Sugarbowl – Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton is a neat place for dining and I must say, I don’t mind dining in Edmonton! We went for breakfast bright and early at the Sugarbowl and it was already busy with a bit of the lineup outside their doors. We decided that we didn’t really want to wait for a table inside – so we sat outside!

As we were outside on a breezy morning, I started with a nice cup of tea! The tea was quite unique as it wasn’t a brand I’ve seen before. It was quite fragrant but not overwhelming. I think it would have been nice with honey – I just put sugar in mine.

This restaurant is known for their Cinnamon Buns so I ordered one and it was the size of my head! Although it doesn’t look very appealing, it was very fresh and soft and fluffy. It tasted really delicious with brown sugar topping and butter on the side. It’s like a fresh loaf of cinnamon bread but better!

The other breakfast we ordered was their Chicken and Waffles and this was another great choice! The chicken was not greasy, well seasoned, and pan-fried to a nice tender crisp – and still super juicy! The waffles were light with a hint of sweetness. The maple butter was definitely a nice condiment and it completes the dish!

This was one of my favourite breakfast places in Edmonton. Although parking can be a bit tricky, we’ve been lucky enough to find street parking and the weather was nice enough for us to walk to. The service was a bit lacking – but what lacks in that department really makes up in the quality of food! I’m sure this is a place I will return to!

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Sugarbowl Cafe

10922 88 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
(780) 433-8369

Vendome Cafe – Calgary, Alberta

I got to go out and eat breakfast one morning at a local restaurant in Kensington at Vendome Cafe and I loved it. The service is exceptional here and the food is divine, made with real and fresh ingredients.

I started my breakfast with a cup of Hot Chocolate that tasted absolutely amazing!

I ordered a half order of Mushroom Eggs Benedict and the mushrooms were amazing! This has got to be one of my favourite eggs bennys as it tasted like what it’s suppose to! The picture really doesn’t do its justice but it tasted amazing!

With the eggs benedict, I had their soup du jour which was a Barley Soup and it was very savoury and flavourful! It was a very hearty soup and it was warming for a chilly morning!

My overall experience here was super! The atmosphere, the food, the service and the community really puts this place on the map! What a great find!

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Vendome Cafe

940 2nd Ave. NW
Calgary, AB
(403) 453-1140

Rockin Horse Cafe – Balzac, AB

A really neat place we stopped at for breakfast one morning was the Rockin Horse Cafe in Balzac and it’s a gas station with a cafe in it. It was actually really neat and it’s just off the highway pass the railway tracks.

We were here to grab a quick bite breakfast on the beginning leg of a road trip. I had ordered the Breakfast Sandwich which was like a sandwich with egg, bacon and cheese. It was really good actually! I love grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon in it, so this was one with an egg!

My husband decided to try the Rockin’ Horse Original which was a breakfast with 2 eggs, ham, home fries and toast. It’s almost like a Asian breakfasts so he really enjoyed it!

This was a great little stop and definitely a place where the locals go, as everyone seemed to know everyone – giving us really funny looks. The food was good and quite cheap as well! I would recommend Rockin Horse cafe if you’re in this area looking for breakfast!

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Rockin Horse Cafe

10070 Twp Rd 262
Balzac, AB
(403) 275-8777

Denny’s – Calgary, AB

I recently went for breakfast at Denny’s in the south. I don’t noramlly go to chain restaurants for breakfast, but this time we felt like it. We went to the Denny’s just off Barlow Trail and 114th Ave with the gas station. It’s quite a large facility and a truck stop as well. Inside was really clean and spacious!

It was breakfast and I ordered their Blueberry Pancake Breakfast which was two buttermilk pancakes with blueberries inside. With the breakfast, I also got two eggs, hash browns and sausage. It was quite a large breakfast, but I had a big day ahead of me, so I ate it up.

My husband ordered their Country Fried Steak & Eggs A golden-fried chopped beef steak smothered in rich country gravy. Served with two eggs, hash browns and toast. My husband had a fabulous time here as they prepared their hashbrowns to his favourite way! shredded!

Overall, we had an enjoyable time at Denny’s and it’s good to know this location is 24 Hrs, so we can always get something to eat – anytime!

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11511 40 St Southeast
Calgary, AB
(403) 263-7630

Eat! Eat! in Inglewood – Calgary, Alberta

We’ve passed Eat! Eat! in Inglewood many times, and I’m glad we finally got to stop in and try this place in May 2013. It looks like a month later after the Alberta Floods, it never actually reopened it’s doors. It’s actually really sad. The location was great, right on 9th Ave SE and it was spacious inside with amazing food! I’m hoping it’s just a temporary close, but I’m not sure what’s going on.

I ordered their Hot Chocolate for my morning drink, and it was a large cup with tons of whipped cream! Just in case I don’t get a sugar high! 🙂 It was tasty though!

This particular morning, I actually ate breakfast – so this was a second breakfast. It was nice they had the option of “half orders”! I’m sure if I ordered a full order, I would’ve inhaled the entire thing as well! But, I got their half order of Eggs Benedict with the egg done medium. Not sure why I did that, as I love the runny, creamy egg… but, it wasn’t dry or gross!! Everything was decent and they weren’t skimpy on the portion of their potatoes (home fries)!

My hubby ordered their Steak & Eggs for breakfast which was a 7oz New York Steak with 2 eggs! Clearly, he didn’t wake up early enough to eat the first breakfast with me! 🙂 The steak was quite unforgettable, tender and seasoned well! Not a bad start to a weekend morning!

We really enjoyed ourselves here! As you can tell, I love breakfasts and I wasn’t disappointed at all from coming here. I silently hope it will re-open so I can visit it again!

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Eat! Eat! in Inglewood

1325 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 532-1933