10 Best Brunch Buffet Spots In Calgary, Canada

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A lot of people can agree: brunch is the best meal of the day. After all, it’s the marriage of two worlds; waking up late on the weekends and enjoying all of your favorite breakfast classics way past mealtime. The excitement and joy doubles when you put the words “brunch” and “buffet” together. All you can eat omelets, waffles, and more? Sign us up! Calgary is a city filled with many attractions and things to do. If you need a place to stay, do check out the best 2-bedroom hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals available in the city. Before you go on a weekend city excursion, we recommend eating a heavy and satisfying meal to keep you energized the entire day. Here are 10 of the best brunch buffet spots in Calgary, Canada.

1. Yellow Door Bistro

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Yellow Door Bistro is the perfect place to catch up with your girlfriends over brunch. The stylish and contemporary setting pointedly draws the attention towards the brunch buffet table, heavily laden with creative takes on traditional brunch favorites. We love their extensive charcuterie selection where you can take your pick among different artisan cheese and cured meats. If you want to keep healthy, check out their fresh fruit bowls.

Yellow Door Bistro

Address: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Website: Yellow Door Bistro

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 2:30pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

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2. Thomsons Kitchen + Bar

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Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is serving breakfast starting tomorrow! ? If you wish to stay in bed longer, come join us for...

Posted by Hyatt Regency Calgary on Friday, June 11, 2021

Hyatt Regency Calgary’s Sandstone restaurant underwent a redesign that started last March. Now, it is known as Thomsons Kitchen + Bar, where you can enjoy Hyatt Regency Calgary’s well-loved Sunday brunch. Details such as brunch hours are yet to be announced, but we are excited that Hyatt Regency Calgary’s Sunday brunch service is finally making its comeback. Visit their website for updates.

Thomsons Kitchen + Bar

Address: Hyatt Regency Calgary, 112 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Website: Thomsons Kitchen + Bar

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 10am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

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3. Smuggler's Inn

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Feeling rustic? Head out to Smuggler’s Inn for your weekend brunch and enjoy their Famous Brunch menu in their cozy dark-wood setting. Smuggler’s Inn recently updated their menu with the help of Tango Bistro, introducing bolder flavors that definitely solidify Smuggler’s Inn as one of the top brunch spots in all of Calgary. They now also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Smuggler's Inn

Address: 6920 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB

Website: Smuggler’s Inn

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

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4. Skyharbour Grill

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Posted by Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel on Friday, November 3, 2017

Skyharbour Grill by BWP Port O'Call Hotel bills itself as one of the best Sunday brunch spots in Calgary. Fill your plate with freshly made omelets cooked to your specifications, a seemingly endless array of locally sourced fresh fruit, and other Sunday brunch favorites at Skyharbour Grill. As Bill Kaufman of the Calgary Sun once said, Skyharbour Grill offers “brunch done right.”

Skyharbour Grill

Address: 1935 McKnight Blvd NE, Calgary, AB

Website: Skyharbour Grill

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

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5. Steels Cafe and Grill

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Steels Cafe and Grill’s Sunday Brunch menu offers great value for money. It’s one of the classic Sunday Brunch experiences in Calgary, having been around for 20+ years. So, what’s on the table? Aside from the classic breakfast items, there are also action stations serving up made-to-order omelets, Eggs Benedicts, and Belgian waffles. The dessert spread, with all the ladyfingers and profiteroles, is also worth checking out.

Steels Cafe and Grill

Address: 2828 23 St NE, Calgary, AB

Website: Steels Cafe and Grill

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

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6. Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

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Traditional brunch favorites, while well-loved, can get boring. So change it up once and a while and head to Minas Brazilian Steakhouse for a different kind of brunch experience. Available every weekend, Minas’ brunch service features Southern Brazilian flavors in full force. Go heavy and ask the “passadores” to carve the best cuts of your favorite meat or keep it light at Minas’ gourmet salad bar, or, you know, go both ways! It’s brunch, after all. Treating yourself is always one of the best things to do alone!

Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 136 2 Street SE, Calgary, AB

Website: Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

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7. Garden Court Buffet

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Everyone is raving about our new salad bar! Come check it out! Also try our new Soup & Salad option for only $9.95. Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm in the Garden Court Buffet.

Posted by The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre on Monday, March 28, 2016

Brunch is the best meal of the day and Garden Court at the Glenmore Inn makes sure you get that fill on weekends. Their buffet table transforms into a Sunday brunch wonderland that features a dedicated waffle and eggs stations, an incredible array of fresh fruit to cleanse the palate, as well as an assortment of cheese and more. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Garden Court Buffet

Address: 1000 Glenmore Ct SE, Calgary, AB

Website: Garden Court Buffet

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

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8. The Kilkenny Irish Pub

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Posted by The Kilkenny Irish Pub on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Move over, Sunday Brunch, for the Kilkenny Irish Pub’s signature Saturday Brunch also steals the spotlight. And with hearty servings of pub favorites like tater tot poutine, huevos rancheros, and Tex Mex skillet, it’s easy to see why plenty of people make sure to line up early outside the Kilkenny Irish Pub every Saturday. If you want eat-all-you-can brunch at Kilkenny, line up extra early on Sundays.

The Kilkenny Irish Pub

Address: Brentwood Village Shopping Centre, 3630 Brentwood Rd NW #500, Calgary, AB

Website: The Kilkenny Irish Pub

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 2pm (a la carte brunch on Sat & holidays)

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9. Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

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If you’re still craving a Brazilian brunch experience but Minas is full, don’t worry, you have another option. Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse is another brunch spot in Calgary that offers a complete rodizio buffet experience, giving you all access to different kinds of succulent meats and of course, the cold salad bar. If you want to opt out of the meats completely, Pampa also offers a salad-only brunch buffet where you can mix and match over 50 hot and cold salad ingredients.

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 521 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Website: Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 2pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

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10. Espresso Cafe

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Posted by Espressocafeyyc on Sunday, December 29, 2019

Espresso Cafe offers an impressive 52-item Sunday brunch menu featuring French-inspired baked goods, as well as an array of yogurt, fresh fruits, omelets, vegetables, and more. This brunch spread is certainly perfect if you’re looking for a brunch menu that’s healthy, light, but still filling. And while you’re here, don’t forget to sample some of their fair trade coffee and tea.

Espresso Cafe

Address: 263 10 St. NW, Calgary, AB

Website: Espresso Cafe

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 3pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

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Start your weekends with a good brunch

Brunch Buffet
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After all, the best way to conquer all the sights and attractions of Calgary is to go on a full stomach, which, of course, you will burn with all the walking around that you’ll do. Luckily, The city offers many eateries and ice cream shops. Not sure where to start your post-brunch exploration? Browse our website to discover more fun things to do in Calgary.

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