Looking for some Brunch options in Calgary? Monki breakfast café and bistro is a must visit.
Located on 10th Ave SW of Calgary this mini cafe was once the house for Petite which then moved to 17th Street.
With its bohemian architecture, delicious food and hippy music it has become one of the favorite brunch places in the city.
Keeping the menu crisp and simple Monki has an interesting selection for brunching and lunching here.
They have varieties of Eggs Benedicts to choose from, the most popular being one with chorizo, caramelized onion, and goat cheese. I decided to go with baby spinach, mushroom, and roasted bell pepper. Their hollandaise sauce is the highlight of all the Benedicts. They also have salads, frittatas and their burgers and paninis are a more popular option for lunches.
All the dishes on the menu come with a side of the good chunk of crunchy potatoes with Monki special seasoning on top, accompanied with a small bowl of fresh cut fruits.
There is nothing exceptionally fancy about the food but at the same time they are very flavorful and tasty, that would make you visit again.
On the other hand, there are very limited options for the vegetarians, however, it does not leave you very disappointed. Veggie lovers can choose from options such as wild mushroom with roasted pepper and baby spinach frittatas and fennel apple with toasted almond salad. I don’t remember seeing anything beyond this in case you happen to be a vegetarian. Not to forget you can always choose something from the sides such as the Monki hash browns, toast & house made jam etc.
They do not have a specific drink menu. However, their mimosas are worth trying. They also usually list out a few drinks as per the season that you can choose from.
SERVICE & PRICING:
Service is very quick and efficient. Monki is also very reasonably priced.
Weekdays are not quite busy however if you are planning to be there on a weekend be ready for at least 20-30 min wait. Else the other option, I would recommend using the no-wait app. The app allows you to book in advance and join the waitlist. It will notify you once your table is ready and you can head your way towards the restaurant.
Happy Brunching @Monki
To view details:https://www.monkibistro.ca/