OEB Breakfast Co., Calgary, AB

OEB Breakfast Co. features a breakfast-oriented menu, and is a one-of-a-kind eatery we loved

My friend Rick and I recently trucked his newly-acquired Ducati Sport Classic 1000 to Calgary for service at Sport Cycle, one of Canada’s top Ducati service shops.

We asked Sport Cycle’s proprietor, Brian Taylor, where to head for lunch before returning to Edmonton.  He recommended the OEB Breakfast Co. and I’m happy to report OEB Breakfast Co. is one of those ‘jewel’ eatery ‘finds.’

Located on Edmonton Trail just north of Calgary’s downtown, this quirky little cafe is small with only about 40 seats, and take note, this is a Cash Only restaurant.

We arrived just after 1:00 PM on a Thursday, and there was a small queue at the door.  The place was packed with happy looking diners.  We waited a short ten minutes until a young server walked us to our table.

“What’s your most popular dish?”, I queried before even sitting down.

“Soul in a Bowl”, she said.

OEB’s menu is breakfast-centric.  Most of the items feature eggs of different kinds, but there’s also crepes.

We were in a hurry to get out of town and back to Edmonton.  I ordered the Soul in a Bowl ($13.50) which might more aptly be named Heart Attack in a Bowl.  The dish is two poached eggs with brown butter bernaise sauce plopped on a bowl of poutine – large wedges of home cut herb potatoes, with a sprinkling cheese curds, and jacked up with chunks of slow cooked bacon.

One of OEB's most popular dishes Soul in a Bowl.  Two poached eggs on poutine, bacon and Bernaise sauce.  Don't think about it; just do it!

One of OEB’s most popular dishes Soul in a Bowl. Two poached eggs on poutine, bacon and Bernaise sauce. Don’t think about it; just do it!

It’s easy to see why this dish is popular. It’s got all those ingredients we reserve for ‘special’ treats. The mix of poached eggs, Bernaise sauce, cheese curds and bacon on the wedges of herbed potatoes just works!

Let’s just skip counting calories and minimizing fat intake for today, shall we?  And enjoy good company and comfort food.

After returning to Edmonton, I texted my niece Alicia who lives a few blocks from OEB that we had just eaten at the cafe and she texted back, “That’s my favourite brunch place!”

And now, it’s one of my favourite restaurants in Calgary.  The OEB Breakfast Co. earns a Highly Recommended rating.  We loved it!

OEB Breakfast Co., Calgary

OEB Breakfast Co., Calgary

 

Two Eggs Benny and . . . ?  We don't remember what it was called, but my companion said it was great

Two Eggs Benny and . . . ? We don’t remember what it was called, but my companion said it was great

The OEB Breakfast Co., 824 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB. Tel.: 403-278-EGGS; Monday-Sunday 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.

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