Weekend Breakfast/Brunch - YYC
It seems like a lot of places are offering brunch nowadays. Where are your favourite spot in Calgary for brunch, outside of the old standbys (ie: Diner Deluxe, Galaxy Diner, OEB, etc). One of my recent favourites was Borgo. Mmm...
Has anyone tried Mango Shiva or Carino for brunch yet?
The B'Side Bistro (Bear's Den) in Bears Paw, just a few minutes out of town is the family fav on Sundays for a buffet.
The Danish Club on Saturday is an interesting and friendly choice, buffet and some made to order.
The Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus, great food and prices.
With Mother's Day coming up I suggest Thomsons at the Hyatt. They do an over the top spread with several stations throughout the foyer. Last time we went there was a sushi station, crepe station and a long list of breakfast standards and desserts. Booking in advance is a must (DH learned that one the hard way lol).
Otherwise on a regular day I suggest Blue Star Diner since it hasn't been mentioned. The Albertan omelette was unexpectedly addictive. We're not in town as much as I'd like but I make a point of getting to Blue Star every chance I get.
I loved Borgo for brunch. There some really nice original dishes. Not the same old, same old eggs benny, ect. I recently enjoyed a baked egg “Purgatorio”.
I went to Mango Shiva for brunch in the winter. It seemed quite similar to the regular lunch buffet, with the addition of some pre-made eggs benedict in a warming tray and more fruit trays. Not that special. But I do enjoy their regular Indian dishes so I was happy. Strangely, there were only a handful of people there the entire time.