Brunch is possibly my all-time favorite meal, perhaps it is the association with weekend friends/family gatherings after a blissful sleep in ~ always followed by a fun-filled day with hubby. Or perhaps it’s the comforting scent of freshly brewed coffee, crispy bacon, plump sausages, perfectly cooked eggs, chewy hash browns, need I go on? The best brunch spots tend to be your neighborhood joint that has a line up around the block, always worth the wait. One such spot in Calgary is called Diner Deluxe, a 1950s style retro café that serves breakfast (all day!), brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Here are some of the brekkie selections we made on one occasion:
Made in a skillet, this frittata was as unique as it was soft and savory!
Perfect for those like me who cannot decide between sweet or salty. But be warned, this is not for the faint as it is very rich and heavy, especially for a morning meal.
J is not as ecstatic about breakfast food so he usually opts for lunch fare; at Diner Deluxe he is in luck as they offer a wide range of dishes that go beyond the typical bacon & eggs selections. Dinner is equally scrumptious! We especially love the Baked Macaroni with Sundried Tomato, Basil Pesto & White Cheddar Cheese as well as their Veal Meatloaf with Dijon Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Veggies, Pan Gravy & Red Pepper Jelly. Mmm ~ an evening visit is in order! All in the name of blog research that is, ehem…(insert halo here!)
I absolutely love these generously portioned yam wedges, particularly dipped in the flavorful Pink Peppercorn Mayo. YUM!
Treat yourself to a lovely brunch this weekend and rejuvenate your senses before Monday rolls around once more. And, let us know where you end up!
DINER DELUXE | 804 Edmonton Trail NE Calgary, AB | 403.276.5499