In Your Words, #yyc: Brunch in Calgary is awesome… including the crazy lineups
There’s a March snowstorm outside. Calgary police have advised against driving and the lights are flickering across the city. Still, I walked a blustery five blocks and waited just 15 minutes in the blowing snow—don’t worry, it was a dry cold—to get this single seat at the counter. And it was so worth it.
It’s cosy in the Beltline diner, with just enough space for the servers to slip between the tables of 10:30 a.m. brunchers. The next hungry lot is chattering cheerfully while crammed up against one another in the make-shift waiting area. There’s a growing line on the other side of the door, too, comprised of resolute, chilly wannabe diners.
In Calgary, the only thing we love more than brunch is drinking on patios (especially drinking on patios when it’s warm enough to take off our toques).