Everyone gets excited for the weekend. Sleeping in, having no plans, binging your favourite Netflix show, seeing your friends, and heading out for brunch are just a few things that Edmontonions do every Saturday and Sunday.
While it’s no surprise that brunch has become a popular activity – mimosas and waffles before lunch? Sign us up! – there’s certainly a few spots in Edmonton that are truly the bees knees when it comes to the sacred activity of brunching. Here are our top five picks for the best places to get brunch in Edmonton:
District Café is the top choice among the most discerning brunch goer in Edmonton. The space was once known for its incredible coffee and baked goods but has since been renovated to accommodate brunch service on the weekends only. Expect new takes on your classic favourites.
One of the best items on the menu is the waffle benny. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Imagine eggs benedict on a waffle instead of the mainstay English muffin. The result is an explosion of flavours and textures you will be dreaming about for the week to come. Combined with the crispy bacon and house-made hollandaise, you don’t want to miss this dish. District also takes a new spin on some of the classic brunch cocktails with an Aperol mimosa and a hair-of-the-dog “beer-mosa” as well. Get the early and avoid the lines!
Under the High Wheel
Known for its long lines and wait times, Under the High Wheel is a rare gem that’s actually worth the wait. Besides, no one goes out for brunch when they’re in a rush. You’re there to relax, unwind and start the weekend off right. Serving British classics like bangers and mash as well as a spectacular brined chicken and waffles with a maple hollandaise, this brunch spot offers spectacular, thoughtful fare that will impress – you just have to be prepared to wait.
This beloved brunch spot is known for creating seasonal fare that favours local and regional ingredients. The menu has a variety of savoury options with just a few catering to the sweet tooth, but don’t worry, everything here is still packed with amazing flavour.
Huge floor-to-ceiling windows let in a ton of natural light, creating a bright and fresh ambiance, while the communal harvest table encourages socializing and having a great time, which is what brunch is all about, right?
Although the menu changes with the season, Workshop has a few mainstays that have quickly become local favourites. The Huevos Benedicto offer another fresh take on eggs benny with ancho hollandaise and a jalapeno cheddar cornbread. Try the fried chicken waffle and PB&J French toast to satisfy all your brunch cravings.
As one of the newer spots on this list, Café Linnea is not yet as beloved as some of our other picks, but its reputation is certainly on the rise. Known for combining French and Scandinavian fare, this is the place to go if you’re feeling adventurous about trying new things. Non-foodies might get hung up on some of the menu items (the fig and cheese galette or choucroute garnie might leave you scratching your head), but no matter what you order, you can expect it to be delicious and fresh.
They also serve high tea for special occasions and most of these events sell out fast. If you’re in the mood for eating at home, you can also purchase select items from their take-home service, which includes the sourdough loaf, custom mustard sausage, and house smoked bacon.
This is a classic joint that many Edmontonions love for brunch. Although, don’t be fooled, you can expect more than just eggs and toast. Features like crispy pork belly, lemon blueberry ricotta flapjacks, and their famous Huevos Canteenos are just a few of the menu items that will knock your socks off. The drink menu is also just as varied. Whether you’re in the mood for some Ace Coffee or if you prefer a boozy brunch with sparkling cocktails or spicy Caesar’s, there’s something for you. If you’re looking for a casual dining experience with a friendly ambiance and tasty flair, look no further than Canteen.
Do you have a favourite brunch spot in Edmonton? As the popularity of brunch continues to grow, expect to see more spots pop up in the area, perhaps even right in your neighbourhood! To learn more about Edmonton’s best communities and the real estate options available, contact Ryan Dutka Real Estate Solutions today at 780-988-0001.