Red’s Diner

Another super popular brunch/all day breakfast institute that I’ve heard good things about. They have two other locations (Kensington and Ramsay). We decided to check them out on a Saturday morning. Pro tip: download the No Wait app (second time I’ve used it since OEB). Seriously, the best thing ever. We were 16th in line but only had to wait 30 minutes from start to finish. Not bad.


The inside is cozy and decor gives off an air of country home style.


2x Mimosas ($7.00) – if you’re going to do brunch, might as well get a few mimosas.

Blueberry buttermilk buckwheat pancakes ($14.00)
IMG_1116Served with whipped butter and maple syrup. Had a bite of C’s pancakes; they were light, fluffy and stuffed with blueberries. I should have got this for myself.

Prairie breakfast plate ($17.50)
IMG_11172 eggs, house made potato cheddar perogies and Rocky’s kielbasa. I subbed out the kielbasa for a beef sausage so that C could eat some. You could tell the perogies were homemade but you only get 6 and they’re small. The potato hash was good (chunky, well seasoned) and a nice touch with the fruit (orange, grapefruit and honey dew). Maybe I’m just not a “breakfast plate” type of guy. Pricey too.

Overall, decent breakfast place but a bit uninspiring and a little overpriced in my books. The lineups tell a different tale though so if you go, stick with their sweet offerings.

Red’s Diner
1415 – 4 Street SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 266-3448

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