Winnipeg's Best Brekkies
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Inside loads of Winnipeg restaurants, it's also the tastiest meal of the day. There are many great local eateries that dish up a mean plate of eggs, bacon and all the fixings. This list is just the beginning. It's short and sweet, but definitely not comprehensive.
With that in mind, here are Peg City Grub's picks for five breakfast and brunch standouts in Winnipeg.
Falafel Place is one of Winnipeg's busiest breakfast spots. The Mediterranean breakfast with eight falafel balls, tahini, hummus and potato pancakes topped with grilled onions, garlic and banana peppers is a breakfast beast that must be tasted to be believed. This Corydon Avenue hotspot enjoys a very loyal following. Expect short line-ups for weekend brekkie. Table turnover is fast as customers are encouraged to eat, pay and get on their way. Insider's tip: FP only takes cash.
The breakfast menu hits all the favourites (eggs any way with all the fixings), three kinds of eggs Benedict (ham, veggie with asparagus and smoked salmon), huevos rancheros, buttermilk pancakes and French toast. But even those standards have no resemblance to your average, neighbourhood diner. Everything is house-made right down to the jam and cinnamon spread.
For meat-free breakfast fare, try the vegetarian brekkie. Eggs any style, toast, and crispy, fried potatoes are joined by a dense, bean- and grain-laden patty. Hints of curry lace this moist but crispy patty. The star of the plate are crispy fried leeks that you will hoard. Insider's tip: Don't share them.
UPDATE: Breakfast is only available Saturday morning as of November 2013.
Neechi Commons and its Come n' Eat café serves an all-day breakfast and lunch featuring a multicultural menu with aboriginal fare and local ingredients front and centre. Bannock French toast with wild blueberries is a scrumptious example of how to meld cuisines. The all-day breakfast is served in a sunlight dining room with views of downtown Winnipeg and urban life on North Main.
All-day weekday breakfasts and a fantastic weekend brunch makes this St. James eatery a popular spot. Fresh and local ingredients lead the way here, including the innovative brunch menu of sweet and savoury waffles, eggs Benedict, omelettes and breakfast pizzas. Word to the wise: You will have difficulty picking one dish.
The Nook (two locations)
43 Sherbrook Street
3106 Portage Avenue
Neighbourhood: St. James
Picture an old-school lunch counter/ diner with well-worn booths and open grill behind a long counter and you've got The Nook in Wolseley. This locals hangout serves a fantastic, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that prides itself on no-frills. That attitude works just fine for all-day eggs and bacon lovers. A few Eggs Benedict mash-ups are worth a taste too.
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