7 Fabulous Diners
At one time there were just few new-generation diners in Calgary. Places like Diner Deluxe and the Galaxie Diner served up hearty breakfast fare — omelettes, eggs benedict, sausage, bacon, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, etc. — in a retro-modern atmosphere. Today, they’re everywhere. From classic truck stops to brand-new shiny buildings, from one-off independents to small chains, the traditional diner menu is enjoying a resurgence. Here are a few must-try diners in Calgary:
This delicious diner serves up local and sustainable ingredients in each dish. With three locations in Calgary, Diner Deluxe is a perfect pick for a breakfast, brunch, or lunch with family or friends.
Inspired by the classic diners of the 1940s, Galaxie Diner’s vintage interior is a perfect place to enjoy all day breakfast with family and friends, or recover from a hangover. Menu highlights include French toast, omelettes, and a breakfast sundae. Coffee is constantly flowing and bottomless toast and hash browns are served.
Named after an old streetcar that ran down 12th ave in the early part of the last century, The Beltliner is a modern and casual interpretation of the classic diner. The menu features local, seasonal, artisanal and handmade ingredients including Fratello Lattes and Grizzley Paw root beer floats.
Blue Star Diner
This cozy little diner sources its ingredients from local farmers. Blue Star Diner serves up a diverse breakfast and lunch menu, and has plenty of vegan and gluten aware options. It also offers a variety of drinks including breakfast cocktails and $5 mimosas!
Cora’s diverse breakfast and lunch menus are sure to put a smile on your face! With three locations in Calgary and re-invented classic dishes tempting appetites for all ages, Cora is a great place for a family brunch.
Red’s Diner takes farm fresh ingredients and turns them into modern comfort food. You can enjoy all day breakfast at any one of the three locations in the city!
BLACKFOOT TRUCK STOP Diner
Opened in 1956, the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner has been a Calgary favourite for quite some time. This one of a kind restaurant is open 24 hours a day and serves all day breakfast, three-course dinners, and homemade desserts. It’s a perfect place to bring the kids. Children love the toy train track and the colouring books.
Diners are everywhere. From classic truck stops to brand-new shiny buildings, from one-off independents to small chains, the traditional diner menu is enjoying a resurgence in Calgary.