5 Amazing Breakfast Destinations in Winnipeg
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5 Amazing Breakfast Destinations in Winnipeg

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For many of us, the rest of our day is largely determined by how awesome our breakfast was. Whether it was bad coffee or burnt toast, an unsatisfactory brekkie spread can undoubtedly put us in a foul mood until the next meal that redeems it.

With its growing number of cafes, bistros, and eateries, Winnipeg is fast becoming one of the more attractive food hubs in the Great White North. With this, we present you with a list of our favorite breakfast spots in Manitoba’s capital. 

How much does breakfast typically cost in Winnipeg?

Cafe breakfasts have differing prices, depending on the type of restaurant service it features, where it’s located, and the brand of experience it offers.

To give you an idea of what you can expect to shell out, here are some of the common dishes found in our list of restaurants and their prices.

RestaurantBreakfast Items
2 Kelly’s CaféThe Classic Breakfast – $10.25
3 Egg Denver Omelette – $12.95
Just Two (Basic Breakfast) – $6.99
ClementineBraised Bacon Benedict – $13
Fried Chicken on Toast – $14
Brussels Style Waffle – $11
Marion Streat EateryThe Usual – $10.75
Three-Egg Omelette or Skillet – $15
Eggs Benny – $15.25
French Toast – $16
L’Arche Tova CafeBlue Collar Special – $6.25
Eggs Benedict – $12.50
Small Breakfast – $5.50
Denver Omelette – $13
The Frenchway CafeThe Classic – $10.95
The Frenchway Omelette – $9.95
Surf Benedict – $14.95

Reviewing the Best Breakfast Spots in Winnipeg

In coming up with our list, we evaluated the restaurants with the best breakfast in Winnipeg based on these four elements:

Food Quality. Whether they’re serving food during or outside peak days, we want to know if the quality remains consistent.
Customer Service. As the breakfast rush can get extra-busy, we set out to discover how staff treat customers. Do they make them feel welcome and at home?
Price. Though no breakfast experience is created equal, we tried to find out if their prices justify the food and the experience.
Overall Experience. From dining options to interior design and general atmosphere, we asked customers if these nooks really do set the best mood for great breakfast food.

1. 2 Kelly’s Café

2 Kelly’s Café
ADDRESS3-81 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X3
CONTACT DETAILS(204) 924-2020
HOURS OPEN8:15 AM-3:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays
9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Saturdays
CROWD FAVORITESOmelettes, Hash Browns, Breakfast Wraps
SERVICESDine- In, Take-Out, Catering

Our Rating:

Food Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Overall Experience★★★★☆ (4/5)

As it is located beside The Fort Garry Hotel, one would think that 2 Kelly’s Café would follow the grand design aesthetic of the hotel’s historic structure.

However, we were pleasantly charmed by 2 Kelly’s Café’s homey interiors. Customers who recommended them to us were right – you immediately feel welcome and at home in its warm and cosy ambiance.

Food-wise, we have not met a customer who didn’t have wonderful things to say about the menu. In the spotlight are their Denver Omelette and shredded hash browns, which many first-time and repeat diners swear by. 

Even regulars praise the consistency of the food quality, having ordered the same meal at every visit and being equally wowed each time.

Price-wise, we think that they fall in the middle of the spectrum – average and reasonable. For delicious homemade food, we feel that you get good value for your money.

What really makes the visit worth your while is the customer service. We are truly impressed that most, if not all customers, remember having a positive encounter with the owner, Kelly.

It is very rare for a restaurant owner to personally serve customers these days, so we love that Kelly always makes time to stop by tables to greet diners. Regulars say that if you visit frequently enough, she will have your order memorised.

Apart from Kelly, we love that the entire staff will treat you like family, even when you visit for the first time. They offer service with a personal touch, which we think is their edge over competitors. 


  • Service with a personal touch
  • Warm and inviting ambiance
  • Quality breakfasts at reasonable prices


  • No delivery service
  • No signage, so it can be challenging to find

Customer Reviews

What a cool place! My new favorite cafe in Winnipeg. The food is really great, but the best part is the atmosphere.  Kelly treats her customers like family, so it’s super fun to eat there, chat with her ( she’s hilarious!) and watch her treat her loyal customers so well.  It is really cozy, and very convenient location in Ft Gary place mall right behind Ft Gary hotel. Give it a try, won’t be your last I bet.” – Brad Josephs

