It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when you live in a country that produces breakfasts like these, there’s absolutely no reason to skip it. Here are some must-try breakfast dishes from across Canada.
Mallard Cottage's The Brakey Sppecial
Traditional Newfoundland fare goes gourmet at Chef Todd Perrin’s Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi. The former Top Chef Canada contestant uses local ingredients – think seal flipper, chanterelles and cod – in his ever-changing menu. The Brakey Special, pictured here, is a generous off-menu breakfast of the best, biggest and freshest daily fare. On this day it was eggs, seasoned potato wedges, sliced sausage, pancakes with butter, bacon and homemade preserves.
Rhino Coffee House's Maple Bacon Doughnut
Per capita, Canada has more doughnut shops than any other country on earth. This number includes Tofino’s Rhino Coffee House, whose maple bacon doughnuts are quintessentially Canadian.
Angie's Full Platter Combo
Angie’s diner, formally known as The Original Angie’s Since 1962, has been a Waterloo mainstay since the 60s. The popular joint is known for its classic diner breakfasts, served with a German twist. This Full Platter combo comes with Oktoberfest sausage, Krug’s smoked sausage (a local delicacy), hand-pounded pork schnitzel, eggs, toast and a slice of lemon.
Get Angie’s quick and easy Pork Schnitzel recipe here.
Beautiful Berry Scones
The Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild (WCQG) has been around since 1984, and patchwork blankets aren’t the only incredible handmade fare its crafty ladies produce. When Lynn visited she was treated to a delicious potluck, including these scrumptious berry scones.
Park Cafe's Smoked Salmon Benny
Saskatoon’s Park Cafe has been credited with revitalizing the once rundown Riversdale neighbourhood, but that’s not its only contribution to the greater good. In addition to serving standout standbys, like its smoked salmon Benny, the restaurant also smokes its own bacon, including beef bacon, back bacon, peameal and chicken bacon.
Read more about Park Cafe and get their Sunday best-seller recipe: pan-fried pickerel.
Bernstein Deli's Latka Stackers
Fried eggs on a flat top spell breakfast. Find classic diner fare at Winnipeg’s Bernstein Deli, plus local faves such as their Latka Stackers: a Reuben-esque tower of grilled corn beef, fried eggs, cheese and fresh latkes.