University District Celebrates Mom: Recommended Brunch Spots In The Northwest
May 9, 2018
It’s time for moms, mom’s moms and moms-to-be! Whether yours is visiting from out of town or lives just around the corner, Northwest Calgary is a great place to be this Mother’s Day, especially with Spring in the air! Spoil the moms in your life at one of these popular brunch spots, with some post-brunch activities to give her the very best treatment on this special day.
The Light Cellar – Lemon Berry Truffles
1. Cadence Coffee
Located in the heart of Bowness, Cadence Coffee’s sparkling retro-style interior provides a cheerful backdrop for an evolving lineup of sweet and savoury brunch-time creations, The Calgary Northwest gem serves delicious comfort food like French toast slabs to classic brunch favourites like Eggs Florentine to delightful donuts, homemade granola, and signature brunch cocktails. No wonder it’s a neighbourhood favourite!
Post-brunch activity: After brunch, take a stroll down main street and stop in at the family-owned health-food store The Light Cellar where they make their own all-natural chocolates. No better way to sweeten up Mother’s Day than with the gift of chocolate.
Cadence Coffee: 6407 Bowness Rd. N.W. | 403-247-9955 | cadencecoffee.com
Light Cellar: 6326 Bowness Rd. N.W. | 403-453-1343 | thelightcellar.ca
Vendome Cafe – Brunch at its best
2. Vendome Cafe
A charming well-loved neighbourhood café located in one of Calgary’s century-old buildings draws large crowds for its beautifully presented menu items with fresh local ingredients prepared from scratch. Even its pastries and sandwich bread are baked daily by their sister company, Alforno Bakery & Café. With live music and outdoor patio seating, Vendome Café proves to be more than your average coffee shop.
Post-brunch activity: After loading up with calories, burn some off with a walk through Northwest Calgary’s vibrant Kensington Village, known for its eclectic shopping. While perusing Kensington’s unique retail shops, stop in at Peacock Boutique, Calgary’s first ever consignment store which opened in 1975, with current owner Michelle Morigeau leading the helm. Here, you can find trendy jewellery, vintage trinkets and a fashion inventory that will have mom coming back every season, or weekend. A Kensington must-stop and shop!
Vendome Cafe: 940 2nd Ave N.W. | 403-453-1140 | vendomecafe.com
Peacock Boutique: 1145 Kensington Crescent N.W. | 403-283-5722 | peacockboutique.ca
Peacock Boutique – Michelle Morigeau and team
3. John’s Breakfast & Lunch
Looking for a laid-back, no-fuss local Calgary brunch spot? Discover John’s Breakfast & Lunch, tucked away on a residential street in Mount Pleasant that attracts community lineups every weekend with a delicious and affordable menu that includes eggs Benedict, steak and eggs and an array of omelettes. The mom-and-pop shop has earned its reputation as one of the best breakfast spots in Northwest Calgary.
Post-brunch activity: Only a short five minute drive away, stop in at Éclair de Lune, a French bakery that lures in the locals with its seductive scent of freshly baked pastries. With cookies to die for and a quiche Lorraine that will have you begging for more, Éclair de Lune’s French flavour is what separates it from other bakeries around the city. It will be tough to leave with just one box of delectable pastries for mom!
John’s Breakfast & Lunch: 2614 4th Street N.W. | 403-277-0255
Éclair de Lune: 1049, 40th Avenue N.W. | 403-398-8803
4. Jamesons Pub
So laid back it’s almost horizontal. Despite its casual feel, this neighbourhood pub in the heart of Brentwood Village Shopping Centre is serving up some delicious classics with a twist that go beyond basic pub fare, like their breakfast poutine, smoked salmon eggs benedict and lemon meringue French toast.
Post-brunch activity: It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without flowers. Stop in at nearby Petals’ N Bloom, a local, family owned and operated florist serving the Calgary area since 1997. Its chic, beautiful and fragrant arrangements will bring a smile on mom’s face.
Jamesons Pub: 3790 Brentwood Road N.W. | 403-220-9888 | jamesonspubs.com
Petals’ N Bloom: #109, 4820 Northland Drive N.W. | 403-220-0123 | calgaryflowers.net
5. Bro’Kin Yolk
Started by local brothers, Bro’Kin Yolk is an urban kitchen known for constant innovation and bringing epic breakfast eats to the ‘burbs. Its hip menu includes a rich short-rib duck fat hash, breakfast poutine, and deliciously thick and chewy waffles. The lineups at this breakfast spot are legendary on weekends, so avoid standing in line by calling ahead to get on their wait list.
Post-brunch activity: Make a stop at Color Me Mine Creekside for an afternoon of pottery painting, where you, mom, families and friends can paint your own plate, mug, cartoon character, vase or trinket. Create beautiful keepsakes together that mom will cherish for years to come.
Bro’Kin Yolk: 12580 Symons Valley Road N.W. | 587-317-5143 | brokinyolk.ca
Color Me Mine: 11988 Symons Valley Road N.W. | 587-575-4386 | creekside.colormemine.com
Color Me Mine Creekside
Northwest Calgary is home to some of the best brunch spots in the city, so grab your phone and make a reservation at one of our top picks for brunch. Have a favourite brunch spot in the Northwest? Let us know if your favourite restaurant for brunch made the list by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.