8 Must-Try Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Winnipeg: Our Favourite Picks

Looking for the perfect brunch spot in Winnipeg? Since moving here over the summer, we’ve tried many brunch and breakfast places around the city. There’s definitely no shortage of spots to grab a delicious eggs benedict or breakfast poutine, but there are some that truly stand out.

Here’s a list of our favourite brunch and breakfast spots in Winnipeg, why we love them and why you should plan your next weekend outing here!


If you’re looking for a unique dining experience with a focus on fresh ingredients and trendy twists on traditional brunch items, look no further than Clementine Cafe.

Address: 123 Princess St. Clementine is located in the Exchange District, just steps away from historic Portage Avenue. 

The vibe: The doorway is unassuming, but once you step down into the basement, you enter an intimate space with brick walls and wooden tables, a nod to the district’s character buildings. 

Why we love it: We love the space: it’s small with a bustling atmosphere and all the dishes we’ve tried have been excellent.

Our favourite dishes: Braised Bacon Benedict and the Mushroom & Zucchini Curry Toast. If you can’t decide, pick a few of their delicious side dishes to share.

Price Rating: $$

Busy? Weekends can be busy, so it’s best to grab a table early or near closing. They operate with a waitlist and will message you when your table is ready. Reservations are not available.

Vegetarian/Vegan? They have many vegetarian dishes available and are able to adapt several dishes to be vegan friendly.

Modern Electric Lunch

Named after the 1920s eatery with the first electric refrigerator in a Winnipeg restaurant, the restaurant has a quirky take on classic diner fare.

Address: 232 Main St, Located in the historic Fortune Block.

The vibe: Modern Electric Lunch has a sleek aesthetic, clean lines and industrial lighting. The brick walls are adorned with old receipts from the original Electric Lunch eatery from the 1920s, which were uncovered during renovations.

Why we love it: Friendly service, excellent coffee and delicious sandwiches keep us coming back. Their rotating seasonal latte flavours are outstanding and we often pop in for a quick coffee prepared by their wonderful team of baristas.

Our favourite dishes: We love their sandwiches such as the Brekkie Sammie and the Vegan Sam. For something sweet, the PBJ pancakes are excellent!

Price Rating: $$

Busy? It can get busy, but we are usually able to grab a table. Reservations are not available.

Vegetarian/Vegan? There’s a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu

D+A – EQ3

A range of seasonally inspired soups, starters, shareables, entrees and desserts can be enjoyed at this stylish cafe in EQ3’s flagship showroom, along with drinks from their café.

Address: 1485 Portage Ave Unit Y017, inside EQ3 showroom

The vibe: This open-concept 40-seater cafe features beautiful design elements, from the white marble bar to the velvet pastel armchairs and flowing floor-to-ceiling curtains, separating the cafe from the showroom.

Why we love it: We are fans of EQ3’s stylish design, and D+A perfectly embodies these design elements. It’s the perfect place for a light brunch or a quick coffee before browsing the store.

Our favourite dishes: The classic avocado toast or the salmon eggs benedict are both outstanding.

Price Rating: $$

Busy? There are usually seats available at the cafe.

Vegetarian/Vegan? There are a few vegetarian dishes on the menu. No specific vegan dishes are available.

Oeb Breakfast Co.

A breakfast staple across Canada, Oeb Breakfast Co. recently opened its first Manitoba location in Winnipeg. Oeb is known for pushing the boundaries with a twist on classic breakfast dishes.

Address: 330 Main St #100, just off the intersection of Portage & Main.

The vibe: Designed by Kayla Browne of BOLD Workshop, Oeb has high windows that create a light and airy dining area with a custom metal art piece and stained glass.

Why we love it: Oeb never disappoints. We’ve tried several dishes so far and all of them have been delicious, well proportioned, and have a unique twist to make them stand out from other breakfast places.

Our favourite dishes: We keep coming back for their breakfast poutines such as a-lott a-laks and the confit de canard.

