The best brunch in Edmonton can be found at these 10 buzzy hotspots

Pillowy blueberry pancakes and fresh-cut fries star in a stunning brunch feast. Credit: Empire Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Pancakes, eggs, fries, and sausages at the Empire Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, one of the best brunch places Edmonton offers.

Brunch takes the best of breakfast and elevates it to a special meal enjoyed with family and friends. Fortunately, Edmonton is overflowing with brunch spots focused on serving up homemade Alberta quality with a flair of creativity. From family-friendly spots the kids will love to romantic destinations for brunch dates to buzzing hotspots to kick off a day of partying with free-flowing drinks, the best brunch in Edmonton can be found at these 10 vibrant restaurants.

Experience a wood-fire roasted elk patty for a new brunch adventure. Discover the croissant and waffle ‘croffle’ at Edmonton’s only flower-inspired brunch spot and show mom how much she matters with an opulent Mother’s Day brunch buffet at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Try a breakfast donair pita straight from Nova Scotia or have a plant-based brunch that meat eaters will love too. 

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For a special occasion Sunday brunch – don’t miss Braven in Edmonton

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Slow-roasted ham and creamy house hollandaise for an electric benedict brunch. Credit: Braven
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A lemony fresh cocktail pairs perfectly with the bold flavors of a locally sourced homecooked brunch. Credit: Braven
The luxurious dining room and open kitchen at Braven, for the best brunch in Edmonton.
Brilliant lighting illuminates the detailed dining room and open kitchen. Credit: Braven

When you’re craving fire-roasted brunch flavor made from quality local ingredients, stop by Braven in Edmonton. Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland, executive chef Jason Greene sources the finest beef, seafood, and produce in Alberta to create an unforgettable meal. Enter a dining room set under perfectly placed lighting with an open charcoal grill kitchen where diners can watch the magic happen. Rich jewel tones of green and red pop against wood accents and sleek thick tables. Dive into a shareable starter of brunch nachos topped with queso fresco, or grab a potato rosti pancake with caviar creme fraiche. Spiced pineapple and Braven house mustard enhance the fire-roasted ham and eggs, while the s’mores pancake with roasted marshmallow cream is an unapologetic explosion of sweet satisfaction. If you’re feeling adventurous, have the huntsman breakfast with elk sausage patty, fire-roasted ham, and two scrambled eggs. Don’t miss the charred tuna breakfast bowl straight from the grill, and there’s a house Caesar cocktail with gochujang mix that will spice up your meal. Kids can order a gruyere grilled cheese or a classic pancake with real maple syrup. Serving up a fire-roasted Albertan menu with elegance and imagination, Braven may have the best Sunday brunch in Edmonton. 

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For the best kid-friendly brunch in Edmonton that the whole family will love – visit Moxies – Kingsway in Edmonton

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Fragrant crispy bacon and a soft-boiled egg sit on avocado and seasonal greens. Credit: Moxies
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The wholesome aroma of multigrain bread entices diners to a shareable starter. Credit: Moxies
A fruity cocktail to pair with brunch at Moxies, one of the best brunch spots Edmonton has.
Fruity cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to a fresh and lively brunch. Credit: Moxies

From a restaurant family known for incredible food in a social and sultry ambience, executive chef Brandon Thordarson presents a brunch that you won’t want to miss. Moxies Edmonton hosts a delightful and memorable midday dining experience. Share a French toast brioche bites starter doused in homemade caramel sauce and try the brunch burger stuffed with ground chuck patty, bacon, and cheddar with a side of home fries. Breakfast tacos with chorizo, potato, and egg are a hand-held bite of rich smoky flavor, and there’s a strawberry French toast with whisky-infused syrup and whipped cream for a sweeter style feast. Acai sorbet and fresh fruit bring granola and coconut together in the acai bowl, while the biggest appetites might appreciate the sausage hash breakfast potatoes with hollandaise, peppers, and poached eggs. Lavazza drip coffee is served fresh, and for a boozier morning, there’s a shot of espresso martini with vodka and cane sugar. Non-alcoholic cocktails are a perfect accompaniment to fresh brunch classics. Try the tropic thunder with passionfruit, or make your own mimosa where you choose your preferred bubbly and fruit juice. Relax on the generous patio on warmer days, or kick back in trendy luxurious seating in a dining room electrified by warm and speedy service. Don’t miss Moxies Edmonton for an amazing brunch. 