“Amazing little cafe to check out at the Fort Garry mall! The owner is incredibly friendly, and the food is great. If that isn’t enough, the atmosphere is very homey and welcoming. A great place to grab breakfast with a friend, or on your own. You’ll feel like you’ve been a customer for your whole life, after the first time.” – Hunter Leforte

“I fly for a major airline and I’m always looking for a good, local place to have breakfast.  FOUND IT.  Come for the food, stay for the fun.  Kelly makes every breakfast an event, not just a meal.  It was a 15 minute walk, in -20 degree weather, and still well worth it.  I recommend the DENVER OMELETTE” –Cleatus McDonel

2. Clementine

ADDRESS123 Princess St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K8
CONTACT DETAILS(204) 942-9497
HOURS OPEN9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Wednesdays to Mondays
CROWD FAVORITESBraised Bacon Benedict, Waffles, Chorizo Verde Toastada, Fried Potatoes, Fried Chicken on Toast
SERVICESDine-In, Take-Out, Delivery

Our Rating:

Food Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Overall Experience★★★★☆ (4/5)

Clementine is arguably one of the most popular downtown spots for brekkie, as evidenced by growing queues at the entrance on weekends. While this may discourage some customers to dine in, many stick it out as they know that the wait is worth it.

We love how Clementine stands out amongst its competitors with its simple yet unique menu. This is a breakfast spot that offers fresh, updated takes on the classic first meal of the day.

Customers rave about the Braised Bacon Benedict, Chorizo Verde Tostada (their signature version of Avocado Toast), and yes, even the Fried Potatoes. We like that they offer a great portion size and decent prices for their dishes, considering the elevated breakfast experience they offer.

While the waiting can definitely dampen the excitement of hungry stomachs (wait times have been said to be around 20 minutes to 2 hours!), customers are quick to say that the experience justifies the wait. 

Food is served quickly upon ordering and is always fresh, which any breakfast aficionado will appreciate.

We also like its bold, modern interiors, with quirky artwork hanging on its walls setting a fun and friendly atmosphere. We think that younger people with an affinity for anything “hipster” would love this Intsagrammable place!

Location-wise, we think they’re situated in a great area as they’re within walking distance from most downtown hotels. This gives them a guaranteed crowd of both tourists and locals on any given day.

Customers who don’t have the luxury of time to dine in will be glad to know that they can experience Clementine at home. They can order their breakfast online and simply pick them up when they are ready, which people will appreciate given the usual waiting times for dine-in.

Ultimately, it’s the one-of-a-kind flavors, consistent food quality, and modern brand experience that we believe invite people to keep coming back. For us, that makes Clementine one of Winnipeg’s hottest destinations for foodies. 


  • Modern and unique menu
  • Reasonable prices
  • Online ordering for pick-up
  • Walking distance to most hotels


  • Long wait times, especially on weekends
  • No reservations

Customer Reviews

One of the best (if not the best) breakfast spots I’ve ever tried. The inside is very clean, has a friendly staff, and has a super nice laid back environment.

If you’re visiting Winnipeg, this would be very high up on my list in terms of restaurants to try. The food is well prepared and the flavours just pops out

Make sure to call in ahead to get on their waiting list though as they do get packed pretty quick. For the times that I’ve visited, I saw people stroll in just to hear that their wait time is around an hour.” –Robert Reyes Ong

“One of the best brunches I’ve ever had, without a doubt. And after being used to Toronto and Ottawa brunch prices, seems like an absolute steal.

The braised bacon alone is worth coming back on a daily basis if I lived nearby. The fried chicken was good and the potatoes were amazing. I will for sure be looking here every time I visit Winnipeg.” –Zack Babins

“Wow!, is the first reaction to the flavors these excellent dishes have. The place is chic and hipster. You take the stairs downstairs and are greeted by a small quaint bar and seating area. The kitchen is open but enclosed with glass so you can see the action but not leave smelling like you were in it. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Pricing is great. The dishes they offer are amazing. Def top 3 restaurants for me in Winnipeg. The drinks are cocktails made with determination to quench any thirst and elevate you whilst doing so. Will def come back and recommend to anyone in the area or visiting, to stop by..” –Johanna A.

3. Marion Street Eatery

Marion Street Eatery
ADDRESS393 Marion St, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0V4
CONTACT DETAILS(204) 233-2843
HOURS OPEN7:00 AM-3:00 PM, Mondays to Saturdays
8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Sundays
CROWD FAVORITESBrisket Hash, Whiskey Apple Pancake Bowl
SERVICESDine-In, Take-Out

Our Rating:

Food Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)
Overall Experience★★★★☆ (4/5)

Whether coming in solo to enjoy some me-time or going with a bunch of friends, we think that the Marion Street Eatery would make a great breakfast destination. 

