Our Favourite Breakfast Spots on 17th Ave SW


We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we’ve listed the top five breakfast spots located on and near 17 Avenue, southwest.

Buttermilk Fine Waffles

If you are a waffle lover, this is the perfect spot for you. Indulge with some delicious sweet and savory waffles, or build your own. Choose from lemon curds, melted chocolate, Village vanilla ice cream, crumbled goat cheese and more. Buttermilk Fine Waffles also offers waffles benedict and buttermilk parfait to satisfy every taste bud. Have your Sunday breakfast ritual here; open seven days a week from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Located at 330-17th ave S.W.
Visit their website here.

Universe Restaurant

If you love all day breakfast, then Universe Restaurant is the ideal place for you. Breakfast is served any time of day, everyday of the week. Have your pick with their extensive breakfast menu, which include six benedicts, seven breakfast specialties, 10 crepes and 13 omelets. Whether you are craving a Mount Everest or a Bagel Beauty, Universe Restaurant has a dish for everyone’s breakfast wants and needs. If you are not able to make breakfast, Universe restaurant has you covered with delivery available all day.

Located on 17th avenue: 1415-17th ave S.W.
Visit their website here.

Nellie’s Cosmic Café

Nellie’s Cosmic Café embodies the heart of 17th avenue with its trendy, cozy atmosphere. Nellie’s Cosmic Café is a Calgary based breakfast spot that is locally owned and operated with three other locations; Kensington, 90th avenue SW and 7th avenue SW. Treat yourself to Saturday and Sunday brunch, and get the true Calgary breakfast experience, that feels just like home.

Located at 1001-17th ave S.W.

Red’s Diner

Located a few blocks away from 17th Avenue, Red’s Diner is best known for their outstanding breakfast options and huge portions. Red’s Diner uses farm fresh ingredients, and creates modern comfort food to create an outstanding breakfast. Try their famous eggs benny, original omelettes or something right off the griddle. Vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free individuals are welcomed as they also offer tofu scrambles, breakfast parfaits and red quinoa. Red’s Diner has all day breakfast from 7:00am – 4:00pm.

Located at 1415 fourth st. S.W.
Visit their website here.

The Coup

If you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, The Coup is the perfect breakfast spot for you. Using only organic locally grown foods that are made from scratch, The Coup provides a fresh new atmosphere. All soy and grain products are GMO-free and the menu is adjusted seasonally to provide the best produce throughout the year. Start your day with a breakfast shot of strawberry-rhubarb, chamomile, stone fruit or ginger haskap to cleanse your organs. With a wide range of food to choose from, The Coup offers a fun menu that will have everyone talking.

Located at 924- 17th ave S.W.
Visit their website here.

Did we mention that all of these breakfast spots are walking distance from our boutique rental building, The George? Learn more about this luxurious building on the heart of 17th by visiting our website www.georgeon17.com.

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