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7 Best Brunch Restaurants in Calgary, Alberta

7 Best Brunch Restaurants in Calgary, Alberta

I always love hitting up the best brunch spots in any new city I visit, and you’ll find plenty of awesome breakfast restaurants in Calgary.

Calgary is actually a pretty great city for foodies, if you’re big on visiting restaurants and food spots when you travel!

Whether you’re looking for a classic eggs benedict or an elevated breakfast poutine, you’ll definitely love visiting these breakfast and brunch spots in Calgary.

Here are some of the best brunch restaurants to visit in Calgary, Alberta!

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Hotels in Calgary

Looking for somewhere to stay during your trip to Calgary? Here are some of the best hotels in Calgary:

  • The Alt Hotel is an eco-friendly 3 star hotel located right in the middle of downtown Calgary, in the East Village neighbourhood. It’s a quick walk over to the Bow River, where you can do all kinds of fun activities during the warmer months.
  • Hotel Arts is a beautiful and modern 4 star hotel in Calgary’s trendy Beltline neighbourhood, and there’s an indoor pool, outdoor pool, and fitness centre.
  • The Fairmont Palliser is a 4 star hotel located right in the heart of downtown Calgary, right beside the Calgary Tower. The rooms are a little more traditional, but the indoor pool is absolutely incredible.
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Tours & activities in Calgary

Spending all your time in downtown Calgary? You might enjoy these tours and activities:

  • Floating down the Bow River is one of the top activities to do in downtown Calgary, and you can choose between different rafts depending on the size of your party (including your pets!)
  • If you’re looking to explore Calgary with a guide, you might enjoy this 60-minute guided segway tour that takes you around the Bow River (or the longer 90-minute version).
  • Another great guided tour in Calgary is this vintage sidecar motorcycle tour, where you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of Calgary while riding alongside your own driver!
  • This self-guided GPS walking tour is another fun option, and you can explore downtown Calgary while listening to the tour guide speak on your phone.

Looking to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains while in Calgary? Try one of these guided day tours:

Best breakfast & brunch restaurants in Calgary

Brunch at Queens Breakfast & Cocktails in Calgary, Alberta

Queens Breakfast & Cocktails

Queens is a beautiful and romantic brunch spot that’s especially perfect for dates.

We didn’t try any of the cocktails as we weren’t feelin’ it at 9 in the morning, but the Cappuccino and Latte were fantastic, and even came with adorable little soft serve cups.

We both got the Queens Breakfast, which came with eggs, bacon, chorizo, lemon ricotta pancakes, and potatoes.

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The bacon and chorizo were out of this world, and the lemon ricotta pancakes were amaze.

Be sure to ask for hot sauce as well – they brought out a locally-made one called Ouchie Mama from Crystal’s Can Co, and it was so dang good.

If you are in the mood for an alcoholic drank, they’ve got plenty of amazing breakfast cocktails to have with your meal!

LOCATION: 3927 Edmonton Trail, Calgary, AB

Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro

Monki is a super nice brunch spot in Calgary, and they’ve got two locations in the Beltline and Inglewood neighbourhoods.

They’ve got super unique dishes like their Cookies & Cream French Toast, Brisket Poutine, and Pancake Breakfast Tacos.

They also make their own hot sauces, which is cool!

LOCATION: Various locations

Yellow Door Bistro

Yellow Door is another super cute bistro located inside Hotel Arts.

They’ve got some pretty unique breakfast and brunch dishes, like their Cubano Pork Eggs Benedict and their Charred Broccoli & Ricotta Omelet.

They’ve got regular breakfast daily, and also have both a la carte brunch and a brunch buffet on weekends.

If you visit for brunch on the weekend, you can enjoy their Mimosas and Beermosas!

LOCATION: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Fried chicken & pancakes breakfast at Blue Star Diner in Calgary, Alberta

Blue Star Diner

Blue Star is a cool diner serving up elevated comfort foods, and they’re located in Bridgeland, Calgary’s ~hipster~ neighbourhood.

They source their ingredients locally, and they even have an entire page on their website listing every single one of their local suppliers.

Try their Huevos Rancheros or their Fried Chicken & Pancakes!

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The interior feels like an upscale diner, and they’ve got a super cute patio out front (that’s pet-friendly!)

LOCATION: 809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB

The Beltliner

The Beltliner is an aesthetically-pleasing modern diner, and they’re all about local and seasonal ingredients in their old school diner dishes.

Go with something classic like the Smoked Salmon + Avocado Benedict or Chicken + Waffles, or try something different like their Shakshuka or Brown Butter Waffles.

If you’re looking for something quick, they also have a small to-go coffee counter with breakfast sandwiches and house-made pastries.

Fun fact: it’s named after a streetcar that used to run down the same street they’re on!

LOCATION: 243 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB


It was actually Brekkie’s bubble tea pancakes that caught my eye on Instagram, and they’ve got plenty of unique dishes on the menu worth trying.

From the Caribbean Jerk Chicken Benny, to the Pina Colada Pancakes, to the Korean BBQ Short Rib Poutine, they’ve got all kinds of fun international takes on brunch staples.

They’ve got a gorgeous and colourful space with plenty of patio seating out front as well!

LOCATION: 20 Westpark Link SW #130, Calgary, AB

OEB Breakfast in Calgary, Alberta

OEB Breakfast Co.

If you’re looking to grab some fantastic brunch in the city, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to OEB Breakfast Co.

OEB is a Calgary-based breakfast chain with locations in Canada and the U.S., and they’ve been around for over a decade.

They have a large menu with all kinds of unique spins on classic brunch dishes, and you’ll literally want to try everything.

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Try their Canadian Lobster & Shrimp Crêpe, Confit de Canard Breakfast Poutine, or their Holy Crab Egg Benny!

LOCATION: Various locations

Best brunch in Calgary:

  1. Queens Breakfast & Cocktails
  2. Monki Breakfastclub & Bistro
  3. Yellow Door Bistro
  4. Blue Star Diner
  5. The Beltliner
  6. Brekkie
  7. OEB Breakfast Co.

These were some of the best and cutest brunch restaurants to eat at in Calgary!

What are the best Calgary breakfast and brunch restaurants you’ve tried? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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