Everyone knows that brunch is definitely the best meal ever invented. It's an excuse to make it seem totally normal that you just woke up at 11 a.m. and are only eating breakfast now. From poached eggs and bacon to waffles and pancakes and everything in between, brunch definitely serves up some of the tastiest dishes.
If you're looking to get out and about before noon with the gal pals next weekend and class things up over mimosas and eggs benny, then this is the perfect list for you. Little do these brunch restaurants know that you just rolled out of bed ten minutes ago... Here are 11 of the most bougie brunch spots in Calgary that will make you feel more like Audrey Hepburn than the overtired slightly hungover human that probably you are:
Where: 940 2 Ave NW
This European inspired coffee shop serves up absolutely gorgeous brunch dishes as well. They also have the perfect sunny patio to compliment your sunny-side-up eggs!
Where: 804 Edmonton Trail NE // 350 Aspen Glen Landing SW #104
This super modern, super aesthetic restaurant has two locations, and use fresh local ingredients to cook up some tasty eats. My recommendation: their breakfast poutine. Yes, it exists. Yes, it's amazing.
Redwater Rustic Grille
Where: 9223 Macleod Trail SW and 114-326 Aspen Glen Landing SW
This fine dining restaurant serves Sunday brunch that is absolutely delectable. Their aspen location has gorgeous lakeside views and their eggs are cooked perfectly every time.
Yellow Door Bistro
Where: 119 12 Ave SW
The food at this bistro are honestly works of art. I mean c'mon, this pancake is prettier than any person I've ever met. So much care and attention is put into each individual dish, your IG is about to be lit.
The Lake House
Where: 747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE
This spot is so gorgeous that weddings are often held here (that's how you know its A+ quality). The rustic interior is absolutely stunning and will make you feel like you're on vacation.
Dairy Lane Café
Where: 319 19 St NW
This wholesome café focuses on farm fresh and local ingredients to ensure your dining experience is as fresh and delicious as possible. They also serve up some amazing cocktails if you're heading here later on in the day!
OEB Breakfast Co.
Where: 110-2207 4 St SW, 825 1 Ave NE, and 110-222 5 Ave SW
This Calgary staple has such a large variety of breakfast and brunch options that you will probably spend about 15 minutes trying to decide just what dish you are going to indulge in.
NOtaBLE - The Restaurant
Where: 4611 Bowness Rd NW
This upscale weekend brunch spot is the type of restaurant that you would take your SO's parents to try to impress them with your sophistication. Their dishes are exceptional, especially their carrot cake french toast!
Where: 1131 Kensington Rd NW
This is the perfect place to go if you're looking for a tasty breakfast or High Tea. They have some unique dishes that you have to try out, like the Alberta Lamb Hash or the Duck Confit & Quinoa Waffles.
Vero Bistro Moderne
Where: 209 10 St NW
This spot is known for their signature eggs benny. With European inspirations, this chef seriously knows how to bring the flavours of the world to the Canadian brunch table.
The Fine Diner Bistro
Where: 1420 9 Ave SE #4
Although this diner isn't as fancy as some of the others, their food speaks for itself and is beyond delicious and extravagant. Definitely try their New York Steak & Eggs. To DIE for.