Seven Can't-Miss Calgary Brunch Spots

Our teams shares their fave places in the city 

Ah, brunch. Who doesn’t love a lazy, late-morning meal, sipping mimosas and indulging in decadent breakfast concoctions? We’re certainly fans of this leisurely meal, and since our offices are located in Calgary, we decided to share our favourite brunch places in the city.

Here are our top picks: 

"When I’m craving brunch, I head straight to OEB on Edmonton Trail. The weekend lineup out the door is completely worth it—no other hollandaise compares to chef and owner Mauro Martina’s homemade batch. OEB raises its own free-range chickens and serves handmade bread and locally sourced meats." —Alyssa Quirico, editorial intern

"As a proud Bridgelander you’ll often find me having a leisurely brunch at Blue Star Diner. I love this neighbourhood gem with amazing locally sourced food. My go-to is the smoked salmon eggs Benny, but I'm often tempted by the specials—I once had a breakfast flatbread pizza that I still dream about." —Sara Samson, assistant editor

"The Lake House is the perfect location for Sunday brunch. Overlooking Lake Bonavista through large glass windows, the décor (just as tantalizing as the food) has a rustic elegance that makes you feel like you are outside of the city at a lakeside resort. It’s hard to pass up the Lake House Eggs Benedict, but if you have a sweet tooth, try the banana bread French toast with dulce de leche mousse paired with a mimosa." —Kristin Papillon, WestJet editor

"I love an occasional, low-key weekend brunch with friends at Brasserie, in Kensington. The atmosphere is relaxed, the menu is creative and the food is sinfully rich and delicious. Try the croque madame (my favourite) or the breakfast poutine." —Jill Foran, editor

"My go-to brunch spot is the Yellow Door Bistro for a half grapefruit followed by the veggie omelet with a side of smoked salmon and some gluten-free toast. I love the quirky décor of weatherworn shutters mounted on the walls coupled with the mix of seating from cozy love-seat sofas and banquettes to individual cocoon-style chairs." —Diane Bolt, editorial assistant 

"The weekend brunch at The Oak Room in The Fairmont Palliser hotel is a favourite of mine—there's something romantic about this historic hotel. During brunch the air is filled with the smell of fresh waffles, and the chocolate fountain always calls my name. You really can't imagine how delightful your next bite will be; just remember to pace yourself." —Anna Russo, office manager 

"Diner Deluxe is a long-standing classic for brunch in Calgary, but its reputation is well-deserved. Funky, retro décor, a central location (plus a new second location in Aspen Landing!) and really, really good food make it a perennial winner. The maple fried oatmeal with vanilla bean cream is a perfect example of how this resto puts a whimsical spin on comfort food." —Pam Fieber, managing editor