There’s nothing quite like a hearty brunch with your favorite people to wrap up the weekend. Gathering around plates of waffles, fried eggs, and mimosas is the perfect way to spend a Sunday. Here’s your complete guide to the best brunch spots in Edmonton, along with the best dishes at each place. No matter if you’re craving something sweet or savory for brunch, you’ll find it at one of these incredible restaurants.
Culina Mill Creek
If you’ve been thinking of stopping by Culina Mill Creek, make your plans ASAP. The owners will be closing the extremely successful restaurant this Fall to focus on other ventures. Their brunch options span from a healthy bowl of yogurt and granola to a hearty plate of meat and eggs. And as we near the end of Summer, a spot on their patio for weekend brunch is close to perfect. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What to order: The Double BLT comes stacked high with crispy bacon, tomato chutney, and parmesan. Pair this with a split plate of Bourbon Apple Fritters for a truly indulgent brunch.
Located on busy Jasper Avenue, De Dutch serves up traditional Dutch dishes in a modern setting. They’re known for their thin pancakes, or pannekoeken, topped with sweet fruits and sauces, but their savory dishes are equally as impressive. There’s nothing incredibly outlandish on their menu, but you can’t go wrong with any of their egg sandwiches.
What to order: The smoked salmon and brie toastie is a cross between a breakfast grilled cheese and a lox bagel, served with crunchy chips. Of course, any of their pannekoeken are also wonderful. But fair warning, they’re the size of a dinner plate! Be sure and come hungry.
Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 1943 has taught The Sugarbowl a thing or two about a delicious meal. This place has evolved from a burger joint, to a coffee house, into the friendly neighborhood pub that University residents frequent today. On Saturday and Sunday, they serve up a brunch menu that includes huevos rancheros and chicken and waffles, and of course – The Sugarbowl’s famous cinnamon rolls.
What to order: The Sugarbowl Benny swaps out the traditional English muffin for grilled corn bread. Order this and split a massive cinnamon roll with your friends (or don’t – we won’t tell!)
With a name like MEAT, you know any meal that highlights bacon is bound to be delicious. This is one of the heaviest brunch options you can find, as MEAT specializes in Southern American favorites like smoked meats, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and of course – a good, late morning bourbon Caesar.
What to order: The buttermilk fried chicken and waffles isn’t the fanciest presentation around, but it more than makes up for it in flavor. And if your dining partner orders anything with a side of their hashbrowns, be sure to snag a bite!
If you’re looking for a bit fancier way to spend your Sunday brunch, The Creperie is the place to be. Their brunch offers a set-price menu where you choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $27.95. The menu isn’t just crepes – their omelettes and other brunch plates are worth the trip, too.
What to order: The crepe a la reine is a unique and delicious brunch option, made with chicken and veal in a wine-cream sauce.
As our city’s food scene has grown, Edmonton has fully embraced the brunch craze. There are tons of options nestled into every neighborhood in the city. Whether you’re looking for a casual spot to nurse your hangover, or a nicer option to take a date on a Sunday morning, you can find it in Edmonton. If you’ve been thinking of making the move to Edmonton, the city’s food scene is just one more reason to add to your list. If you’re visiting or thinking of moving to Edmonton, stop by The Hendrix and say hello! We’d love to show you around.
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