The WHERE to Dine Awards are our annual celebration of the best food in Edmonton. For the 2020 edition, the panel of judges had the high-pressure task of choosing the top three winners in 12 categories. Here’s what they loved for breakfast/brunch.
1ST: DE DUTCH
Nothing says “weekend” like brunch at De Dutch. A must here are the Dutch omelettes and Pannekoeken (pronounced PAN-uh-cook), which are slightly thicker than a crêpe, but not as thick as a North American pancake. 10030 Jasper Ave., 587-520-8841.
“I enjoy the thin Dutch pancakes and croquettes, which are two of their specialties. You can have the pancakes sweet or savoury. It’s an unusual surprise in the growing breakfast field.”—B.R.
Pip is a great spot to indulge in two of Whyte Ave’s greatest pleasures: delicious food and a relaxed vibe. Expect classics like Mushroom Toast, Eggs Benny, and Bloody Marys. 10403-83 Ave., 780-760-4747.
3RD: HIGHLEVEL DINER
Breakfast at the Highlevel Diner is practically a rite of passage for anyone who’s lived in Garneau. The entire menu features tried-and true classics, but the cinnamon buns are particularly legendary. 10912-88 Ave., 780-433-0993.
Maynard Kolskog Maynard Kolskog is a Certified Research Chef with the NAIT Centre for Culinary Innovation. He does research and product development primarily in plant-based foods and ingredients, specializing in local prairie crop products and value-added foods. Prior to that, he was a culinary instructor for 15 years with the NAIT Culinary Arts Department.
Brett Roy Brett Roy is the owner of Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates and the winner of over 90 International Chocolate Awards. He began his career as a chef, training and working in Australia at the Ménage à Trois restaurant and then travelling to fulfill key roles at the first Conrad hotel on the Gold Coast and as a corporate chef in Toronto. He has since been recognized as one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America.