Its charming rustic-industrial interiors give off a warm and inviting vibe, which we feel makes the perfect backdrop for a delicious meal and steaming-hot coffee at the start of the day.

First things first – we appreciate the thoughtfulness of their menu. The Marion Street Eatery is a friendly choice for both vegan and meat lovers, although it may still be limiting for vegetarians.

Some of the menu’s hero offerings include the Brisket Hash and Whiskey Apple Pancake Bowl, which most customers recommend. We also love that they have a create-your-own Three-Egg Omelette or Skillet, which makes room for some personalisation.

Despite aiming to offer a fine-dining feel, its generously-sized meals and fair prices make it accessible to most customers. We absolutely love the use of local ingredients, which pays homage to the community and the environment.

The only things that bring the Marion Street Eatery down are inconsistent food quality and seating availability. Some regulars have commented that their favorite dish is not always well-made, and that it can be tricky to find a table during the weekend breakfast rush.

Despite these, customers appreciate the friendliness of the staff, who are quick to attend to their every need. We think that this makes it a spot worth coming back to, as one is made to feel special at every visit. 


  • Great vegan options
  • Generous portions
  • Relaxing and laid-back ambiance
  • Warm, cheerful and attentive staff
  • Relatively reasonable prices
  • Uses local ingredients
  • Kids’ menu available


  • No delivery option
  • Hit-and-miss food quality
  • Can be harder to get seating during weekends

Customer Reviews

Great place for brunch!! Relaxing atmosphere at the bar or table with a great cup of coffee! Their Ruben is pretty damn tasty with beer caramelized onions.” –Terry Gent

“As others have said in this reviews Marion Street Eatery offers fine dining fair at regular prices. A lot of attention to detail went into our meals and everything was absolutely delicious! Our server was friendly, cheerful, and attentive. The coffee here was excellent as well. Great job guys!!” –Adam Hammoud

“Wow. The food was amazing, service was friendly and quick, and the drinks were good too. This place is on my list of favourite restaurants for sure! I love that they use local ingredients as well.” –Eden Schellenberg

4. L’Arche Tova Cafe

L’Arche Tova Cafe
ADDRESS119 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 1R1
CONTACT DETAILS(204) 421-9388
HOURS OPEN8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays
CROWD FAVORITESBlue Collar Special, Cinnamon Bun French Toast, Blueberry Pancakes, Fresh Breads and Pastries
SERVICESDine-In, Take-Out, Catering

Our Rating:

Food Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Overall Experience★★★★★ (5/5)

Out of all the restaurants in this list, L’Arche Tova Cafe is by far the most affordable option. Diners can enjoy their bestselling Blue Collar Special for just $6.25, which is a steal when they discover how generous the portion is.

This nook is also known for its homemade Cinnamon Buns, which are baked fresh every day. Their simple but tasty menu also includes omelettes and skillets, as well as burgers, sandwiches, and salads – offering something for everyone, which we like.

Homemade bread items are also a key feature of this cafe, with many customers swearing by their rye and potato dill loaves. 

Customers love coming in and being welcomed by friendly staff, which is a big plus. We love ourselves a great breakfast place where you come in and immediately feel like family.

Inside, L’Arche Tova Cafe offers a quiet, clean, and friendly atmosphere. We think that this is a great come-on for diners who want to enjoy their breakfasts in peace while enjoying the warmth of the community.

Service is also quick, which on-the-go individuals or extra-hungry diners will appreciate. Not everyone will come in wanting a long and luxurious sit-down, so their no-fuss approach will go over well with those who just need to eat and go.

What we love most about this cafe is its heart for people and the community. There is only a handful of paid staff, while the rest of the team are volunteers.

They also employ people with special needs, which we find truly remarkable. We think that this also makes L’Arche Tova Cafe an impressive social enterprise, serving great food from a place of love.

A downside is that they are only open 5 days of the week, which doesn’t include Sunday, a day where many people go out with families and friends for brekkie. They also don’t deliver and some customers attest to having difficulties parking at times.

Despite all these, we believe that L’Arche Tova Cafe is worth frequenting. Their delicious but affordable breakfasts and admirable advocacies make them a winner in our eyes.


