Diner Deluxe

You can sum Diner Deluxe in two words: hipster central.  We weren’t even planning to go for brunch as my friends wanted to eat at 10:30am on a Sunday.  Call me crazy but I’ve never been the biggest fan of the brunch crazy because a) lineups are always insane and b) hipster overload.  Alas, my friend took a bullet for us and waited with the masses to grab a table.  Be prepared to wait for an hour if you’re coming on a weekend.

The place is very eclectic and has some hilarious, old school signs.  Zillion dollar benny anyone? There were six of us so we each ordered our own dish (missing pictures for two dishes).

Stuffed french toast ($15.00)
Thick cut apple flax sourdough, brie, bacon, and rosemary syrup. This was actually a huge plate, you won’t be hungry after eating this. The stuffed French toast was sandwichesque but way more fluffy and delicious. The bacon, ham and brie went surprisingly well with French toast, which was unexpected.

Huevos rancheros ($17.00)
Jalapeño-lime chicken, red peppers, salsa verde, cilantro sour cream, and corn tortillas. Comes with a side of hash browns and my sis opted out of the eggs and got extra ham instead. I had a taste and it was good, with a slight kick from the sauce.

Chocolate banana french toast ($14.00)
Dark chocolate, cranberry sourdough, and caramelized banana. This was my backup choice (doesn’t it look delicious?)

Mascarpone french toast ($13.00)
Multigrain, mascarpone mousse, mixed berries, and preserved lemon.

Overall, the food was good.  If you’re a brunch fanatic, this is definitely worth checking out.  Just be prepared to wait if you plan on going during prime time.

Diner Deluxe
804 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB
(403) 276-5499

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