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Mar 7, 2009 10:13 PM

Sunday Brunch in Edmonton

What would you say is the best place for Sunday brunch in Edmonton?
I have been looking for an alternative to the hotels.
The Fairmont Macdonald has been a standard for us for a while but I hope I can find some other spots.
Your help is appreciated.

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  1. Give Cafe de Ville a try. I've always enjoyed their brunch and I love the complimentary fresh pastries!

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    1. re: S_B_Russell

      I agree with the Cafe deVille rec.

      Manor Cafe (I think this is seasonal though)
      Wildrose Grill (hotel, but new)
      Highlevel diner, sugar bowl (both very casual)
      9th street bistro is not too bad.
      Culina has a fantastic brunch except that it is Saturday not Sunday but worth changing days for.

    2. Cafe de Ville was recommended to me not too long ago, and did not disappoint. Nice warm way to spend a Sunday.

      1. If you're looking for a buffet style brunch, the Sawmill at Capilano was not bad... we went last weekend. Also, LaBoheme has a brunch where you order a main from the menu, and help yourself to croissants, salad, fruit, and desserts. $20. We've always enjoyed that one.

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        1. re: pennystock

          I was talking to someone at Culina recently and she said that they are going to be open for Sunday brunch starting in the spring. Vague, I know, but I'll be keeping on top of this. Their brunch is fantastic.

          1. re: ihatepickyeaters

            Culina is now open for Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm. Their food was delicious (items ordered: corn bread with blueberry butter, tofu scramble (vegan), and baked french toast (with marscapone cheese)!

            1. re: bruncheroo

              I was just at Culina, had the baked french toast, and was very disappointed. It was okay; like a bread pudding, with some blueberries mixed in (this was not a plus for me as I hate blueberries in baked goods, although the fresh ones on top were welcome). The two stacked pieces would both have fit in the palm of my hand and it was $16. No fruit, no sides, just $16 for two tiny pieces of French toast. I had the seasonal chocolate brioche French toast with strawberries, bananas, and English cream sauce at Cora's for about $9 the week prior and it was triple the size of this. I want to try the steak with blue cheese and chocolate, so I plan to go back once more, but won't make a habit of this restaurant. There are better places!

              Culina Millcreek
              9914-89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2S7, CA

          1. Wholeheartedly agree with the Cafe de Ville and Culina recommendations. For a more casual brunch, we enjoy the Urban Diner as well; they never disappoint. Suggest arriving early, as they don't take reservations and there is usually a line-up.