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For a majestic all-you-can-eat brunch at one of Edmonton’s best brunch places – discover Empire Ballroom – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton

A board of breakfast classics at the Empire Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, possibly the best Sunday brunch buffet in Edmonton.
A brunch board of bacon, avocado, and sunny side-up eggs for an unforgettable family feast. Credit: Empire Ballroom – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Blueberry pancakes at the Empire Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, one of the best brunch places in Edmonton.
Fluffy and fresh blueberry pancakes drizzled with real Canadian maple syrup. Credit: Empire Ballroom – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
A caffeinated drink covered in foam at the Empire Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
A foamy sip of caffeinated goodness. Credit: Empire Ballroom – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Hosting a brunch buffet that leaves diners wanting for nothing, Empire Ballroom – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers up a lavish all-you-can-eat feast made from sustainable local ingredients. Embodying the ‘ballroom’ in its name, windows stretch nearly two stories high as beautiful blues and sweeping golden drapes rest under soaring chandeliers. Boldly elegant and surrounded by intricate detailing, the dining room is as majestic as the food. Prepare to be overwhelmed with variety. Bacon, sausages, and eggs are on offer along with carved meats like lamb or beef, also seafood and chicken. Eggs benedict and florentine are served piping hot, as are fresh homecooked pancakes and waffles. Visit the omelet and crepe station to get it made just the way you like it, or hop over to the dessert section for an endless supply of chef-crafted sweet sensations and fresh fruit. Mimosas, coffee, and tea are served non-stop, along with fresh juices. Families will appreciate the kids’ station with favorites like chicken fingers, fries, and pizza. If you’re looking to show Mom how much she matters to you in an atmosphere of elegance, go for the Mother’s Day brunch with an extra special spread of delightful delicacies. Don’t miss the Empire Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for a phenomenal Sunday and Mother’s Day brunch

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For one of the best brunch spots in Edmonton for breakfast pizza – stop by Campio Brewing Co. in Edmonton

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Signature square deep-dish pizza floods Campio with the aroma of smoked bacon and roasted pineapple. Credit: Campio Brewing Co
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Discover savory satisfaction with fresh Alberta beef piled high on a toasted bun. Credit: Campio Brewing Co
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Vibrant fruity cocktails pair perfectly with a fresh and sunny brunch. Credit: Campio Brewing Co

This hometown brewpub serves up an incredible Ice District brunch made from fresh local ingredients. With 16 rotating craft beers and Alberta-inspired cuisine, Campio Brewing Co. of the Bearhill restaurant family is a top-tier choice for an unbeatable Edmonton brunch. Friendly servers complete the experience for a beautiful midday meal made from Alberta’s finest ingredients. For a fun creation to share with family and friends, there’s the pizza for breakfast, where two fried eggs, bacon, and truffle garlic cream meet Campio’s own cheese for a new way to enjoy the most important meal of the day. Applewood smoked cheddar greets braised short ribs in the short rib and eggs, while the bean and cheese breakfast burrito offers vegetarians a special treat with in-house refried beans and fire-roasted salsa. Sip on the flagship Campio premium lager for a smooth Northern Albertan malt, or for a fruity kick there’s the one love cocktail with pineapple juice and blue curacao. Modern, fun, and proudly Canadian, the dining room invites longer stays with interior brick detailing that blends with attractive foliage over wood finishings. A spacious enclosed patio with heat lamps is open on nicer days. 

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For the best Instagrammable brunch in Edmonton – go to BREW+BLOOM in Downtown 

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Artisan espresso over cotton candy for an original roasty-sweet creation. Credit: BREW+BLOOM
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BREW+BLOOM is home to the croffle, a croissant grilled like a waffle, and topped here in the “cloud nine croffle” with cotton candy and pink chocolate sauce. Credit: BREW+BLOOM
The flower-infused dining room at BREW+BLOOM, one of Edmonton’s best bench spots.
Fresh flowers celebrate the beauty of nature. Credit: BREW+BLOOM