Price Rating: $$

Busy? The 90-seater restaurant can get quite busy and you might have to be placed on a waitlist to get a table.

Vegetarian/Vegan? There are many mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan dishes on their extensive menu.

La Creperie Ker Breizh

If you love French cuisine, you’ll love the savoury crepes served at La Creperie Ker Breizh. The eatery is reminiscent of Bretagne, France, and can be found on the Esplanade Riel, near various markets and events as well as at their brick & mortar restaurant.

Address: Unit 110 – 267 Sherbrook Street. In summer, find them on Esplanade Riel.

The vibe: In the summer, enjoy a crepe on Esplanade Riel, sitting on the seats outside the kiosk reminiscent of a Parisian terrace, overlooking the Assiniboine River. During the cooler seasons, you’ll find them serving savoury and sweet crepes in their restaurant on Sherbrook Street.

Why we love it: Original French recipes with local ingredients, the buckwheat crepes are a welcoming change from the usual heavy brunch pancakes in North America.

Our favourite dishes: Even though the menu at their kiosk is quite simple, all options are delicious. At their restaurant, Le réveil-matin is a great brunch option with cheese, ham and mushroom sauce.

Price Rating: $

Busy? On a beautiful summer day, the kiosk can get busy, but service is quick.

Vegetarian/Vegan? Both sweet and savoury crepes have vegetarian options. Unfortunately, there are no specific vegan options available.


For a fun and unique brunch in Winnipeg, visit Buvette, a newly opened spot in Osborne Village. The new restaurant features a menu that includes soups, brunch classics, and baked goods. 

Address: 120 Scott St, located in Osborne Village

The vibe: The restaurant itself is small but inviting, with seating for about 20 people inside and a few extra tables outside on their front lawn.

Why we love it: The small interior has a homely feel and service is friendly. Apart from the brunch menu, they also have a selection of baked goods made from scratch.

Our favourite dishes: Their menu changes frequently, so it’s hard to pick a dish as there’s never a similar one on the menu! This makes it a great place to keep trying different brunch items.

Price Rating: $$

Busy? Since the room is small, it gets very busy. Reservations are not available.

Vegetarian/Vegan? There are usually vegetarian options available. No dedicated vegan options are available.

Pauline Bistro Restaurant

Head to Pauline Bistro for a relaxing brunch with French-inspired dishes and delectable cocktails.

Address: 112 Marion St, located in the Norwood Hotel.

The vibe: The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere reminiscent of a 1920s French bistro. The space consists of light and airy colours with modern upholstered seats in sky blue and mustard yellow. It’s easy to forget you’re in North America when you see the Parisian-style drawings and decorations on the walls.

Why we love it: We love the stylish interior and the portion sizes are huge. We never leave hungry!

Our favourite dishes: You can’t go wrong with the brioche cinnamon bun french toast!

Price Rating: $$

Busy? It doesn’t get too busy, however reservations are available if you want to grab a table in advance.

Vegetarian/Vegan? There are many vegetarian dishes on the menu and options to make other dishes vegetarian. No specific vegan options are available.

Stella’s on Pembina

Stella’s first location opened in 1999 and has since expanded to several locations in the city. Brunch menu items include waffles, pancakes, french toast, eggs and breakfast meats. Stella’s on Pembina serves breakfast all day; which makes it perfect for late risers.

Address: 1463 Pembina Hwy, south of downtown Winnipeg.

The vibe: The restaurant is spacious and airy, with plenty of seating for groups. In summer, head upstairs to enjoy the large rooftop terrace. There’s also a lovely bakery on-site for all your pastry needs.

Why we love it: We love the extensive menu, generous portions and the rooftop deck, especially in summer. 

Our favourite dishes: The classic salmon benny and mimosa is a winner.

Price Rating: $$

Busy? Since the restaurant is spacious, you should be able to grab a table without too much of a wait. Even on a sunny summer day, we were able to be seated immediately on the rooftop terrace.

Vegetarian/Vegan? Stella is vegetarian/vegan friendly with several vegetarian and 100% plant-based options available.





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