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Weekend Breakfast/Brunch - YYC

cellophane_star Apr 25, 2013 07:22 AM

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?

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    Scary Bill RE: cellophane_star Apr 25, 2013 08:33 AM

    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.

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      cellophane_star RE: Scary Bill Apr 25, 2013 09:33 AM

      There you go again, mentioning the Danish Club! That's my secret! :P We go there all the time. Try the hot cereal ;)

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        Scary Bill RE: cellophane_star Apr 25, 2013 10:05 AM

        Arrrrgggghh!!!! Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!!

        I mean't the ummmm....errrr, that other place......

    2. maplesugar RE: cellophane_star Apr 25, 2013 08:30 PM

      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.

      1. TSAW RE: cellophane_star Apr 28, 2013 11:54 AM

        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.

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