Where to Brunch in Edmonton
Where to Brunch in Edmonton
Posted on March 2, 2017
Whether you're a socialite meeting up with friends, or you're a weekend
warrior leveraging food to recover from a night of heavy drinking, you can't
deny the power of a good brunch. For those in the Edmonton area, there's a vast
array of locations where you can eat, chat, and possibly take in a little
"hair of the dog."
With its artsy décor, hipster vibe, and
monstrous selection of over 160 craft beers, Sugarbowl is a local
favorite. Brunch is served weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. off a small but
powerful brunch menu that includes oats, omelets, chicken & waffles, and
French toast. Favourites include the SugarBowl Benny featuring back
bacon, potatoes, béchamel, and grilled corn bread.
The huevos rancheros are a zesty hit amongst patrons
as well. Be sure to arrive early to grab one of their famous cinnamon buns, as
they often run out before closing time.
This Gold Medal-winning eatery has earned Avenue Magazine's "Top Brunch
in Edmonton" award, and for good reason. Eggs Benedict is their specialty
and Wildflower serves it in several different ways. Some of their more
celebrated offerings include the Brioche Bread Pudding French
toast, quiche Lorraine, and their selection of homemade French
pastries. Wildflower provides a more upscale dining experience, but diners
insist that the laid-back atmosphere and dedicated wait staff makes it worth
the price. Brunch is served Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Highlevel calls itself a diner, but don't expect gum-smacking
waitresses and checkered tile here. As its name
suggests, Highlevel is an upscale destination with tasteful décor,
dark wood interior, and hanging art glass. Brunch begins at 8:30 a.m.,
ending at 1 p.m. Sundays and noon on Saturdays and holidays. You'll find many
classics here such as breakfast pastries, hot cereal, quiche,
and eggs Benedict. Homestyle cooking is what they're known for,
and even their ketchup is homemade. Many vegan and gluten-free options are
available, and they use a separate toaster for their gluten-free bread.
There may be some long wait times if you're not early enough, and
parking has been known to be a bit of a challenge here, but De Dutch
is worth these minor hassles. They feature huge portions, clean and
simple décor, and specialty Dutch pancakes known as
"pannekoeken" in both sweet and savory varieties. These massive
crepe-like creations are 37 inches in circumference, 12 inches in diameter, and
miles of delicious.
Everyone agrees that De Dutch slings the best hash in town and that
everything is better with DeBakon, their Dutch version of Canadian back bacon.
If you like what you see and taste (and you will), consider joining their
club. De Dutch has but one restaurant in Edmonton, but if you're ever
visiting Vancouver, several other locations can be enjoyed there.
Folks in Edmonton know how to brunch hard. The only challenge is picking a
restaurant from the top-notch selection of eateries in the area. Have a great
meal, and don't forget the mimosas!