  • Big portions at affordable prices
  • Great homemade baked goods
  • Employs people with special needs
  • Clean and down-to-earth vibe


  • No delivery option
  • Challenging parking
  • Open only 5 days a week

Customer Reviews

So hungry almost forgot to take photos haha. Fantastic place!!! Great service, great food, and great coffee. My first visit and I will definitely be back. The cinnamon buns and homemade bread looked amazing! Will have to try the bakery next time too. HIGHly recommend this place.” –2 Baked Girls Potcast

“TLDR: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great food made with quality ingredients, good prices, in a friendly, clean, cozy environment.

Ordered the big breakfast and it was very tasty and arrived promptly. The turkey sausage and the Dill bread were amazing and above and beyond your standard Smitty’s/Sal’s type quality.

Staff were friendly and attentive, and the restaurant was cozy and welcoming. I’ll definitely be making this my new regular breakfast spot. The prices were very good for the quality.” –Justin Woodcock

“Our secret breakfast spot I shouldn’t keep a secret. Best eggs Benedict and cinnamon buns. Also don’t forget to take a loaf of fresh baked bread home with you. Potato dill for the win.” –Chronicly Insane 

5. The Frenchway Café

The Frenchway Café
ADDRESS238 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S2
CONTACT DETAILS(204) 416-2277
HOURS OPEN7:00 AM-5:00 PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays
9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Sundays
CROWD FAVORITESEggs Benedicts, Bakery Items, Crepes, Desserts
SERVICESDine-In, Take-Out, Delivery, Catering

Our Rating:

Food Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Overall Experience★★★★☆ (4/5)

For those who love their bread or are a dessert person, The Frenchway Café is their best bet. We are impressed by the freshness of their daily baked goods, as well as their half-price rack that features excess products from the day before.

We think that apart from dining in, this would make a great stop to stock up on fresh bread to take home and enjoy. This is an excellent way to bring home the Frenchway experience and share it with family and friends.

Certified crowd-pleasers include a mouthwatering series of eggs benedicts, delicious crepes, and of course, their exquisite bakery items. They also have a great dessert selection, so customers with a sweet tooth will certainly be spoilt for choice.

We love how the cafe wears its art-loving heart on its sleeve, as it features the works of local artists on its walls. These pieces are also for sale, so in a way, the cafe also functions as a mini-gallery.

Customers love the attention to detail given to each dish, which is reflected in the quality of its flavors. We like that even diners can tell that the chefs really pour their hearts into their cooking and baking.

Service is also quick but friendly, which goes over well with customers who just want to focus on their food. We also think that their menu is priced fairly, given the intricacy of each plate of food.

It saddens us that a handful of customers have experienced less-than-stellar treatment from staff, whether it was an impolite remark or lack of urgency. But it seems like these are just exceptions rather than the norm, which for us means that it is deserving of a second chance.

There are also limited parking slots and customers could get waitlisted for a while during the height of weekend service. A great alternative if one doesn’t have time to wait is to take out some bakery items to enjoy elsewhere.


  • Longer hours compared to other breakfast and brunch spots
  • Scrumptious bakery items and desserts 
  • Reasonable prices
  • Fast and friendly service
  • Half-price “Yesterday’s Baking” area
  • Cosy cafe atmosphere


  • Limited parking
  • Occasionally long waiting times
  • Some one-off customer experiences with unfriendly or inattentive staff

Customer Reviews

Just wow. Been wanting to try this place forever and they did not disappoint. Went in for brunch with a bit of a waitlist, but made sure we knew there was no pressure if we changed out minds while we waited.

Snagged their ultra limited edition Burger Week 2021 and savoured every bite along with my side of their coconut curry beet soup.

Will be back for the food, treats, and amazing staff that made me feel safe and welcome.” –David Wesst

“Great food, fast friendly service and very reasonable prices.

I loved that the benedict came with mushrooms! The beer cheese soup was phenomenal. I would definitely come back just for this soup. My company said the strawberry crepes were also amazing.

I’ve enjoyed some sandwiches from here as well and have never been disappointed with the food or service.” –Kayla 

“Met a friend of mine here and it was our first time there, Ive heard it’s good before and it did not disappoint.

I ordered the earth Benedicts (the ones with spinach, artichoke and goat cheese) with hash browns on the side, omg so good! The portion was very generous too, I had a carrot cake as well and it was de-li-cious. the service was great, beyond our expectations. I would come back and recommend “ –Ady F.

FAQs on Best Breakfast Destinations in Winnipeg

We hope we’ve helped you narrow down the list of restaurants you’ll be prioritizing for those indulgent breakfast experiences! 

Now, if you’re looking to bring bigger servings of good food to your doorstep, you may want to check out our list of top-rated catering services in Winnipeg. Having your food catered takes out a lot of the stress of organising fun gatherings at home!