In the spirit of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re sharing some the best gems our nation has to offer. To help you get exploring, we’ve put together free travel guides of lesser-known Canadian adventures (get them here) and enlisted the help of a few fellow Canadians to share their city’s favourite hot spots — because the best discoveries are the ones vetted by locals. And what better place to start than brunch! Below, Hannah of @honeyandbetts lets us in on the best places to grab brunch in her hometown of Edmonton, complete with menu picks!
8 Best Brunch Spots in Edmonton
(1) Canteen // 10522 124 St NW
It’s a small restaurant so you know you are getting the most attention by the staff. And their menu is delightful, very fresh and innovative food.
Menu recommendation: the dutch baby pancake.
(2) Little Brick Cafe & General Store // 10004 90 St NW
It is the cutest restaurant in Edmonton, they remodeled a house in the river valley – it’s peaceful and in a beautiful, central neighbourhood.
Menu recommendation: the Pine Haven bacon & eggs.
(3) Cafe Linnea // 10932 119 St NW
The natural light and natural, modern, minimal decor is exceptional for Instagram pictures of your food.
Menu recommendation: the Oeufs en cocotte.
(4) Ampersand 27 // 10612 82 Ave NW
Being on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue, makes it a hot spot for brunch – and it doesn’t hurt that the decor is modern, understated glam, and a mix of natural textures all rolled into one.
Menu recommendation: eggs florentine.
(5) The Sugar Bowl Cafe // 10922 88th Avenue
Being so close to the University of Alberta it attracts the hippest crowd, and is convenient for those visiting Whyte Ave to pop over for a meal.
Menu recommendation: Sugar Bowl benny. And you MUST try the cinnamon bun, it’s huge, fresh, and out of this world.
(6) Blue Plate Diner // 10145 104 St NW
They make delicious homemade meals that feel cozy and are delicious.
Menu recommendation: the blueberry and lemon curd pancakes.
(7) LEVA Cafe // 11053 86 Ave NW
Tucked away in the beautiful neighbourhood of Garneau and a skip away from the University of Alberta, this restaurant is bright with all the natural light and they make some of the best lattes in town.
Menu recommendation: Garneau style breakfast.
(8) KB & Co // 10224 104 St NW
Like their sign says “Casual, Conscious Eats”, you know that whatever you choose off the menu will be tasty AND good for you.
Menu recommendation: the oat & hempseed waffles.
Hannah of Honey and Betts is a stay at home mama to Annaliese and Abigail (and another on the way very soon!). She enjoys taking photographs of her baby girls, brunching and chai lattes. Her biggest fashion mistake was wearing Bart Simpson t-shirts, having bleach blonde pixie hair cuts, and Harry Potter style glasses in the 2000’s.
All photos by Hannah Kaup