hall
Central Social Hall offers not one, but TWO different types of brunch! The first is an everyday, all-day brunch option offering either the Central Breakfast Sandwich or The Cure (a pimped out poutine with shoestring fries, red wine gravy, avocado, bacon and oh the list goes on!).
Then there’s the weekend and holiday brunch available from 10am to 3pm, with plenty more options including bennys, skillets and waffles.
Central also offers breakfast cocktails, a kids menu, plus GF and vegan options. We love how they support local suppliers and thankfully, reservations are available.
This cute café is located in La Cite Francophone and offers classic French breakfast options like omelettes, tartine and an elevated breakfast poutine. Café Bicyclette also dishes up lovely salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Brunch begins at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, but if you’re more in the mood for dinner, be sure to check out their autumn concert series. We love it here anytime of day! You can find Café Bicyclette at 8627 91 Street.
Part café, part general store and event space, Little Brick is 100% charming, set snuggly within the River Valley. The café serves up usual breakfast suspects, as well as soup and toast. They also offer oodles of hot drinks and cocktails.
This beautiful little home is open from 8am to 4pm every day at 10004 90 Street NW. Reservations aren’t available during café hours.
High Level Diner
A staple since Jody’s university days, the High Level Diner offers a large assortment of breakfast options, especially when it comes to eggs benedict. I mean, who doesn’t want to try the Miss Piggy Benedict? Vegans are sure to appreciate house-made cashew cheez (delish on rancheros) and there’s a children’s menu.
Be forewarned: you probably won’t be able to leave without sampling their infamous cinnamon bun. (Get it with caramel bourbon sauce!)
High Level doesn’t take reservations for brunch. This sophisticated diner style eatery is located at 10912 88 Ave NW.
Under the High Wheel
Traditional breakfast with a twist is what you’ll find at Under the High Wheel. They use seasonal and sustainable ingredients from local farms, and you’ll find quite a few gluten-free options, even crepes! They also offer a brunch happy hour and an early bird special.
Brunch is served from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, 9am to 4pm on Monday/Tuesday and 8am to 3:30pm from Wednesday-Saturday. Find Under the High Wheel at 8135 102 Street.
Juniper Café & Bistro
If you have any dietary restrictions, you’ll want to dine at Juniper Café & Bistro. The café uses local ingredients and caters to people who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or keto. There are loads of breakfast options, including our favourite, starting the morning off with a warm scone slathered with honey/lavender butter.
Juniper is open from 9am to 4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. There’s plenty of seating, but if you aren’t in the mood for lingering, simply grab a coffee and a pastry from the front. Visit them at 9514 87 Street NW.
Workshop Eatery prides themselves on offering a cozy atmosphere and a small, yet intentional menu with as many local ingredients as possible. Their brunch mostly consists of egg options, as well as a chicken waffle, hash and some sweet selections.
Brunch here on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Workshop is located at 2003 91 Street SW.
Wildfreds is a new spot for brunch located in the Brewery District (10429 121 Street NW). They have three main breakfast options: the smashed avo sandwich, hot maple chicken sandwich and the egg & morty. They also offer a bananas foster cinnybun and two brunch cocktails.
The restaurant is open from 9 am to 2pm on the weekend for a family-friendly, casual brunches. Currently, they don’t take reservations.
OEB is a Canadian chain that sports a large menu with classic options, retro blue plate specials, poutines, bennys, scram-blettes and sandwiches. Their sweet options consist of Belgian waffles, French toast and crepes. Anyone gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian will find something for them.
We recommend the not so boring brioche French toast or the pier0gies and duck. One things for certain, we always save room for those little duck fat fried potatoes!
You can find OEB at their 124th Street location (56-10240 124 Street) or the Kelly Ramsey location (10174 100A Street).
De Dutch has everything that you might want out of a Dutch brunch. Their large brunch menu includes omelettes, breakfast platters, Dutch bennys and the star of the show: sweet or savoury pannekoeks!
De Dutch is open from Monday to Friday from 7am to 2pm and from 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are available online.
Cora is a Canadian staple for family breakfast. The menu has so many options, everything from eggs to crepes to waffles to sandwiches and gluten-free options. If you prefer your brunch to be on the sweeter side, go for the strawberry waffle. If your tastes run more towards savoury, try the smoked salmon eggs benny.
Cora doesn’t take reservations and it can get busy. (And noisy with all the kids.) Luckily there are multiple locations in Edmonton including Clareview, Currents of Windermere, Gateway, Kensington Crossing, West Point and downtown.
Did we miss a spot? Where’s your favourite place to go for brunch in Edmonton?
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