It’s one of those days. Your schedule is jam-packed, you’ve got meetings and conferences booked and you haven’t even eaten breakfast yet. Why not introduce food to your meeting and head out for a corporate breakfast? It’s a great way to start your day, a great conversational environment and there are tons of restaurants and cafes located downtown that are open at the crack of dawn to accommodate even the earliest of risers.

Belgo Brasserie

Belgo serves breakfast from 7am to 10am Monday to Friday. Choose from free-style eggs done in a variety of ways, omelets, the Benny bar, griddle and skillet options and a selection of delicious beverages including lattes and cappuccinos to help wash down your chosen plate of food. There’s nothing like a full stomach and shot of espresso to kick-start your day. 

Cora’s – Bow Valley Square

Cora’s now has a plethora of locations around the city including one right in the heart of the business centre in Bow Valley Square. With piles of fresh fruit, mounds of hollandaise sauce, and so many menu choices, the worst thing about this place is deciding on just one. Can’t decide between eggs or pancakes? Try Cora’s Western-cheddar Crepomelet! Exactly how it sounds, a crepe wrapped in a western-cheddar omelet drizzled with hollandaise sauce, served with fresh fruit and toast. Amazing every time. Open Mon – Sat 6am – 3pm and Sunday 7am – 3pm. 

Essence – The Westin

The newly renovated restaurant, Essence, located in the Westin Hotel (4th avenue) downtown, boasts distinctive flavours of Alberta’s finest cuisine rich in SuperFoodsRX. They offer an extensive and healthy breakfast menu split into unique categories – invigorate, rejuvenate, energize, indulge – and options that depict how each menu item aims to nourish the body. Try their Organic Pastel Egg White and All-Natural Turkey Omelets laced with arugula, low-fat cheddar, tomato and avocado salad ($18). Open daily at 6:30am. 

Green Bean Catering

Dine in or order food for the whole office, Green Bean Catering is dubbed Calgary’s most reliable catering company, which means even last minutes orders will be filled. From bagels & cream cheese, to muffins, to breakfast sandwiches to fruit kabobs, to yogurts, to pastries – they have a lot of items to choose from that you can order individually or by the tray. If you’re ordering online, just select the quantity of item you want and add it to the cart. Easy as pie… well easier. You can also stop in to the Green Bean for a casual sit down breakfast any day of the week. 

Thomsons

If you work in the downtown core Thomsons is conveniently and centrally located in the Hyatt Hotel (Center St. and Stephen Avenue). Breakfast is served daily starting at 6:30am and offers an impressive buffet as well as a la carte menu. Try the carved Alberta roast beef and smoked Canadian bacon and sausage with a warm sticky cinnamon bun or house-made hash browns.