Step inside Edmonton’s first and only floral-inspired brunch hotspot. With a delightful menu of fun and locally sourced creations, BREW+BLOOM is rocking the downtown with tasty treats in an atmosphere that celebrates nature’s beauty. Hosting two inventive dining areas, there’s the ‘flower house’ and the ‘flower tree’, both sporting countless silk blooms. A palette of white and pink is draped in a bright cascade of countless flowers to create a botanical mood. Get on board with the sweet theme and have the cloud nine croffle, a grilled waffle-like croissant topped with cotton candy or go proudly Canadian with the braised beef short rib poutine with fried egg and house hollandaise. The 24k avocado toast comes with microgreens and edible gold for an elevated take on the millennial masterpiece. Chicken and croffles host buttermilk marinated chicken breast and pineapple, and a side of honey toast with caramel sauce is not to be missed. A slice of vegan chocolate cake or banana loaf makes an amazing end to a sweet and fragrant meal. Sip on an artisanal Vietnamese coffee or a caramel macchiato or try a mocktail like the mint and lime strawberry mojito. For a tasty brunch inspired by flowers and fun, don’t miss BREW+BLOOM in downtown Edmonton. 

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For one of the best brunch spots in Edmonton for Canadian fare – visit Earls Kitchen + Bar in South Commons, West Edmonton MallSt. AlbertSherwood Park and Clareview

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Spicy sips of Caesar and smoky bacon join ham-soaked homemade hollandaise for an unbeatable brunch experience. Credit: Earls Kitchen + Bar
Freshly grilled beef and assorted fresh fruits and vegetables at Earls Kitchen + Bar, one of the best brunch spots in Edmonton.
Lively fruit and vegetables burst with brightness beside a slab of locally raised beef. Credit: Earls Kitchen + Bar
A dining room with plentiful plant life at Earls Kitchen + Bar, where you can find the best Edmonton brunch.
Stylishly sleek dining beside powerful pops of plant life. Credit: Earls Kitchen + Bar

From a brand that’s synonymous with luxurious dining and high-quality ingredients, Earls Kitchen + Bar in South Commons, West Edmonton Mall, St. Albert, Sherwood Park and Clareview offers Edmonton five locations serving up an irresistible brunch for every taste and preference. For pork, poached eggs, and potatoes all at once, there’s the chorizo hash with ancho chili. The prawn omelet offers a seafood umami marvel with parmesan and garlic butter, paired perfectly with a mimosa or Irish coffee for a midday pick-me-up. Options like avocado, crab cake, or classic with Virginia ham create an eggs benedict sensation. Dry cured bacon is a perfect add-on to any brunch, and a nitro espresso martini is the right reason to stay a little longer. Every Earls is known for sleek elegance, where Canadian wood accents dangle along over-sized and comfortable seating that nourishes conversation. Generous plant decor hints at the wholesome freshness served up in the food. T

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For a funky, out-of-the-box brunch – visit Rebel Food and Drink in Edmonton

Parmesan basil tops breaded meatballs at Rebel Food and Drink, one of the best Edmonton brunch places.
Homemade tomato sauce melts freshly grated cheese and basil for an appetizing aroma. Credit: Rebel Food and Drink
Fruitloops on vanilla cake at Rebel Food and Drink, possibly Edmonton’s best brunch.
The best way to have fruit loops for breakfast is in vanilla frosting on a confetti cake. Credit: Rebel Food and Drink
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Catch up with family and friends near a generously stocked bar in the sun-drenched dining room. Credit: Rebel Food and Drink

The latest creation of the Century Hospitality Group, this inventive brunch spot isn’t afraid to go against the grain with incredible menu creations that will satisfy your daytime dining desires. The Elvis Presley waffle topped with smoky bacon, peanut butter, and banana offers another powerful pack of sweetness drenched in Canadian maple syrup, while extra hungry diners can fill up on Alberta AAA sirloin steak in the steak and eggs.  The eclectic creativity continues with the drink menu. Try a creamsicle beer mojito with lime and orange juice, or a berry mimosa with prosecco and Chambord Royale liqueur. Urban piping, interior brick, and wooden beams create a Canadian feel enhanced by fast and friendly servers. Large windows flood the dining area with light for an invigorating and positive brunch experience. 

