Edmonton is a neat place for dining and I must say, I don't mind dining in Edmonton! We went for breakfast bright and early at the Sugarbowl
and it was already busy with a bit of the lineup outside their doors. We decided that we didn't really want to wait for a table inside - so we sat outside!
As we were outside on a breezy morning, I started with a nice cup of tea! The tea was quite unique as it wasn't a brand I've seen before. It was quite fragrant but not overwhelming. I think it would have been nice with honey - I just put sugar in mine.
This restaurant is known for their Cinnamon Buns
so I ordered one and it was the size of my head! Although it doesn't look very appealing, it was very fresh and soft and fluffy. It tasted really delicious with brown sugar topping and butter on the side. It's like a fresh loaf of cinnamon bread but better!
The other breakfast we ordered was their Chicken and Waffles
and this was another great choice! The chicken was not greasy, well seasoned, and pan-fried to a nice tender crisp - and still super juicy! The waffles were light with a hint of sweetness. The maple butter was definitely a nice condiment and it completes the dish!
This was one of my favourite breakfast places in Edmonton. Although parking can be a bit tricky, we've been lucky enough to find street parking and the weather was nice enough for us to walk to. The service was a bit lacking - but what lacks in that department really makes up in the quality of food! I'm sure this is a place I will return to!
10922 88 Ave NW
I first heard of Highlevel Diner
on TV as I watched "You Gotta Eat Here", and they were recommending their famous Cinnamon buns. So, we knew when we stayed overnight in Edmonton, this was a breakfast place on the top of our list.
Nothing starts my day better than with some Hot Chocolate
and so I ordered some here. It's a nice treat to have hot chocolate in my diet as I love it, but often find it's really sweet.
I ordered their Farmers Omelette
which was an amazing omelette with bacon, onion, potato, and cheddar cheese. It kind of reminds me of the items I love in my perogies! These items tastes amazing wrapped in eggs!
Finally, the star of the show, the Cinnamon Bun
where we ordered 1 to share. Thank goodness we did as they were the size of my head! It was soft, warm, fresh, gooey and not too sweet. It was the perfect cinnamon bun which needed nothing else with it. It was amazing!
Overall, the cinnamon buns are to die for! There's a few other places on my "to go list" that include cinnamon buns now as it's one of my favourite food items. I especially love cinnamon buns around Christmas time as it's warming, inside and out! So, if you go to this diner, be sure to order yourself a cinnamon bun from here!
10912 88 Avenue
Ah, I was craving the warm scent of cinnamon with a creamy frosting... but, my favourite place was closed. I heard Tim Hortons
had a limited time offer of a Cinnamon Delight
, so I went and tried one.
Could it be because it was in the evening, and it wasn't fresh, or are they just like that? I've seen these cinnamon delights a few times, and they always looked the same. I caved in and tried one anyway. No, it wasn't the prettiest, but Tim Hortons baked goods never really look good. It's all about taste. And, the tasted like cinnamon - a cinnamon soft pastry with cream cheese icing!
The cinnamon bun here wasn't the ooey gooey ones I'm use to, and it wasn't fluffy either. It has a lot of "flat" layers that are folded, and made into almost petal like pattern. I could literately pick off a petal and eat it like a mini cinnamon bun. They do claim it's made of "Danish pastry dough", and yes, it was something quite different! I do like it as different is good!