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For homestyle East Coast favorites – check out Blowers & Grafton in Whyte, Sherwood Park and Windermere

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Melted cheese from local artisanal suppliers tops a home-baked crust. Credit: Blowers & Grafton
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Grilled lemon adds a burst of brightness to battered fish and fresh-cut fries. Credit: Blowers & Grafton

Serving up a Halifax-inspired brunch menu from the highest quality local ingredients, Blowers & Grafton offers three buzzy locations across Edmonton for a fantastic midday feast: Whyte, Sherwood Park and Windermere. Featuring signature shaved donair meat, there’s an OG breakfast donair with meat straight from Nova Scotia wrapped in a Lebanese pita with sriracha aioli and soft scrambled eggs. For an oceany bite of buttery tenderness, try the Atlantic lobster bennie served on a house-made tea biscuit with bacon. Soft-poached eggs with in-house sausage offer protein-packed satisfaction in the bacon hash bowl. Handcrafted drinks match perfectly with the flavors of brunch, like the grapefruit mimosa with real grapefruit juice, while bottomless coffee offers an invigorating and roasty pick me up. Delightfully warm and spacious, you’ll want to stay a little while longer as the music of the East Coast gently floats over the dining room. 

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For a Dutch-inspired feast at one of the best brunch spots in Edmonton – grab a table at De Dutch in Edmonton

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Sweet Dutch strawberry pannekoeken and savory hash with grilled ham provide the best of both worlds. Credit: De Dutch
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Orange pops against neutral tones in the sunny De Dutch dining area, perfect for a bright brunch with family and friends. Credit: De Dutch

Originally opened in Vancouver by Dutch-Canadian John Dys, this sun-filled spot serves delectable Dutch cuisine that will fill you up with flavor and freshness. Featuring wholesome local ingredients, De Dutch – Edmonton serves up possibly the best brunch in Edmonton. Care and quality are found throughout, from EQA-certified cage-free local eggs to fresh squeezed ripe orange juice and real potato hash browns. Better still, the portions are as generous as the Dutch people, allowing diners to get amazing value for money. The star of the show is the pannekeoken, a thin Dutch pancake that can be served with savory options like Canadian DeBakon pork roll or strawberry chocolate for a sweeter meal. Breakfast platters offer the hungriest diners a multitude of options, like the Boer’s breakfast with eggs, sausage, and a pannekeoken. Dutch French toast puts icing sugar and cinnamon apples on Cobs fresh baked bread to give you the perfect excuse to use maple syrup. Choose your favorite four mimosa flavors and order a create-your-own tasting flight. For an incredible Dutch brunch made with quality and passion, check out De Dutch.

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For a plant-based daytime feast that will dazzle meat lovers and vegans alike – go to The Moth Cafe in Edmonton

With a purely plant brunch that will impress both vegans and carnivores, The Moth Cafe serves up the best brunch in Edmonton from entirely plant-powered goodness. Lush greenery soars above windows that let in radiant sunlight for a welcoming and relaxing ambience. Have a kombucha, made from sweet and fermented black tea that’s airy and bursting with flavor, or sip on a rich and roasty Vietnamese coffee as you soak in the vibes of sunshine and natural wholesome freshness. Fluffy coconut cream pancakes are topped with seasonal fruit and pure Canadian maple syrup for a plant-packed punch of sweetness, while bean curd is expertly turned into an omelet starring mushrooms and a cashew-based spicy hollandaise. Don’t miss the jackfruit and tofu-based crab cake benny with seasoned hash and spinach. With freshness and flavor that’s out of this world, even meat lovers can appreciate the tastes and aromas of this local gem, where gluten-free diners will find plenty of choices as well. Perfectly plated and based on only the finest local ingredients, The Moth Cafe is the best brunch Edmonton offers that is entirely plant-based. 

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Edmonton offers diners an incredible choice of buzzy brunch hotspots that serve up original meals made with local meats and produce. Whether you’re up for a marvelous Mother’s Day or a place to catch up with friends, brunch brings loved ones together to celebrate life under the midday sun. Visit a local brewpub for pizza for breakfast. Have a prawn omelet soaked in garlic butter or enjoy an out-of-the-box brunch with an Elvis Presley waffle topped with smoky bacon and peanut butter. Experience a Dutch pancake in the pannekeoken or sit in a sultry ambience while you order chorizo breakfast tacos. Featuring high-quality Albertan ingredients, some of the best brunches in Edmonton await you.

 

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